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Galaxy S4 I9507: Mysterious GS4 version surfaces at numerous locations

Galaxy S4 I9507: Mysterious GS4 version surfaces at numerous locations
It's beginning to look like Samsung is working on yet another Galaxy S4 version. After the I9500 (Exynos 5 Octa), the I9505 (Snapdragon 600), and the I9506 (Snapdragon 800), we're now hearing of a different version - the I9507. Unfortunately, information about this new Galaxy S4 model is pretty scarce right now, but here's what we know so far...

The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9507, which is yet to be officially announced by the company, has first appeared in the EXIF data of an image that was found somewhere on Picasa. The data showed that the image was taken in 10 megapixels, but that doesn't necessarily mean the GS4 I9507 will have a 10MP camera. The image could have simply been taken in a 16:9 format, in lower resolution, or something else.

While this piece of data shouldn't really be considered a very trustful source, that same model number has later popped up in the GFXBench database, where the accompanying data detailed the handset as one that is featuring a Snapdragon 600 chip (with Adreno 320 GPU), 1080x1920-pixel screen and LTE connectivity. When it comes to the benchmark results themselves, they seem to be quite similar to those achieved by the 'regular' versions of the GS4 - the I9500 and I9505.

Finally, User Agent Profile data (hosted on Samsung Mobile's own website) for the GS4 I9507 has also surfaced, confirming the 1080x1920 resolution screen, but not much else. The UA profile contains entries about ARM11 CPU, but since that's a very old technology, we don't think it'll have anything to do with the final product.

Some sources are speculating that the I9507 might be a dual-SIM or regional-specific version of the Snapdragon 800-powered I9506, but it doesn't seem that we have enough evidence to think so. We can hope that the higher model number could be an indication of an upcoming GS4 version that's featuring an even more powerful processor than the Snapdragon 800, but that should also be considered pure speculation for now.

What do our readers think the Galaxy S4 I9507 could be?

sources: SamsungMobile, GFXBench via SamMobile, SimOnlyRadar (translated)

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posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:24 2

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

maybe Samsung is doing the Nexus 5 and this is it...

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:50 1

14. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

If i9506 is the SD800, there is a possibility that i9507 could be the new Exynos 5420 :)

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 05:18 1

15. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

That can't be, as it uses Adreno 320, so it can be only one real options:
SnapDragon 600
I bet on a Dual SIM model.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 19:00

22. JGuinan007 (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 May 2011)

ITs a dual sim modle for asia or specifically hong kong with minor upgrades

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 07:50

17. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Ugh, please don't start another unsubstantiated Nexus 5 rumour.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:36 3

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1526; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

May be a tizen powered smartphone. A dual boot tizen and android.
but seriously there is too many variants of galaxy s4.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:44 1

3. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Hmm, a new Tizen device? Pleaseee

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:46

4. yoavst (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)

I've checked also i9505 and i9506. they both arm11 so it error maybe :P

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:52 2

5. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

What another galaxy ?!!!! Omg how could they... Bankruptcy !!!

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:58

7. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:58 2

6. roscuthiii (Posts: 2246; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Galaxy... how adequate a moniker it has turned out to be. Just as a galaxy has billions of stars, a Galaxy will have billions of variations it seems.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:12 5

8. djsan (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

It's nothing to get too excited about - the GT-i9507 is simply a regional version of the GT-i9505 with LTE-A (dual-mode LTE) and maybe larger 64GB internal ROM for Australia's Optus network and nothing more!

Unfortunately its not based on the GT-i9506, which has the faster Snapdragon 800 CPU, 32 or 64GB internal ROM and it seems with the FM radio making a comeback! Now that's the one to get excited about.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 08:32

20. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

I was thinking the same thing. Just a regional specific phone.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:20

9. Trex95 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

It seems that Samsung want to change the wisdom Apple a day keeps doctor a way to Galaxy everyday keeps all doctors a way Lol.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:24

10. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

The i9507 might turn out to be true. Remember the galaxy s2 had an galaxy r?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:39

11. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

or the galaxy s5 haha!

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:46

12. djsan (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

As I mentioned above, it is for the Optus Australia network and in their words:
"The Samsung dual mode GALAXY S4 is scheduled to be available on the Optus network from September, with Samsung GALAXY S4 mini commercial availability to be announced shortly."

If you want to check out the spec's then head over to pdadb.net website.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:46 3

13. TwentyWendy (banned) (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

Added this to 'must buy' list :)

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:14

16. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

May be another new S4 version with E 5420.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 08:03

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

If that's true will have to sell the Exynos S4 and get the latest more powerful version

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 08:21

19. mclifford81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)

Maybe they are making another version of the active for other carriers?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 14:12

21. skymitch89 (Posts: 1366; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

What's the model number of the Google Edition of the GS4? What if this is that? Also, what if this is a T-Mobile variant of the GS4 Active? Or what if Samsung is basing the Note 3 on the GS4 and this is a test/prototype unit? Wow, that's a lot of 'what if's'! I guess we'll have to wait and find out.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 21:09

23. aniallation (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)

It's probably a dual SIM version. If it's a Samsung variant, and it originated in Asia, it's probably dual SIM (or, more unlikely, a special model for a carrier that uses different frequencies) variant. I hope they don't make as many variants of the S4 as they did with the S2. lol

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 04:41

24. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)

It is probably with an exynos 5420 cpu.
S4 with S800 is I9506, this one is I9507, it means higher variant of S4.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 09:34

25. aniallation (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)

Maybe. However Exynos 5420 is slower then S800. Apparent AnTuTu benchmarks of Note 3 with 5420 are around 32k. Which are still beat by the Xperia Z Ultra with it's S800 which gets a score of around 34k, where stock S800 devices can get over 36k at times. S4-Octa by comparision gets 28k. Also I have a Samsung Galaxy SII HD LTE and it's model number I757M. which weirdly enough is a higher then the S3, which is I747M in America. Just the way things work at Samsung.

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 22:23

26. novaxxx (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)

its an Australian Hong Kong version for our 4g service snapdragon not dual sim

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