Mysterious Samsung phone with 5.5'' 1080p display and Snapdragon 801 processor spotted

Mysterious Samsung phone with 5.5'' 1080p display and Snapdragon 801 processor spotted
Zauba, an Indian company that tracks import/export shipment records, has proven in the past to be an excellent source for information regarding unreleased devices, and yesterday was no different. A listing found on its website points towards an unknown Samsung device (SM-G430) that is undergoing R&D work, and even reveals the phone's display size – 5.5-inches.

As many as 17 units of the Samsung SM-G430 were imported into India, and that was reason enough for people to start digging. That paid off, for Dutch TechTastic got their hands on the actual user agent profile of the device, which further reveals some juicy details about the phone. For one, we now know that the SM-G430's 5.5-inch display has a resolution of 1080 x 1920, good for the excellent 401 ppi. The clock frequency of the processor is also listed – 2.5GHz – leading us to suspect that one of Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipsets is at play here. If that is the case (and it likely is), that would qualify the SM-G430 as a high-end device, if not quite a flagship. In case you were wondering, the device doesn't run on Android Lollipop – it's got Android 4.4.4 KitKat on board instead.

It'll be quite interesting to see if the SM-G430 will actually make it to the market going into 2015. Samsung is in a dire need of a game change, and a high-end, non-flagship device with an affordable price tag might just be what the company needs to stem the tide of ultra-cheap, but quality Chinese handsets that have been eating away at the its market share over the past year. Wishful thinking? Quite possibly. But we'll have to wait and see before we're certain.


source: Zauba, Samsung via TechTastic

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24 Comments

1. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

are they trying to sell some Q1 2014 flagship devices in 2015 for a cheaper selling price?

24. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Still not as cheap as 1+1 even though they are blatantly copying it's specs

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Galaxy S5 XL.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Note 4 Neo?

10. liftmeup unregistered

EXACTLY!

13. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

That'd be freaking awesome, but it's almost too good to be true. It'd be as efficient as note 4 thanks to fHD.

18. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

no. Galaxy Note series is using SM-N*** this one is SM-G430. i think it's the 2015 version of Galaxy Grand.

20. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Hhhhhhh but if be S6 hhhhhhhhhhhh

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Galaxy A7.5?

4. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Galaxy E7 prime, neo or plus?

5. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

This ain't be the S6 maybe another new midrange phone in the tow.

6. Tommy-Ka

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Sorry, must troll here... Galaxy Shovel

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Mystery, it's another Galaxy! Unless it's the black blah hole edition I've been going for?

9. maddy996

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

price tag should be under $500 then it ll e thinkable

11. jerk009

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 21, 2014

jolly good

12. rkoforever90

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

wow now samsung sells phone based on T-shirt size . id pick a galaxy S5 M

14. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Another day, Another Galaxy..

17. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Another day another choice you dont have to buy.

15. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

this nonsense of daily releases will soon be over one day...more Kia's on the highway depreciates your flagship Note series!

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well, one things for sure, it'll be another Galaxy.

19. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Wow sammy, people have been waiting for this their whole life.

21. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nothing new...samsung release new phone every week!

22. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Samsung..High end phone... Affordable price tag?.. LOL

23. ToAnalyse

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 23, 2014

I agree. With those kind of specs you are not going to get an affordable phone, even though this may be what we are hoping for.

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