It seems to be getting increasingly difficult for carriers and smartphone makers to keep their upcoming devices away from prying eyes, especially now when specs for yet-to-be-announced handsets are often revealed in benchmark results. The latest one of them is the mysterious Samsung SCH-I425, codenamed Godiva, which surfaced from the GLBenchmark database.
What is known about the smartphone is that Verizon is its ultimate destination, and support for the carrier's LTE network is on board. The Samsung SCH-I425 also offers a screen of unknown size with resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. According to the benchmark results, there's an 1.4GHz MSM8960 SoC powering the device, but the presence of Adreno 305 graphics leads us to believe that the chip might be different, although it will surely belong to the Snapdragon S4 family. Last but not least, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is reported to run on the Samsung Godiva.
This is where the facts end and speculation kicks in. Some say that we might be dealing with a successor to the Samsung Stratosphere II because of a pattern noticed in the model names. A quick records check shows that the first generation Stratosphere, released back in 2011, was also known as the SCH-I405, while the second edition had a model name SCH-I415. Today's Samsung SCH-I425 could be a Stratosphere III (or something like that), which, if true, would mean that Verizon could soon start offering a mid-range Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard.
We might be wrong, of course, but that's currently all the evidence we have to work with. Either way, we'll keep our eyes open for more information about the Samsung SCH-I415 Godiva.