The Snapdragon 800-equipped Galaxy S4 with LTE-A to become internationally available?

The Snapdragon 800-equipped Galaxy S4 with LTE-A to become internationally available?
Earlier today a leaked AnTuTu benchmark was uncovered by GSMArena. It has since set the web abuzz teasing the possibility that a refreshed international Galaxy S4 is in the works.

The device in the test had a model number I9506, a digit above the current (international), Snapdragon 600-equipped Galaxy S4 that goes by a model number of I9505. The benchmark itself shows the device scoring an impressive 31123 points while running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz – the same processor that currently does the heavy-lifting on the South Korea-only LTE-A version of the phone. Said plainly, we could very well be looking at an upcoming LTE-A capable international version of Samsung's flagship. Interestingly enough, this version of the phone has managed to score higher than its supposed South Korean twin. As to why that is, we can't tell at this time.

Of course, a salty approach is advised, as we await an official statement by Samsung. That being said, do join us for a little speculation in the comment section.

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



24. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Samsung is again going to rock the floor of q4..

23. KashAli

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Never buying Samsung phone again my S4 is slow then.

16. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

awesome .... but dont want that antenna came out of phone..... in my country Korean carrier samsung price is almost 60% less than international ...... due to antenna ..

15. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Samsung clearly made a mistake by rushing and releasing the Galaxy S 4 with Qualcomm Snapdragon S600... They should have waited and release this version instead and the Exynos Octa. I think they got scared of losing sales and they are paying now for their mistake. Lesson learned Sammy, be wiser next year with S5!

20. av911 unregistered

Tell me where the mistake is? 20+ million sold is a mistake? HTC would give anything to have a "mistake" like that.

12. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

So Samsung is pulling an HTC and screwing early adopters.. This could be considered the S4+

17. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Or, put another way, refreshing the S4 to keep it competitive with the latest crop of phones arriving late summer. Not letting LG gain the upper hand. Pretty much what HTC attempted with the Sensation XE and One X+.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S4 LTE-A, Note 3 or iPhone 5S for me this year. Can't wait. :)

25. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

iPhone with outdated and retarded icons... just tell me why, please :)

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Boy! I don't really understand what Samsung is trying to do with so much "Ass fours"!

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Because Samsung wants to attract men, especially the Galaxy Ass Four Zoom, it has a big boob.

11. SleepingOz unregistered

I'm totally fine with it as long as Samsung give their customers what they want, you know all the latest hardware, S600/800, 2GB DDR3, 1080p screen that's able to display accurate colours, one of the best camera out there, true multitasking, tons of features(useful and gimmicks)etc.. Not to mention latest Android on board + quick updates.

13. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

compared to a certain 'sinking' company

3. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

International? But, is every country has this LTE A coverage?

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

LTE-A is just a radio standard, an LTE-A enabled S4 can still operate on regular LTE, 4G, 3G etc. depending on what frequencies Samsung enables for the given market.

10. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Of course I know that Im just concern if everyone owned this variant will experience the advance LTE which is the main feature aside from snapdragon 800. Because as of my experience having the s4 LTE variant(I9505) lte coverage is very important and sad to say this coverage isnt availble on my location, i need to go to other location to experience that so called lte which is really really fast. :/

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No, not every country have LTE-A coverage. Maybe this LTE-A variant for the international will not have LTE-A, just another upgraded Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800.

1. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Maybe it will release along with NOTE 3 :)

2. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Looks exciting! Any info on the GPU?

18. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

In a SoC (system on chip) the GPU and CPU are bound toguether in the chipset. So if it´s Exynos, then it´s the Exynos Octa (clockecd higher than in the S4) with the PowerVR SGX544MP3 (may be also clocked higher, but I doubt it, so I guess the 533 MHz)

21. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Not yet mate. Nothing from what I heard. Just that the SKU number could be like 5420 instead of 5410. Maybe they implemented MP model of big-LITTLE.

22. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

OK, I posted before reading that there will probably be a new version of the Exynos Octa, so I may be wrong with the previous post.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If they this new Octa does core migration instead of cluster migration & gets a new, more power efficient GPU then it truly will be the best chip of the year ! Efficiency & Power wise both !

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

oh i'm so many GS4 are there.

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