Google Galaxy S 4 gets Bluetooth credentials, model number revealed

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We’ve still got over a month to go until Google starts selling its own special edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, ditching the familiar TouchWiz and Samsung software touches for a stock Android experience. While nothing new is happening with the phone’s hardware, we’ve nevertheless been curious to learn about just how it will arrive, and a new listing over at the Bluetooth SIG site looks like it’s ready to help clue us in.

The model in question is Samsung’s GT-I9505G. Now, the regular old GS4 is the GT-I9500, and the international version with LTE support (and dropping the Exynos 5 Octa for a Snapdragon 600) is the GT-I9505. It doesn’t take a leap of faith to assume that the “G” we see tacked-on the end here is to indicate the special Google version.

That’s actually a little interesting, since we had heard that the Google GS4 might be more like a modified T-Mobile version, model SGH-M919. After all, the original GT-I9505 lacks the band coverage needed for AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE networks. For whatever reason, Samsung’s taking this route instead; in the end, it matters little, so long as the phone gets the frequency support it needs.

Source: Bluetooth SIG
Via: phoneArena

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