Galaxy S 4 running Snapdragon 800 coming to South Korean market?

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So far, if you’ve wanted a Samsung Galaxy S 4, that’s meant the choice between a phone running an Exynos 5 Octa and a Snapdragon 600. That Exynos chip may still be the top dog in Samsung’s SoC family, but the 600 is about to give way to the Snapdragon 800 this summer. Rather than letting that new chip only power brand new phones, we’re wondering if Samsung could be planning to release new GS4 models with Snapdragon 800s at their core, after seeing a few phones with that chip get their DLNA certifications.

Three SHV-E330 variants – the SHV-E330L, K, and S – show up in DLNA paperwork supporting LTE-Advanced and running MSM8974 chips – that’s the 800. If those model numbers ring a bell, it’s probably because three similar variants of the SHV-E300 are the South Korean versions of the GS4, with which we’re already familiar. The original text from the listings is captured in the screenshot below, while the hosted copies have been edited to now simply read “OS:Android Jelly Bean LTE Phone.”

We don’t know if this is a move to capitalize on higher-speed LTE or just to offer a more powerful handset, but we’ll admit that this certainly does seem to suggest that the 800 is coming to the GS4 line – or a close branch off it. That might not mean it would arrive as a direct refresh to the GS4 – maybe something like the GS4 Plus or GS4 Advance. We also haven’t seen any sign of models like this getting ready for anywhere but South Korea, so it may be a little premature to start getting excited.

dlna-gs4-800

Source: DLNA
Via: BestBoyZ (Google Translate)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!