By Stephen Schenck | July 25, 2013 8:10 PM
Lately, we’ve been tracking evidence that seemed to point to the existence of some new Galaxy S 4 variants. Specifically, following the launch of the LTE-A, Snapdragon 800 version in South Korea, we’ve been looking for signs that similar models might be on their way to other markets. For models like the GT-I9506, there’s been quite a bit of support for that idea, and benchmarks combined with rumors sure painted the picture of a Snapdragon 800 GS4 in testing for Europe. That’s not the only new model number that’s surfaced, and earlier this week we looked at traces of a GT-I9507, as well. We still don’t quite know what that hardware will be, but it’s now looking like it might not be running an 800, after all.
Some GLBenchmark results have come in for a phone reporting to be the GT-I9507. Right away, when we saw the phone claiming to run a MSM8960 – a Snapdragon S4 – we knew something was wrong. But pulling up results for the GT-I9505, a GS4 we know to be running a Snapdragon 600, gives the same result – it just appears to be a GLBenchmark quirk.
That said, the 1890MHz max frequency here confirms we’re not looking at a Snapdragon 800. So just what is this guy? Maybe another regional model? We can’t say just yet. And while we could still see an 800-running GT-I9506 arrive, we wouldn’t count on the GT-I9507 to similarly deliver anything special.