The idea that Samsung could deliver the Galaxy S 5 in multiple hardware configurations with differences more profound than simply SoC choice and radio support is one with a fair amount of support behind it – it may not be a certainty, but no one would be surprised should something like that end up being confirmed. But while trying to suss-out the meaning behind all those GS5 model numbers may be a full-time job in and of itself, the phone is far from the only hardware in Samsung’s pipeline, and today we hear a little about a couple new models from different families, a new “Value Edition” of the Galaxy S 4, and the Galaxy Tab 4.
“But didn’t we just see the fourth-gen Galaxy Tab models launch?” you ask. They may have seemed like de facto Tab 4 models, but technically they’re just TabPROs; if a new source is to be believed, Samsung is separately working on a distinct Galaxy Tab 4, to be released as model SM-T330. We uncovered a UAProf for that model number, which reveals a 1280 x 800 resolution – so expect some comparatively low-end hardware here.
As for this Galaxy S 4 Value Edition, we hear model number GT-I9515 and the claim that it will be available in at least seven color variants, but the hardware itself remains a mystery – no UAProf is available this time to answer any questions, either. That’s left us forced to guess what might bring the “value” to this Value Edition – maybe a lower-end SoC or the move to a lower-red (and maybe even LCD) display?
We also get a few updates on other Samsung hardware, like the uncontroversial claim that the GS5 will be available in black and white options, as well as 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage capacities. Tizen also pops up briefly, with the suggestion that Samsung might launch a handset over the weekend leading up to the MWC.