The model number of Samsung’s next flagship has been revealed by SamMobile and it is GT-I9500. This handset could be the first TIZEN developer device or the highly anticipated Galaxy S IV.
Though it may appear that this could be the Samsung Galaxy S IV, as of now there is no word on which operating system this handset is running on. The Samsung Galaxy S III features the model number GT-I9300 and the number ‘4’ is considered to be an unlucky number in South Korean. While the GT-I9500 could be the Galaxy S IV, the GT-I9505 could be the model number for the LTE equipped handset.
Rumours of the Galaxy S IV continue to pour in
The report by SamMobile states, “The Samsung GT-I9500 and GT-I9505 (probably LTE version). We know that Samsung’s first TIZEN developer device is using GT-I9500 as it’s model number which could mean TIZEN is close to come, or, other possibility is that Samsung changed the model number of the next-generation Galaxy S device. Like we said before, number 4 is believed to be bad luck in Korea. Also, by doing some research we found out that Samsung has never used the number 4 as its product code in high-end devices. Another strange thing is that Samsung is still making 2 versions of this device.”
The report ends by stating that as of now this information is still in the rumours stage, but they confirm that the first round of tests have begun on Samsung’s new flagship model of TIZEN or Android.
Hopefully, this bit of confusion will clear up in the coming weeks whether this is indeed the much awaited Galaxy S IV from Samsung.
An earlier report had stated that the highly anticipated successor to the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy S IV, will not be released at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013; instead, it will be relaesed at an event after CES 2013.
Rumours about the Galaxy S IV have been falling like snow did in the Ice Age. If the last rumour about the Samsung Galaxy S IV is to be believed, it may feature an unbreakable screen. In fact, reports suggest that if this is true, it could turn out to be a major selling point of the smartphone—considering the converging form factor.
Interestingly, reports also indicate that the Galaxy S IV will probably have a bigger and better display, quad-core processing power and a 13 megapixel camera, with picture density improving to 441 pixels per inch (ppi), which is a big improvement over the Galaxy S III's 306 ppi and better than the iPhone 5's 326 ppi.
For Samsung to use a 13 megapixel camera on its upcoming smartphone, the handset would require more processing power as well as extra RAM, presumably 2 GB. If Samsung does use such a camera on its smartphone, then one would be able to capture images at a resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels.
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