Samsung has more variations of its Galaxy S4 than a magician has card tricks and now another mysterious model, the GT-I9507 has surfaced and nobody knows where the device is headed, if anywhere, or much about its specifications. Bits and pieces can be determined from several test data sheets, but they are a mix bag of believable specs and ones that do not make any sense in this device, leaving us all wondering exactly what Samsung will do with the GT-I9507 designation.
Samsung has a model I9500 with the Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor, an I9505 with the Snapdragon 600 processor, and the I9506 with the Snapdragon 800 processor onboard, each designed for a specific reason. This new I9507 may be Samsung testing a Galaxy S4 with its recently announced updated Exynos 5 Octa 5420…we just do not know at this point.
According to a GLBenchmark, the device will have a Full HD 1080p display, Quad-core Snapdragon 600 running at 1.9GHz, run on Android jelly Bean 4.2.2 and support LTE connectivity. Some sources think it could be a dual SIM version, or a region-specific variant that Samsung is working on.
This quest all started with information found in the EXIF data of a picture uploaded to Picasa showing the GT-I9507 designation; however, it is easy to manipulate the data in the EXIF so we should proceed with caution when evaluating that information. That same data also points to only around a 10MP camera, lower than the 13MP now used on the Galaxy S4. Now it is possible the picture was taken in a wide resolution mode or shot at a lower resolution.
The User Agent Profile data, from Samsung Mobile’s own website does confirm the screen resolution at 1080 x 1920, but on the other hand, indicates an ARM11 CPU, which is very old technology and certainly not used in the S4.
We will certainly keep you apprised of any more information we find out about the mysterious Samsung GT-I9507. Do you have any thoughts of what it might be?