If you thought that Samsung was done making variants of their flagship Galaxy S4, you might be in for a surprise. According to a new report by Android Authority, the Korean company might be preparing a Snapdragon 800 based S4 to be released in their home country.
I don’t want to start off by making another count of the number of Galaxy S4 branded devices that are due to hit the market, but it seems that the milking just doesn’t stop. Android Authority reports the AnTuTu benchmark of an unreleased Galaxy S4 branded phone.
The clock speed of the phone is what makes us suspicious, over 2.2 GHz. We are aware of only a single SoC that will be clocked this high, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. Although the benchmark score is far lower than the AnTuTu score of the Snapdragon 600 and Exynos 5 Octa versions, that could be well attributed to the unfinished state of the system software.
Samsung is scheduled to release the SHV-E330S Galaxy S4 variant for South Korea sometime in August. Hence, it is entirely plausible for the company to serve their home ground with the strongest engine. Perhaps the phone will indeed pack Android 4.3 as well as the S800 SoC, but we can’t deny that we aren’t entirely happy to know about yet another variant of the Galaxy S4. Funnily, you end up hoping this news is both true and not at the same time. We can’t do much but simply wait until August to find out what Sammy is up to.
Source: Android Authority