Galaxy S4 model number or high-end TIZEN smarpthone confirmed: GT-I9500

December 25, 2012
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Samsung is said to sell over half a billion cell phones next year, with almost 400 million of those being smartphones. Obviously, we expect Android to be the main mobile OS for Samsung’s 2013 smartphones, although other operating systems such as Windows Phone and TIZEN will also equip some of them.

Sam Mobile seems to have confirmed a model number for the next flagship Samsung smartphone, the GT-I9500, which will run either Android or TIZEN.

According to the online publication, the GT-I9500 could very well be the Galaxy S4 because the number 4 is apparently unlucky in South Korea – the Galaxy S3’s model number is I9300 – and therefore Samsung would skip I9400 in favor of I9500 (I9505 for the LTE version). It also seems that Samsung hasn’t used the number 4 in high-end devices.

At the same time, we could be looking at Samsung’s first TIZEN handset here, even though that may not sound as interesting to Android fans.

No matter what handset model we’d be looking at, it’s worth mentioning that Samsung is reportedly testing software for the two handset versions, GT-I9500 and GT-I9505, as follows:

Model: GT-I9500
I9500XXALL1/I9500OXAALL1/I9500XXALK3
Model: GT-I9505 (Probably LTE version)
I9505XXALL1/I9505OXAALL1/I9505XXALK7

Will you buy a Samsung smartphone next year, or are you interested in trying out something else?

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