An FCC filing offers us more details about a Samsung SHV-E300S/K smartphone which is believed to be the South Korean Galaxy S4 version. Interestingly, the document mentions that the handset would pack a 1.8GHz processor, which could be the Exynos 5 Octa, although the CPU model is not specifically identified in the filing.
The FCC filing also mentions that the SHV-E300S/K will come with multi-band LTE support (for bands 1, 5, 3, 7 and 17).
The SHV-E300S model number has been seen before in connection with different Galaxy S4 rumors. Most recently, that model number appeared in a report that basically said that the South Korean Galaxy S4 will indeed sport an Exynos 5 Octa chip and offer LTE connectivity. Launch details for the device are not available at this time.
Getting back to the processor, we will note that the GT-I9500 (international Galaxy S4 version with Exynos 5 Octa CPU) will sport a 1.6GHz quad-core processor (part of the eight-core architecture), while the GT-I9505 (international Galaxy S4 version with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU) will sport a 1.9GHz quad-core processor.
Therefore, it would appear that the South Korean Galaxy S4 could come with an even more powerful main 1.8GHz quad-core processor part of the eight-core SoC, if indeed the SHV-E300S/K is a Galaxy S4 with Exynos 5 Octa on board heading to the country.
From a different point of view, the South Korean Galaxy S3 has the following model numbers: SHV-E210K, SHV-E210L and SHV-E210S, for KT, LG U+ and SK Telecom, respectively. Accordingly, the SHV-E300S/K FCC filing could describe the Galaxy S4 version heading to South Korean carriers KT and SK Telecom in the following weeks
We’ll be able to tell you more details about the Galaxy S4 in Samsung’s home country in the following weeks, as soon as the phone becomes official in the region.