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Further proof that an international Snapdragon 800 Galaxy S4 is on the way [updated]

Earlier this week we reported on initial evidence suggesting an international version of the Snapdragon 800-powered GS4 was on the way. Now we have further details supporting the claim.
July 19, 2013
Snapdragon 800

Earlier this week we reported on a benchmark sighting for the Samsung GT-I9506, which seems to be the global version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A. At the time all we had to go by was a single AnTuTu Benchmark image, but thanks to a new leak, we now have much more detailed benchmark info.

The new detailed system info comes to us from German-based site All About Samsung, and as you’ll see in the screenshot below, it not only spells out specifically that the phone is running on a Qualcomm MSM 8974 CPU (aka Snapdragon 800), it also mentions the presence of the Adreno 330 GPU. The other listed specs fall in line with what we are expecting from this GS4 variant as well.


While this latest information doesn’t necessarily prove anything, it certainly seems to lend further credence to the idea that an international GS4 LTE-A is in fact on its way in the not-too-distant future.

According to PocketNow, the GT-I9506 is also being tested in France, Italy, Spain and the UK. No word on what other regions or countries the GT-I9506 will arrive in.


So when is it coming? While an IFA reveal makes sense, it could really come any time between now and then. Also keep in mind that the existence of the GT-I9506 still remains unconfirmed for the time being, so take all of this with a grain of salt.

Still, for those that are currently on the fence about buying a Samsung Galaxy S4, it probably wouldn’t hurt to wait off a little bit longer to see how all of this plays out.