The handset is expected to arrive in South Korea at SK Telecom
South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has been long rumored to plan the launch of a Galaxy S IV smartphone, a successor for last year’s Galaxy S III, which was already spotted online as the SHV-E300S, and which made an appearance in GLBenchmark.The Samsung SHV-E300S is said to be a South Korean flavor of the smartphone, set to become available for purchase in the country on the network of wireless carrier SK Telecom.
According to the aforementioned listing on GL Benchmark, the device will arrive on shelves with a 1.9GHz processor packed inside (supposedly a quad-core one), as well as with an Adreno320 GPU.
Furthermore, the smartphone is said to feature an FHD (1920 x 1080 pixel) display, while running under Google’s Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
Featuring the codename of JF (which points at its launch at SK Telecom, Blog of Mobile says), the handset is said to be running the JOP40D Jelly Bean build at the moment, though it might arrive on shelves with a newer flavor of the operating system loaded on top.
The handset was spotted before with LTE / W-CDMA / GSM connectivity inside, yet it remains to be seen what frequencies it will support when released.
On the international market, the smartphone is expected to sport the model number of GT-I9500, at least this is what previous reports on this have suggested.
For the time being, however, no official confirmation on the existence of the Galaxy S IV has been provided, though more and more info spotted online suggests that it might be announced sooner rather than later.
Rumor has it that Samsung would be set to make the phone official during March, while aiming at bringing it to shelves in various markets around the world starting with the April-May timeframe. More info on the matter should emerge soon, so stay tuned.