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Mysterious Samsung GT-I9600 hits AnTuTu

It has only been a month since Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500/9505) smartphone. So it obviously grabs everyone’s attention if we spot a Galaxy GT-I9600 on AnTuTu. Speculations follow.

We are well aware of Samsung’s internal coding system that is given to their phones. The Galaxy S3 was the GT-I9300, the S4 is the GT-i9500, so what may be this new addition to the group, i.e. GT-I9600? Spotted on AnTuTu, the Samsung Galaxy GT-I9600 is said to run on Android 4.3.2 (we smell something fishy here), with the CPU clocked in at just 1.4 GHz.

Samsung GT-i9600 AnTuTu benchmark

It’s entirely possible that the AnTuTu entry is false, it’s simply too early for a Galaxy model superseding¬†the Galaxy S4 so soon. We definitely know that it isn’t the Galaxy S5 either (our best guess is that it would be the GT-I9700). However, there have been numerous devices in the past that launch with similar names as the flagship, for example the Galaxy S Plus I9001, or the Galaxy S2 Plus I9105. But then again, such devices have only a single digit differentiating it from the flagship (usually the last one).

The low CPU clock only adds to the confusion, why would a higher end model be spec’ed lower? And lastly, Android 4.3 isn’t out yet, 4.3.2 is just a bit too hard to digest.

Source: Brief Mobile

Preetam Nath
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A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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