Today, folks at Sammobile have found that the first firmware version of the Samsung galaxy S III mini with NFC support (GT-I8190N) has confirmation that the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S IV bearing GT-I9505 model number is an Android device.
We have already heard that Samsung’s upcoming flagship device Samsung Galaxy S IV will have two model numbers: one is GT-I9500 and another is GT-I9505 (Probably LTE version). Back in December, it was reported that the device having model number GT-I9500 will apparently be powered by either Android or TIZEN Operating system, which is Samsung’s in-house OS. We also reported that South-Korean mobile manufacturer’s device the Samsung Galaxy S III has GT-I9300, model number, but it arose a question why its next upgrade device, the Samsung Galaxy S IV has GT-I9500 instead of GT-I9400. We guess the answer to this question is that the number “4” is unlucky in South-Korea. So, they skipped the model number.
Besides the info about the Samsung Galaxy S IV having GT-I9505 model number, the firmware of the Samsung Galaxy S III mini includes a mysterious device. This mysterious device bears a model number GT-Q1000. But it is expected to be a new line of smartphones from Samsung.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV and its LTE variant are expected to be debuted in CES or MWC 2013. We are hoping that we will get more information about the devices as the announcement is nearer.