Samsung’s upcoming flagship, familiar by the name Galaxy SIV, has been keeping the number-one spot in the rumor mill since the release of the Galaxy S3, and rumors regarding it have been popping out on timely basis. Now another one stroke us, but we have a harder than usual time believing in it. A device, now known by the name GT-i9600 appeared on NenaMark 2 benchmark, along with some specs and scores. But here’s what’s bothering us believe this is the next Samsung flagship.
Firstly, both specs and benchmark score match the Samsung Galaxy S3. That instantly tells by itself something is not right. Why would Samsung release a new flagship that is identical to the old one? Then comes the name. Observing Samsung‘s naming scheme of flagships, the Samsung Galaxy SIV should be called GT-i9400 or GT-i9500. GT-i9600 is supposedly a flagship codename and it’s not suited well for the next one. Why would Samsung just skip i9400 and i9500 codenames? And finally, the Android version. Samsung is known for releasing flagships that run on the latest and greatest Google has to offer at the time of release. Android 4.1.1 is outdated even by now, and it will be historical by May 2013. By that time, Google may even release Android Key Lime Pie!
That was why we find it hard to believe in the latest rumor about the Samsung Galaxy SIV. But hey, not rumors are true, that’s why they are called rumors, and our duty is to separate the fake from the genuine ones. We call this one job well-done.
Via: Android Authority