Samsung sure likes to launch a lot of smartphones each year. And while 2014 is almost over, we’re clearly going to see a lot of new stuff from Samsung next year.
One such handset seems to be the SM-G430. This has surfaced through an import listing from an Indian website specializing in these things. A few units have made it to the subcontinent for R&D purposes already.
The import tracker helpfully lists the G430’s screen size, which is 5.5 inches. Some other specs can be gleaned from a user agent profile for the phone, which is already present on Samsung’s website.
This tells us that the display resolution in this case will be 1080p, and the G430’s processor will be clocked at up to 2.5 GHz. This last bit of info implies that the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, which has that exact clock speed.
If so, then this isn’t going to be yet another forgettable midranger, but an upper-midrange offering that could be quite interesting. The Snapdragon 801 was, after all, the SoC of choice for top of the line smartphones for most of this year. It has support for Cat.4 LTE (with theoretical peek download speeds of 150Mbps), so the Samsung G430 should too.
Finally, the new handset has been revealed to be running Android 4.4 KitKat. Perhaps, given the screen size, this will be some kind of a competitor to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. We’ll have to wait and see.
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