Big or small, round or square, plasticky or metallic, Full HD or WVGA, octa, quad, dual or single-core, there’s room for everyone in Samsung’s big-hearted “Galaxy” of smartphones. Even for a little thing nicknamed “Garda” and carrying the SGH-T399 model number.
Headed to T-Mobile, this Garda fellow has been spotted in GFX Bench’s database not long ago and has earlier today smiled to the camera in a legit-looking press shot leaked online by the all-knowing Twitter user @EvLeaks.
The presser flies solo, as it’s not accompanied by a single spec or feature, but the benchmark test is a little more helpful in filling some of the blanks. Namely, we know the Garda will sport an 800 x 480 pixels resolution screen (4-inches or smaller, by the looks of it) and pack a mystery 1.4 GHz processor paired with Mali-400 MP graphics.
Actually, strike that, as the enigma is fairly easy to crack. Since the GPU is a Mali-400, the CPU can only be a Samsung homebrewed Exynos unit, with two or four cores. Likely two. So either Exynos 4210, or 4212.
On the software side of things, there’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean here, so even if the Garda doesn’t look like much on the outside, it could have a heart of gold and pretty awesome value for money. Expect the low-end, budget pal to land on or around October 18, i.e. this Friday.