One month ago we spotted an unknown Android device with Samsung’s next-generation Exynos 5250 chip. Today another mysterious device appeared on the GLBenchmark site with the same processor, which leads us to believe we could see some kind of announcement sooner rather than later.
We have already covered the Exynos 5 in-depth, but to recap it features two Cortex-A15 CPU cores and a Mali-T604 GPU. No other Android devices have seen these parts, so it would likely be the fastest thing on the market when it launches. Samsung recently announced a Chromebook with the Exynos 5250 chip, so we know this new chip is finally in production and ready to ship.
The model number for this unknown Samsung device is GT-B9150, and SamFirmware notes that the “B” normally indicates a hardware QWERTY keyboard. It’s been awhile since we have seen a high-end Android device with a physical keyboard, so it will be interesting to see how this turns out.