The Galaxy S IV will no longer use the Samsung EXYNOS processor and according to the latest rumours this processor has overheating issues. Today we can confirm Samsung will use the Snapdragon 600 and it is clocked at 1.9 Ghz which is 0.2 Ghz higher than the HTC One.
In addition to the image, SamMobile source also spilled few more details related to the hardware and surprisingly, AMOLEDs that are supposed to be the highlight of high-end Galaxy devices, won't be found on the Galaxy S IV.
These are the alleged full specs of the Samsun Galaxy S4, that SamMobile claims it has received from their insider:
- 4.9-inch Full-HD SoLux Display
- Snapdragon 600 1.9 Ghz
- 2 GB RAM
- 16, 32 or 64 GB
- 13MP camera
- 140,1 x 71,8 x 7.7mm
- 138 gram
- Home button with touch buttons
- Plastic back with aluminum sides
- Removable battery
- Black / White
Rumors about the Galaxy Note 3 have started surfacing days before the big reveal on the Galaxy S 4 on the 14th. SamMobile, the trusty herald of juicy Samsung news, reports that the company is still unsure about the type of display that it will use on the Galaxy Note 3. This device is pretty popular and could even potentially unseat the S 4 with regards to sales because it has a large following.
According to rumors, Samsung plans to replace the smooth OLED-based display with super high quality LCD display from Sharp. It can be noted that Samsung has acquired interest over Sharp's screen display enterprise.
One possible advantage to this "news" is that the S-Pen actually sits well with the newer LCD panels and this could actually be a good thing for the Note 3. Also, it is not necessarily a big step backwards because LCD technology has improved since. However, it may affect the range of colors that the Note 3 panel can actually display.
A new tablet is coming up at Samsung's camp but it's not the 10.1-inch Full HD AMOLED device that it was originally planning to follow up S 4's release. Instead, an 8-in AMOLED tablet will most likely be launched in response to the iPad Mini and another 7-incher, the Google Nexus 7.
According to the source, this tablet will have a Full HD display at 1920 x 1200 pixels and is to be announced in IFA 2013 in Berlin. Samsung has delayed the bigger tablet to probably concentrate on the upcoming Note III and not let Apple and Google get away with the 7-inch market. It could also be the fact that Samsung is still developing the revolutionary AMOLED that self-adjusts according to the lighting condition and user comfort. A few more months to go and we'll already see these next exciting Samsung products.
According to SamMobile, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 going to have a 5.68-inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.8 GHz Samsung Exynos 5420 ‘octa-core' processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 16 / 32 / 64 GB of internal storage space, microSD card support, and a 3,200 mAh battery. It will apparently run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean from day one, but we already knew that.
As you can see, we're yet to have a clear picture of what the Galaxy Note 3 will have to offer, even though we see some of the same specs repeated over and over in new reports. The Galaxy Note 3 will be officially unveiled on September 4, during a special media event in Berlin, Germany.
Here are the specs: SM-N900
- 5.68-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 resolution
- 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 5420
- ARM Mali-T628 MP6
- RAM unconfirmed
- 13-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization
- No LTE connectivity
- 16/32/64GB of storage
- microSD support of up to 64GB
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- 3200mAh battery
Samsung has begun mass producing 5.25-inch AMOLED displays for the Galaxy S5, end of this month to be exact.
The new display has a diamond pixel arrangement like the S4 and Note 3′s display - green pixels interleaved with alternating red and blue pixels, but with each red and blue pixel shaped like a diamond for increased sharpness and pixel density.
The resolution of the screen will be 2,560×1,440 pixels, equating to a pixel density of 560 ppi, and rumors suggest an LCD variant of the S5 might exist as well.
The 5.25″ size itself makes sense if you consider that LG's current flagship, the G2, features a 5.2″ panel. And the competition between Samsung and LG on all fronts is well known, so we assume that Samsung didn't want its device to feel inferior in any way to LG's.
2014 is indeed shaping up to be the year of 2,560×1,440 resolution in ultra high-end handsets. One wonders where we'll be at in a couple of years' time.