Plans for a better version of the iPhone 5 are already smoking from Apple camp, following a leak of photos that supposedly showed the next iPhone's motherboard (iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, who knows?). Judging from the photos that came out, it looked like the successor closely resembled the iPhone 5, but is supposed to have better specs and a new iOS version.
According to the leak, Apple A7 is a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, compared to iPhone 5's tri-core. Moreover, it will possibly have a 2GB RAM and according to a "reliable source" (this is where you suspect this to be a rumor), it will actually have a slower RAM at 800MHz. Relax, people, it hasn't been proven yet.
New Siri capabilities are other possible improvements, other than that, we'll all have to wait and see and quit speculating for our own good. Brilliant tech enthusiasts will surely let us know.
According to the GLBenchmark, it looks like the Samsung GT-N5100, new model of the Galaxy Note will use a 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor with a resolution of 1280×800 which is the exactly the same as the current Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 model. The Samsung N5100 will probably be running on Android 4.1.2 which is the latest Andriod version at Samsung offers at this time, but it will likely to be able to upgradable to Android 4.2.
As reported by Unwiredview, we've heard that Samsung was working on a low-end Galaxy Note, alongside a 13.3 inch model, and a 6.3 inch Note III. With a quad-core processor, the N5100 is probably not the rumored low-end device. So we could see a total of four new Notes next year.
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Korea Times just coming out with rumors that the Galaxy Note III will be running Exynos 5 Octa, an eight-core processor, one chipset combines four high-performance cores with four low-consumption ones to achieve what Samsung describes as the best of all worlds.
Expected to be launching second half of 2013, the Galaxy Note III set to clock it at a whopping great 6.3 inches in size, blow away the 5.5 inch Samsung Galaxy Note II in terms of screen size, it would also be a little bigger than Huawei's Ascend Mate.
Do you think 6.3 inche screen is too big? Let me know in the comments below.
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According to a popular South Korean website, Samsung will be bringing the Samsung Galaxy Premier to South Korea (Model: SHV-E220) with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor Exynos 4412, this was believed to be what was rumored to be called Samsung Galaxy Pop. Based on the facts that they have the same processor, and many other similiar features.
The Galaxy Premier uses a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED Display, Android 4.1.2 OS with new TouchWiz UI, 3G/LTE, DMB, 8 0r 16GB internal memory, 8MP and 2MP cameras and 2100mAh battery. The phone is expected to launch on SKT, KT and LG U+.
- Model: SHV-E220
- Code Name: Galaxy POP
- Display : 4.65 inch HD (1280*720) Super-Amoled
- CPU / GPU : Eynose4412 Quadcore 1.4Ghz / Mali
- OS : Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Launcher : Touchwiz 5.0
- Network : 3G / LTE
- RAM : 1GB
- ROM : 8G or 16G
- Battery : 2100mAh
Rumors have been circulating on the internet for several days now that Samsung is planning to shift their interest in acquiring a new processor for the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 from their own Exynos Chips to external sources. This might become a very big disappointment since Galaxy fans won't be seeing the supposedly eight-core Exynos Octa powerhouse in action.
Analysts can actually confirm these rumors. According to them, Samsung may be looking for external sources because Galaxy S3 production was not expected to be prolonged by a quarter of a year. The delays can also be attributed to certain power-related issues that have been seen on the Exynos Octa.
Analysts also believe that the Qualcom will be handling most of Galaxy S4 production. If Samsung will confirm this rumor then it might be safe to assume that the Galaxy S4 will be powered by the Snapdragon 600 which may turn heads towards Samsung from the competition.
Looks like Samsung Galaxy S IV will be the "2013 Smartphone of the Year" with its Exynos Octa CPU and a 544MP PowerVR SGX GPU. These were unwittingly or purposefully revealed by someone who performed benchmarking through Antutu. All other fantastic specifications include 2GB memory, almost 5 inches Full HD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 and running on Android 4.2 JB.
Furthemore, the Samsung Galaxy S IV supports all kinds of networks including LTE, which means that the company will only have one variant of this powerhouse device, since LTE connectivity is already included among the supported networks.
The Galaxy S IV will be officially launched on March 14th and this "leak" definitely tops them all. Please don't let this be a hoax! Also, is it safe to say that we've already seen the best kept secrets of the S IV or are they just starting yet?
The Galaxy S 4 was announced to come in two variants based on different types of processors used. Furthermore, different markets will either get the Snapdragon or the Exynos version but not both.
Exynos Octa by Samsung is actually made up of two quad core processors, wherein four cores take care of heavy processing, while the other four take care of lighter tasks, thereby, saving battery life, according to the company.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 600 clocks in at 1.9 GHz and is of course, made by Qualcomm, which is a leader in providing mobile processors in the industry.
In the UK, they will get the quad core or the Snapdragon 600 version and although many would have wanted to try the Exynos version, it has just been confirmed that this is what they will get. They can chance upon it probably on online mobile vendors at a likely higher price if they wanted the Exynos variant.
Also, this is not yet final as some reports are showing up that UK will actually get both variants. Hope the reports are true.
Screen shots that show Samsung's new Exynos 5210 were leaked over the net, which shows that the company might be developing it for the S 4 Mini. No further details were exposed but the chip will feature big.LITTLE technology by ARM. If this pushed through, it will consist of quad core processors, with both the dual Cortex A-15 and A-7 cores to split various levels of processing.
Since the recently-released Galaxy S 4 features octa-core processors, the Galaxy S Mini might be a quad-core device. It will reportedly have a 4.3-inch display that uses Super AMOLED technology. It might also have a dual-SIM, dual-core variant, which many will find useful, since they won't have to keep two separate phones for different carriers. The expected time of launch for this "diminutive" S 4 is on summer.
Samsung Electronics has chosen an Intel Corp processor to power a new version of one of its top-tier Android tablets, a source with knowledge of the plans told Reuters, in a major victory for the U.S. chipmaker, which is struggling to find its footing in the mobile market.
Under the agreement, Samsung Electronics will use Intel's Atom-branded processors in its Galaxy Tab3 tablets. The latest move is expected to pave the way for Intel to expand its presence in the rising mobile device market.
Intel has been improving the performance and energy efficiency of its "Atom" and "Core" processors and embracing Google Android, with the hope that it will convince more device makers to use its chips in their products.
Lee Hee-sung, country manager at Intel Korea, is ready to back the headquarters' drive for mobile processors as he hinted at launching a full-scale promotional campaign to push leading consumer electronics firms including LG Electronics to buy its Atom processors.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is expected to be unveiled at the 2013 Computex conference during the first week of June in Taiwan.
A new Tegra 4 mobile processor is coming its way as announced by NVIDIA and it should hit the smartphone market very soon. The Tegra 4i was also previously-and "secretly" referred to as Project Grey and it is said to preserve battery life with a fifth core!
Furthermore, the processor is more compact than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and the processor is clocked at 2.3GHz on an ARM's R4 Cortex A9 chip. This is really one processor to watch and it makes us wonder which smartphone will be able to use it first.
This high-performance phone processor will truly up the ante on smartphone performance and it will somehow be a leveling factor for more expensive phones. In addition, the Tegra 4i also supports 4G LTE with its i500 LTE modem, so no need to worry about the lack of it thereof. Smartphones can't get more exciting than this.