More rumors emerged about Samsung's upcoming flagship, Galaxy S6. Latest reports suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will pack a 3GB or 4GB RAM depending on its hardware configuration, boosting the RAM was rumored long time ago, especially since Samsung announced that it will be using its latest 4GB LPDDR4 RAM chips in its 2015 products.
Beside having a Regular and Dual-Edge variants, but it also rumored to feature a Glass back panel... ditching the bandit plastic back. The Korean giant will move into a fancier choose of material "Glass". Having a glass panel in the front and back will make the device lighter and gorgeous to look at.
The company's decision is likely driven by a desire to differentiate the Galaxy lineup from the A-series with their metal frames and plastic backs. The source also confirms what we suspected would be a non-removable battery.
The long-rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is expected to be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 5, possibly by August,13th. We still haven't got all the info regarding the Edge+ variant yet.
According to the latest reports, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ will pack a 4GB RAM along with the Exynos 7420 SoC chipset, same as the Galaxy Note 5. The Battery capacity is also reported to be a 3,000 mAh cell (unremovable).
As for the device's design, it will have a very thin body keeping the same front-back glass and the dual-edged curved display. Stay tuned for the official announcement next month.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ was just been officially revealed with bigger display and lots of improved specs, The new Super AMOLED stretches to 5.7 inches and keeps the resolution at Quad HD, which adds up to 518 ppi pixel density.
The Exynos 7420 powerhouse is once again powering a Galaxy flagship, just like it did the Galaxy S6 edge. It offers an Octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 @2.1GHz, Mali-T760MP8 graphics and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The main camera seems to be the unchanged a 16MP snapper with optical image stabilization and f/1.9 aperture. A front 5MP selfie shooter is also onboard, again with a bright f/1.9 aperture. The connectivity package is as impressive as it can get - LTE Cat.9/Cat.6 (market dependent), Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2 with ANT+, NFC, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou), plus support for Samsung Pay via Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST).
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is powered by e 3,000 mAh battery and is capable of fast charging both on cable and wireless charger. The phone comes wireless charging enabled, buy you'll need to by the charger itself separately. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop skinned with the latest TouchWiz UI. It also supports the newest KNOX version.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ will be available in 32GB and 64GB flavors. The color options you will be able to choose from are Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and White Pearl.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ open tomorrow with actual availability coming on August 21. The smartphone will be available via all major US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless) as well as BestBuy. Starting tomorrow you will also be able to experience the handset yourself by visiting one of the 7,000 Samsung experience shops across the US.
Samsung Mobile announced that it began the mass production of its latest 20nm 4GB LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM memory chips. Using the 20nm manufacturing process, these LPDDR4 chips will be reportedly 50% faster than the fastest LPDDR3 memory on the market, while also consuming 40% less power (1.1 volts).
The 4GB RAM chips will be ready to debut in Smartphones and Tablets by Late 2015. The chances of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 rocking 4GB of RAM is quite high.
The I/O data rate is up to 3,200 megabits per second, a whopping two times faster than the DDR3 DRAM used in PCs. As a result, the the new LPDDR4 RAM can support UHD video recording and playback and continuous shooting of high-resolution images with over 20 megapixels.
Samsung is planning to release a New flagship Phablet this year, that will be called "Galaxy Note 5". As we used to every year, we are hearing a lot of rumors and reports about the Note 5 regarding the device's specifications, release date, hardware components.. etc.
We gathered here all the Info we have about the Galaxy Note 5 so far. We would like to remind that this is all rumors and reports that are not officially confirmed yet.
Galaxy Note 5 Display
According to the latest reports, Samsung will start manufacturing Ultra HD Super AMOLED display panels with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels for Galaxy Note 5. Samsung's Semiconductor and Display Technology leaked road-map workshop last year hinted again at having higher-resolution UHD smartphone displays in the pipeline for late 2015.
These panels will use "diamond pixel", a non-standard pixel matrix arrangement that is closer to PenTile, packing a 762ppi pixel density nobody would notice the individual pixels on the screen anyway.
Galaxy Note 5 Performance
We already reported before that Samsung Mobile has already began mass production of a 20nm 4GB LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM memory chips. Using the 20nm manufacturing process, these LPDDR4 chips will be reportedly 50% faster than the fastest LPDDR3 memory chips on the market and consuming 40% less power (1.1 volts) too.
These 4GB Ram chips will be Available by Late 2015 and it's reported that the Galaxy Note 5 will pack the same LPDDR4 4GB Ram chips.
Galaxy Note 5 Release Date
Looking at Samsung's unpacked events date in the past 3 years, we can surely expect the Galaxy Note 5 to launch sometimes during the period between September - October this year . The Korean giant will held a 2nd episode of it's 2015 Unpacked event for the Note 5 and will probably unveil a New Galaxy Gear VR and Gear Smartwatch.
We already reported before that Samsung Mobile has already began mass production of a 20nm 4GB LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM memory chips. Using the 20nm manufacturing process, these LPDDR4 chips will be reportedly 50% faster than the fastest LPDDR3 memory chips on the market and consuming 40% less power (1.1 volts) too. These chips will be available by Late 2015.
Today, some reports comes from South Korea confirms that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phablet will pack the same 4GB LPDDR4 RAM chip we mentioned above, which brings the phablets performance to a whole new look.
Also confirmed is the fact that the Note 5 will use Samsung's own Exynos 7422 chipset, the company's first to be a true single-chip solution. This means one package will incorporate the octa-core CPU, the GPU, the RAM, the storage, as well as the Shannon 333 LTE modem.
Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note5 (5th Generation Galaxy Note). In this one, Samsung has dropped plastic completely for a metal and glass follow-up to the Galaxy S6. The bezels around the 5.7" screen are narrower, the phablet itself is almost a millimeter thinner making it easier to hold in the hand.
The Super AMOLED screen has QHD resolution as before, but the way it interacts with the S Pen stylus has been revamped. The stylus is clickable, though that only serves to get it out of its sheath. Once you do, you can start immediately taking a note even when the screen is "off" (with AMOLED the distinction is small).
As of the Specs, the Galaxy Note5 has 4GB of RAM, up from 3GB on both the Note 4 and Galaxy S6. This gives apps more playroom, but the Exynos 7420 chipset will have an even bigger impact it's currently the fastest mobile chipset on the market, Samsung didn't even need to overclock it as new competition is yet to catch up.
Storage is based on the fast UFS 2.0 standard. While it outruns regular eMMC 5.0 storage, data hoarders have been locked out of expanding the memory the base model has 32GB, you can upgrade to 64GB and that's it. No microSD slot, no 128GB option.
The camera is a 16MP sensor behind a wide f/1.9 aperture, plus optical image stabilization and auto real-time HDR. It can record 2160p video or livestream 1080p to YouTube. For selfies you get a 5MP sensor and an f/1.9 aperture. Samsung has updated the audio department with Ultra High Quality Audio, which promises "richer" sound. This feature will work over Bluetooth with new compatible Level On headphones.
The Galaxy Note5 checks wireless all boxes, but a highlight is Samsung Pay, which works over NFC or MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission). Pay will launch in the US in September so it will be ready when Note5 arrive in users' hands. Much like the storage, the battery has been sealed off. What's more the capacity dropped to 3,000mAh. Samsung is counting on Fast Charging both wired and wireless!
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 will be available for pre-order today, coming in Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium. It will be available in the US on August 21st, with pre-orders starting today. You can go for a hands-on as soon as tomorrow in 7,000 locations across the US. Pricing will be announced by the carriers.
Finally Xiaomi revealed the Mi 5 at the MWC 2016 event held in Barcelona after close to two years of development. This was one of the devices that had garnered lot of attention as a successor to the Mi 4. While the whole world of mobile enthusiasts were waiting for the launch of Mi 5, Xiaomi released the Mi 4i and not-so-exciting Mi 4c. This way Mi 5 as a flagship device remained as a dream for a long time. Surprisingly, there were lot of rumours about the launch of this device, but 24th February, 2016 was the date on which we finally witnessed the launch.
So what exactly is packaged in the Mi 5? Before getting into that, let's first check out the three variants - Standard, High, and Exclusive. In terms of design all of these versions are more or less similar, featuring curved edges in the back in order to make it easy to hold. The difference comes in the form of build material - the first two have a refined hybrid of metal and Gorilla Glass 4.0 and the Exclusive variant has ceramics and glass.
Given below are the features that make Mi 5 a lucrative option:
- OS: Android 6 Marshmallow
- Dimensions: 144,5 x 69.2 x 7.25mm
- Weight: 129g weight
- Screen : 5.15" Full HD (1080 x 1920)
- SoC: Snapdragon 820
- 1.8GHz / 3GB RAM (Standard edition)
- 2.15GHz / 3GB RAM (High edition)
- 2.15GHz / 4GB RAM (Ceramic exclusive)
- Snapper: 16MP in the back, 4-axis OIS, 4K video, Sony IMX 298 sensor
- 4MP in the front with 2.0-micron camera
- Storage: 32 GB (standard) / 64 GB (high)
- 128 GB (ceramic exclusive)
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- Other features: USB Type-C
After the C5, it was time for the C7 to reveal its specs and we like what we see. It is going to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, 4GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch FHD display and a 3,300 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The Galaxy C7 will come in two storage options, 32GB and 64GB; both are expandable via micro-SD thankfully. The rear camera will have a 16-megapixel sensor, while the selfie cam will sport an 8-megapixel one. It will run on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box as expected.
The handset will weigh in at 165g and measure in at 156.6 × 77.2 × 6.7mm. The Home button will act as a fingerprint scanner as well. The Galaxy C7 will be available in Rose Gold, Gold, Gray and Silver color options. NFC will be supported, along with Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS and 4G LTE. We even have the price for you here; $395/RMB 2,599 for 32GB of internal storage and $425/RMB 2,799 for 64GB of internal storage.
We are really interested to see how the new Snapdragon 625 performs inside the C7. It houses an octa-core CPU (Cortex-A53) clocked at 2.0GHz and an Adreno 506 GPU.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Although the Galaxy Note 8 was launched with 6GB of RAM on Wednesday, rumor has it that Samsung is planning to release a cheaper version of its latest flagship smartphone with 4GB of RAM. Everything else should be exactly the same though and that brings us to the question, would you mind less RAM if you could save up on some money for that?
As of now, the rumor suggests that the phone is only being developed for China, but it could be making an appearance in other Asian countries as well. The Note 8 with 4GB of RAM came into limelight after it was seen passing through the TENAA. As per the report, this one will be cheaper at 5,664 Yuan/$850, whereas the regular Note 8 with 6GB of RAM should be priced at around 6,288 Yuan or $943. We are not sure if this cheaper version will hit any other countries outside Asia though.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)