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Samsung Galaxy S IV specs revealed

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Posted by laffen
The specifications for the upcoming Galaxy S4 from Samsung has been revealed due to data returned from benchmark app

Samsung Galaxy S4 specifications

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Posted by Bonovox
Is there a reason we need this many cores?? Hopefully the next Galaxy flagship will have an all new design with better materials

Posted by laffen
More cores = more computing power without having to increase the clock rate on each core. Higher clock rates generates more heat and uses more power.
[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2013-03-04 02:51 ]

Posted by SloopJohnB
It doesn't matter much to me if the next Galaxy S continues to run 'samsung's version of android'. What's the point of so much hardware if you don't develop the software to take advantage of it? It's just specs.

Posted by Tsepz_GP
I don't get why anyone keeps asking why it needs this many cores, you must read into it.

Its an 8core CPU based on ARM's big.LITTLE platform. 4 of the cores are A15 Cortex that handle the heavy lifting when needed, while the other 4 cores are low power A7 Cortex that are meant for lighter tasks, the CPU wont use ALL 8 Cores at once, the MAIN purpose of this CPU is to use a little power as possible, its all about effeciency without losing performance.

For me the best part about this SoC is the seriously powerful GPU it has, Samsung have gone back to using PowerVR with the SGX 544 MP3 max clock at 533mHz, its performance is said to be more powerful than the iPhone5's GPU, but lower than the beast found in the iPad 4 which has yet to be beaten.

WRT SloopJohnB's comment, Samsung generally optimize their TouchWiz UI to work with the GPU, that includes the apps like S Note, the Browser etc...to, and is the reason why Samsung have the fastest and smoothest Android UI and the reason why Samsung phones have unique features like Multi-view Multitasking, pop up video, excellent video recording etc...

I'm so glad the S4 won't be running the Snapdragon 600

Posted by chunkybeats
this phone is going to need beefy battery because it won't last long using the same battery as the s3

Posted by Bonovox
@Laffen thanks i understand now. I only asked because i didn't understand why such a portable device needed such power. I know about alot of technology but i don't know everything

Posted by admad
Damn, when did phones become so boooooring? I remember few years ago that when a new flagship was released, it was exciting, new cool design, new features. Now what? I can predict new phones with practically 100% accuracy. Same shit rectangular design with as few buttons as possible, FullHD display around 5", 13MP camera, only newer CPU i.e. S800, wow that is sooooooo "exciting". And a battery with around 100-200 mAh bigger than it's predecessor. And it's valid for all manufactuers, well in Apple case it's same shit only screen won't be 5" but 4" and not FullHD but HD
[ This Message was edited by: admad on 2013-03-04 12:21 ]

Posted by daviep
Link text...
new unpacked teaser ad.wonder what type of phone the executive is using-rectangular,black,shiny/metalic back

Posted by Bonovox
You're right there. Practically every new phone is now the same thing as you mentioned. There's not much innovation apart from new ideas coming from the likes of Nokia imo.

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2013-03-04 03:50:56, laffen wrote:
More cores = more computing power without having to increase the clock rate on each core. Higher clock rates generates more heat and uses more power.
[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2013-03-04 02:51 ]

This is ONLY true if the OS has the computational algorhythms to create more computing power with less clock rates - shorter threads for execution or the same longer threads with just a faster pipe. Its all relevant.
Think: I can put a 500BHP engine with 700LBS-FT of torque in your Honda Prelude or Civic it doesn't mean it'll break 0-60mph in 4 seconds jsut because of the engine; there is gearing, throttle response, fuel-air mixture ratio, compression ratio, added weight, etc that'll come into play.


Posted by Tsepz_GP

On 2013-03-04 14:13:29, daviep wrote:
Link text...
new unpacked teaser ad.wonder what type of phone the executive is using-rectangular,black,shiny/metalic back

Samsungs marketing since the Super Bowl has been very interesting, cheesy but very cool at the same time.

The phone the executive is holding is smaller than Note2 but has the same shape, not the rounded shape of S3, nice, seems S4 will be a little bit more masculine than S3.

Posted by Bonovox
I would more than likely buy this over the new Sony Z anyway. Had another play with the Sony today in another store and it was just bland and boring. The screen no better than the XT. Anyway i can't afford this phone.

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Don't know if I'll be getting a GS4 either, but then again that's exactly what I said about S3 but I'm looking forward to this, apart of me wants to now make a leap to a phablet, maybe I'll wait until the end of this year and get a Note3.

My one and only issue with the S3 is that EVERYONE has it, especially in White, I can't stand that, I want something more rare, like what my Xperia X10 was, that's one phone that blew people away due to its gorgeous design.

Posted by Bonovox
According to sources the GS4 will feature eye scrolling. That would make me tired and keep losing where i am on a page. Sooner rather use the touch screen.

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