Well Galaxy S fans, the good news just never stops rolling in concerning Galaxy S 4 specs. Qualcomm has confirmed what we have previously reported, which is the GS 4 will be rolling out with its impressive Snapdragon 600 chip in select regions on April 26. The U.S. is most likely one of those select regions.
This is welcoming news considering some reports indicated the handsets might be shipping with the still impressive, but power hungry, S4 Pro. The 600 does a much better job at handling power consumption than its predecessor, which should make those of you worried about how long the 2,600mAh will last under the GS 4’s numerous software and hardware upgrades very happy. In fact, the 600 will reportedly provide about 40 percent better battery life.
Considering Samsung continues to churn out powerhouse after powerhouse, it’s fairly conceivable that it has its sights on developing even better and more powerful processors for future devices, right? It sure seems to be the case as Sammy is rumored to be developing an even faster version of its quad-core Exynos processor line. According to the gang at SamMobile, Sammy is currently developing a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor dubbed the Exynos 5440— which is based off ARM’s new Cortex A15 technology. The processor has a reference board identified as “SSDK5440″ and should be head and shoulders above the Exynos 5250 processor— which is also Cortex-A15-based, but “only” a dual-core processor. Indeed it looks like the latest information seems to line up with earlier rumors involving Sammy’s “next big thing”.
Unfortunately there are no additional details like what the processor speed will be or what GPU will compliment the processor, but the thought of an even faster processor sure will many mouths salivating. We’ll be sure to provide additional details as we get them.
Amidst the rumors of Samsung working on the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S III and subsequent denials, one thing is certain. Somewhere in Samsung’s organization, work is underway on Samsung’s next flagship device. Could it be a device codenamed “Samsung TE4?” Some sources seem to think so after a device by that name was discovered by Rightware featuring some unique hardware.
According to the information found by Rightware, the Samsung TE4 is powered by the Exynos 5 Dual processor, which mates a 1.7 GHz dual-core Cortex-A15 cpu with a Mali-T604 gpu. We have been waiting for Samsung to announce a device that will use this combination, but it does not look like anything will hit the market in 2012. Given that this mysterious Samsung TE4 device is being benchmarked, could it be on track for a 2013 release? If so, will it be the next top of the line device to be released by Samsung?
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Taking a cue from competitor Samsung, South Korean company LG is going into the chip making business and is about to debut its own L9 chipset. This chipset reportedly bundles a quad-core ARM processor and a powerful, yet currently unknown, GPU. It is assumed that the “9” in the name refers to the older ARM Cortex-A9 cores as opposed to the newer A15‘s, but that has not been confirmed.
LG apparently plans to put this chipset in a new phone that will also sport their True HD-IPS screen, as seen on the Optimus 4X HD. A camera of 10 or more megapixels is also rumored to be on board LG’s new high-end device, set to launch some time in September.
It’s still way too early to determine if LG has a true contender with this upcoming phone until we can get our hands on it. Who’s interested?
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If the title didn’t already say it, Huawei’s Ascend P1 S device at 6.68mm and Oppo’s 6.65mm Finder are about to take the back seat when it comes to the “thinnes wars”. ZTE is now touting a device code named “Athena” which is sporting a mere 6.2mm thin chassis while also throwing in some big specs under the hood. While we don’t know all of the specs just yet, we do know the device will sport an IPS res display at 720p as well as a Cortex-A15 CPU (multi-core). We’ve also found that the device will sport 64 GB of internal storage and use a skin overlay dubbed “Miflavor UI“, assuming over Android’s ICS 4.0. In addition, the director of the company has stated that the device will come in a variety of different colors to choose from for customization. Check out the pics above and below and feel free to toss your thoughts in the comments section below.
In looking to compete better with Samsung, LG has entered into a licensing agreement with ARM. LG plans on developing their own processors based on the Cortex-A9 MPCore and Cortex-A15 MPCore Processors, as well as the ARM Mali-T604 graphics processor.
LG has been using chips by NVIDIA and Texas Instruments, but feels they are a step behind Samsung who has been producing their own ARM chips.
We expect to see the first devices with the A15 sometime in 2012.
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