Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets offer some seriously nice displays, but it turns out the quality comes at a price.
According to Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, the tablets’ processors heat up after heavy usage — which is not rare, however this heating up is causing a minor deformation of the rear cover. The above photo features a Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with a damaged back.
That fingerprint scanner on your device is so last year.
These days, it’s all about retinal scanners.
Today, Samsung has unveiled a brand new Exynos ModAp processor that features an integrated 4G LTE modem. This is a quad-core SoC that supports both regular LTE speeds as well as LTE Advanced. At the very least, it is now possible to achieve at least 150Mbps. Of course, a new processor always includes better performance in terms of multitasking and support for high resolution camera lenses.
By integrating a 4G LTE modem with this new Exynos processor, Samsung has finally caught on to what Qualcomm has been up to for the last two years. This means it may finally be possible hardware manufacturers in the United States choose this processor for smartphones rather than just Samsung rolling with it for tablets.
A series of leaks have appeared online regarding the Galaxy S5 Mini, including not only pictures, but also Antutu benchmark results as well as specs.
As you’ll see in the benchmark screenshots, the device packs the Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470) SoC clocked to 1.4GHz. The GPU is a Quad-core Mali-400 MP4 clocked at 450MHz, there’s 1.5GB RAM, 16GB expandable memory, an 8MP main camera and a 2.1MP front shooter. Both cameras can shoot up to Full HD 1080p video. The screen is 4.5-inches and is a 720p Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and the device features a fingerprint scanner and heart rate scanner.
Rumors and leaks suggested Oppo will be adding a “mini” version of its N1 flagship to its lineup, and that information has now been confirmed via Weibo for a May 30 announcement.
Oppo hasn’t said anything on the specs front, but here’s what we know based on previously leaked information:
The new Galaxy Tab S tablets will be announced on June 12, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get information on the devices beforehand. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (SM-T700, WiFi) has appeared online in an AnTuTu benchmark test.
Here’s what the test results revealed: a 2500 x 1600 AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 5420 processor and Mali-T628 graphics, 3GB RAM, 8MP rear shooter, 2.1MP front camera, 32GB internal storage and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
More details to come on the new Tab S series, so stay tuned.
Samsung has confirmed that they are working on 64-bit processors, with a goal of releasing them this year. Samsung will build these processors under their Exynos name, which appears in many of Samsung’s devices. Samsung has been lagging behind many it its rivals when it comes to 64-bit processing.
64-bit processors are able to handle much more data than 32-bit processors that are found in many mobile devices today.
The next generation of Samsung’s Exynos processor will be unveiled next week in Barcelona. In a tweet from the official Exynos Twitter account, Samsung says “Continuing our market-leading innovation and leadership, we bring you our latest innovations. Please stay tuned.” What exactly will be of the Exynos Infinity processor? It could mean 64-bit architecture is on its way. After all, that is something still missing from Samsung’s current portfolio.
The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 were made available in the US by Samsung today.
You can pick up the high-end tablets on Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and other online retailers.
They aren’t cheap, but you’re getting some high-quality hardware with these devices.
It’s no secret that Samsung takes pride in its in-house Exynos ARM processors, but outside of Samsung’s own devices, the Exynos division hasn’t seen much market growth. In fact, last year Exynos chips saw pretty slow growth, mostly due to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPUs being the de facto standard in Android devices, including many of Samsung’s own models.
However, last month Samsung’s Exynos processors saw a 10% sales increase compared to last year, which is likely because many of Samsung’s newer phone models this year will debut with Exynos processors over Snapdragon processors, including the Galaxy Note Neo. On top of that, Samsung is reportedly working on several new tablets that will also use Exynos processors, which is something we’ve seen in the Note Pro line of tablets. The LTE models use Qualcomm processors, but all of the other tablets in the family exclusively use Samsung’s own CPUs. Further down the line, Samsung of course has a 64-bit version of their Exynos chip planned.