Samsung Galaxy S IV rumors keeps heating up – the 4.99″ 1080p Super AMOLED screen was brought up again as was the Exynos 5450 chipset rumors (with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU). The camera has also caught the attention of the rumor mill and apparently it will be a 13MP shooter.
That sounds plausible – we’ve heard that the Galaxy Note II was supposed to have a 13MP shooter, but in the end Samsung went with the old 8MP because Sony couldn’t make enough sensors (and it had already made a deal with LG for the Optimus G). Plus, Samsung can’t have three consecutive generations of Galaxy S phones using the same camera, can it?
A new Korean source talked about the new 4.99″ 1080p Super AMOLED screens that Samsung is supposed to show off at CES in January (and that are already in production). The same rumor coming from a second source seemingly confirms it, but unfortunately this new rumor is still light on details.
Since the “Plus” keyword is missing from the “Super AMOLED” name, it suggests that we’re talking about a PenTile display. It probably won’t make a big difference at 441ppi pixel density, though.
Anyway, the other rumor that was reiterated was about the Exynos 5450 chipset – the quad-core version of the 5250 chipset that powers the Nexus 10 tablet. We’re still very skeptical of that – four Cortex-A15 cores at 2GHz will make minced meat of current mobile chipsets, but will probably also suck a battery dry in record time.
Well, we look forward to CES to see if Samsung really will break out the 1080p Super AMOLED displays, but we guess it won’t be before Q2 that we see the Galaxy S IV for real.
Source : 3G
The Aquos Phone SH930W slightly rethinks the internals of HTC’s new Android 4.1 flagship to make it more affordable, doubling the non-expandable storage to 32GB but scaling back to a dual-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 and dropping the currently unsupported LTE.
That cost-cutting will be vital, as the SH930W is headed to a more price-sensitive Russia first, in late November – one of the few (if not only) times that Sharp has tailored a smartphone to a country other than its native Japan. The 22,000-ruble ($694) off-contract price in Russia could undercut mere 720p rivals that often cost 25,000 rubles ($789) or more.
Mobile-review was curious enough to snag a pre-release SH930W for an early inspection. While the device under the microscope was running vanilla Android rather than the planned Feel UX and may easily have a fair share of buggy code, initial benchmarks seem to validate fears of a mismatch between the display and an underpowered chip : the Galaxy S3 is fast enough for common tasks at that resolution, but chokes with playing 1080p video and certain 3D games. Anyone buying the extra-large Aquos Phone will mostly be choosing it for the good battery life, the camera and that killer price, the site says.
In a related posts, we’ve mentioned earlier today, that samsung is also working on a 1080p Super AMOLED display smartphone according to the rumor.
Source : Mobile-review (Russian)
We’ve heard already the rumor of a 1080p Super AMOLED display from Samsung, but the new chatter adds more details to the story – a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and a staggering 441ppi pixel density.
The first phones to use a 5-inch 1080p display are already available in some markets, but they rely on LCDs. The new display from Samsung is, of course, rumored to be used in the Galaxy S IV. What the gossip doesn’t say is whether the display will use a PenTile or an RGB matrix. At this pixel density it might not make much difference but we’ll see.
Anyway, the 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLEDs will supposedly go into production in Q1 of next year. This would be just in time for a Q2 launch (all three Galaxy S flagships launched in Q2).
Whether this rumor pans out or not, 2013 will be the year of 5-inch 1080p screens. HTC already started and so did Sharp, Sony (through Japan Display Inc) and LG are also reportedly working on smartphones with such units.
Sources : Rbmen (Japanese) , Asiae (Korean)