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Galaxy SIV : 18 reasons to weight

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cyprusx, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. cyprusx

    cyprusx Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This is a round up of all the rumors of what we can expect from the S4

    Lighter, thinner? (not sure about this, as if they decide to put the S Pen built in, it will be hard to slim down the SIV)
    Higher Resoltion
    Bigger Screen
    2GB ram
    built in S pen
    More durable
    android Key Lime pie
    Faster Downloads
    Faster Uploads
    13MP camera
    Higher PPi
    2MPS front camera
    Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A15
    Mali-T658 GPU
    non pentile display
    longer battery life
    Improved Audio quality

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  2. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    You forgot flexible screen
  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    The screen is a killer!
    And the 8core chips sammy r workin on again but this is my 1st n last sammy i think
  4. Lato9905

    Lato9905 Well-Known Member

    2gb of ram is so last year.
  5. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Android Enthusiast

    My S3 hits 600MB maybe - 2GB is certainly nice to have but not needed surely :p
  6. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    I don't see it having Key Lime Pie as 4.2 just came out late last year and this will probably be out before Summer. I don't see Google putting out a major revision to Android before that, though I'd love it if they did.
  7. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    18 reasons to wait?
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  8. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    nothing has been released about the s4 at this point so this is all speculation, and there already is a thread discussing s4 speculations
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  9. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    I was weighted down waiting for the OP to notice, but my waiter just arrived and is awaiting my order.

    And in response, I would wait for the S5, because it is sure to be better than the S4. Then I think about the S6 and I just know it is gonna be better than the S5, so maybe I should wait for that. Then I think about the S7... ;)

    ∞/π= this post
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  10. WAWood8

    WAWood8 Well-Known Member

    Well ... since I'm on my THIRD sammy (which is TWO more than any other model smart phone), I'm unlikely to get the SIV -- or any other sammy.
  11. ryancalif

    ryancalif Member

    As long as it doesn't end up looking like the prototype images floating around (square edges; generic looking) I'd get it.

    Of course I don't plan on upgrading for at least another year or more.
  12. Internaut

    Internaut Member

    Well there's only so far they can take the screen. Once you're into retina territory in terms of the PPI, there's not much point taking it further as all you're doing is increasing processing requirements with no benefit to the average eye. BTW, I suspect like Japan (and China), the number 4 is unlucky for the Koreans so expect a Galaxy SV.

    The only other aspect I can comment on is the camera. Unless they're going to follow Nokia (thinking the Nokia 808) and put a bigger sensor in the unit, I think Samsung are better off sticking with 8MP and improving that as well as they can. It's already a great camera, albeit slightly behind the iPhone 5 and trailing the Nokia 920.
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    if its a quad core, 2 Ghz, A15 based cpu, its gonna be quick.

    A 1.5 Ghz, dual core, A15-esque S4 krait based S3

    is very nearly as quick as

    a 1.4 Ghz, quad core, A9 Exynos based S3

    So take your S4 krait, add 33% higher clock then double the amount of cores - you'll start to imagine how much better this is going to be...
  14. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Android Expert

    My reason to wait: I'll still have a year left on my contractfor my S3! Also, curious to see how the T-Mobile network improves over the year and what the 4G LTE speeds and coverage will be like around here. So hopefully the S5 will rock, be on T-Mobile, and they still offer unlimited data!
  15. RoadSuper

    RoadSuper Well-Known Member

    The only thing I don't like about the S4 is how I won't be able to afford it since I have had my S3 for less than 2 years :D

    Any chance it could be announced at CES next week?
  16. davoid

    davoid Android Expert

    The funny thing is, a lot of those specs were last year's predictions for the S3. I remember the speculation thread went crazy in the run up to the phone's official announcement, and people were suggesting 1080p display, quad core A15 cpu, 2GB RAM etc.

    Now those specs are not unreasonable at all, considering that the HTC DROID DNA already has a 5" 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad core krait CPU, and 2GB RAM, and the Nexus 4 also has a 1.5GHz quad krait and 2GB RAM.

    I think that the step up to 1080p is inevitable given that HTC have already achieved it, and in an almost identical physical form factor, although maybe not in the S4 unless they drop the pentile displays.
  17. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    It would be SIV as SV would be 5
  18. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yeah. He was saying 4 is unlucky so they may skip 4
  19. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    Yeh I heard that was unlucky as well.
  20. chillibean

    chillibean Well-Known Member

    A picture had emerged that shows no home button but slightly longer screen. It was shown on techradar or the register website
  21. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yeah I've seen that. Prefer hardware buttons myself. One thing for capacitive though, no water can seap through
  22. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

  23. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    This would be bad for Samsung.
  24. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

    Very bad. I don't get it. I do think a good thing is that we will see smaller manufactures that are not as known like Oppo, zte and huawei come into the picture from which you'll see more and more of them. They are all putting out amazing phones this year so that is fine by me.
  25. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    That is a poorly written article and does not describe what actually was said by samsung. They said they would be testing an additional operating system, and apparently making some lower end phones to run on this os. They are testing this, from what many speculated, because Google is planning on making several new phones, and if their sells dip to low then they could bring the galaxy line to their os. Its not like they immediately going to stop building Android phones

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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