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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ to include 4GB of RAM, Exynos 7420 SoC, 3000mAh cell

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ to include 4GB of RAM, Exynos 7420 SoC, 3000mAh cell
The latest rumor involving the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ comes out of Vietnam and states that the phone will be carrying 4GB of RAM. That will match the amount of RAM that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to launch with (although a recent UAProf says otherwise). If the rumor is right, these two phablets will be the first phones wearing the Samsung brand to have 4GB of RAM inside.

Additionally, the latest rumor puts the kibosh on earlier talk that the Galaxy S6 edge+ would be powered by the Snapdragon 808 SoC. The word from this anonymous source out of Vietnam, is that the same Exynos 7420 chipset employed by the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will be under the hood of the Galaxy S6 edge+. In addition, the chip could be set to a faster clock speed than the 2.1GHz that is used on the two older models. The rumor also mentions that the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ will feature a 3000mAh battery.

Considering that this information is coming from an anonymous source, it would be a good idea to take this story with a pinch of salt. We could see the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 both unveiled next month, and that is when the truth will finally come out.

source: SamsungViet (translated)

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posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:00

1. Ruturaj (Posts: 1138; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I guess Samsung is not ready with 14nm LPP yet.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:06 2

2. xondk (Posts: 1131; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


To be fair the whole scaling down thing is slowing a bit down of late on all fronts that use processors, so yeah, that said optimization and tweaking can probably do a lot.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:16 1

3. Ruturaj (Posts: 1138; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


14nm LPP is just an enhanced version of 14nm LPE (used for 7420).

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:38 3

29. vincelongman (Posts: 3975; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


We don't know much about 14nm LPP yet
Maybe it has an enhanced/smaller BEOL since 14LPE uses the BEOL from their 20LPM process

Or maybe the "7422" in the Note 5 is the 7420 made with 14LPP
That would explain the minor name change

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:17 1

34. Ruturaj (Posts: 1138; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Yes, most probably 7422 would be 7420 with 14nm LPP. But if rumors of 7420 in note 5 too are true, then the reason could be LPP is not yet ready.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 03:36 1

69. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


There's no reason for Samsung to use the new SoC in Note 5 because Exynos 7420 is by far superior to anything in the market right now.

I think the new SoC in GS7 probably will use this new 14 Nm LPP node.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 03:52 1

70. vincelongman (Posts: 3975; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The Exynos 7420 may be the best right now
But the A9 is coming very soon and will most likely match the performance of the 7420 (or have better performance)

I'll be disappointed if the Note 5 doesn't have a 7420 made with 14LPP

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 06:49

73. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Don't think that Apple A9 will outperform Exynos 7420 but I'm pretty sure it will be on par with it.

Be prepared to see an Exynos 7420 with LPE process and a little overclock (2,3/1,7 GHz CPU and 852 MHz GPU).

But even without an overclock it will be one of the best due to a very good GPU and 14 Nm process.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 07:55

76. vincelongman (Posts: 3975; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Apple's A8 is (basically) the microarchitecture as the A7
So the A9 will most likely be a new microarchitecture IMO

IMO, if its a new microarchitecture, it will outperform the 7420

IMO, if its just Cyclone 3rd gen and another die shrink, then it will match the 7420

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 10:24 1

81. Ruturaj (Posts: 1138; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I guess A9 will have great single core performance but matching multicore performance of 7420 will be difficult. But yes, with ios most probably it will match 7420, samsung should have done something more than 7420. Same SOC after 6 months is not good, at least for note series.

Even if the over clock 7420 it will be much less efficient, battery will take a hit.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 08:44

77. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, when you say over lock, the 7420 is under clocked On the s6 to save power, ther is big time room in this CPU to power up

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 15:42

90. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Big thermal room? Exynos 7420 already has a 5W CPU which is beyound the TDP of a CPU that can run unthrottled. The same thing is for GPU: the performance will rise but only for a short time.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 13:30

88. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3208; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


for one its the 7420 no doubt about that in both, and samsung will not put a 3000 mah battery in it it will be bigger more like 3500 to 4k they herd the response from people about battery size hurting gs6 sales.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:20 5

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


May as well post my edge on Craigslist now. I'm getting one of these.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:22

6. jellmoo (Posts: 1456; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


What's the bigger draw for you? The increase in screen size, or the larger battery?

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:56 3

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Both, but if I had to choose one, it'd be battery.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:37 1

9. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


This might be the 1st Note/Phablet Samsung released that i will skip.
With all the draw backs the Edge has, it's form factor is what will keep it longer in my pocket than I initially thought I would keep.

A quick question for S6 owners in here(920F model), has anyone of you guys had the soft death after the 5.1 update? It happened twice with my wife's S6 and once with my brother's one and I had to press the volume down+ power button for 10 seconds to restart. I am sure it's just a software issue, and i hope tech sites will talk about this mattet, maybe Samsung will acknowledge it and send an update to fix it.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:50 2

10. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Wtf Samsung!! This just happened to my phone as well!! After I posted my comment, i went to the bathroom then came back to my phone not waking up even though the notification light was flashing. Pressed volume down and power button to force it to restart!!!!!
I also checked my battery stats, and the graph showed that it was turned off(again, the notification light was flashing)!!!
Not acceptable Samsung.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:44

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude I think you should tie that unit back, see what hey can do. This is where Apple kicks ass with the brick and mortar stores. I love being able to walk in with a problem unit (and I have), and walk out with a new one. Happened with a 3GS, 4, 5, and 6 plus.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:56

54. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Comment #53.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 02:28

67. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7822; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


There are way more carror stores than Apple stores. I don't see how that's better.

Phone has issue you simply take it back where it was purchased

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 10:15 2

80. miket1737 (Posts: 2350; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Carrier stores are obviously not the same, you dont get the same assistance as you do from Apple stores and you cant walk in and out the Verizon store with a brand new replacement, they have to ship it to you and the replacements are not as good as they are from Apple(carrier replacements for the low)

Thats the thing, you have a issue with your device and you go to a carrier store? Your not walking out with a brand new device unless your device has a serious malfunction and you are witihin the 14 day return period in which they would probably give you a new one out the box but anything besides this, you dont walk out the store with a new device in hand from verizon

Also its better to go to the actual manufacturer of a device instead of the man in the middle(carriers in this case)

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 11:09

84. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I wasn't gonna even bother explaining that to him. I try as often as possible to avoid talking to him.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 11:35

85. jeroome86 (Posts: 794; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


That's true. Most of the time they change sim out. Then you have the same issues. If get another phone its refurbished. Friend had this issue on a Droid DNA.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:58

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm still stuck on 5.0.2. What's the soft death thing?

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:03

17. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It is happening to S6/S6 Edge phones running on 5.1 Lollipop.
Basically, and from the 2 S6s and 1 S6 Edge we have in our family(happened to all 3 of them, 20 minutes ago to mine), when your phone is sitting on the side doing nothing, it will shut down by itself and won't turn on unless you press volume down and power to wake it up again. As i said before, my case was a bit more weird since inwas still able to see the notification light flashing.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:09

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow Maherk, that's a trip. It does sound like a software issue too. Like something's signaling it to shutdown due to inactivity. Hope it is, and they fix it soon dude. I'm still dealing with lag, after multi window, floating window, and typing with haptic feedback on.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:25

26. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


For sure it is a software issue.
I never would of thought i would ever say this, but I am starting to hate touchwiz, mainly after buying the S6 Edge and then the Nexus 7.
I just hope someone will be able to deliver a paranoid/CM like rom to the S6 Edge. There is way too much stutter, home screen reloading, poor ram management, stuck apps in the background eating the battery and heating up the phone, and now this sudden death glitch.
Samsung need to fire all these dummies responsible for this disastrous version of the new and "lighter" TW.
I also have a fealing that this sudden death issue is just like the data missing toggle glitch. Started with 1 phone and affected the rest of them.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:15

33. Tondern (Posts: 96; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Thanks for your valueable info, the Huawei Nexus is starting to be a strong contender for my money this fall.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:39 1

43. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


If it wasn't for the stupid SD810, i would've ditched the S6 Edge since day 1. But all the alternatives sucked bad this year. I am waiting to see what will the next Moto X and Nexus have to offer. Anything other than the 810 Oven will make me leave Samsung this time, because i am honestly frustrated that i had paid $960 then another extra $80 when i traded it for the 64GB Green version to find out that the 5.1 update will screw it even further.
I ve always been a Samsung fan, a very loyal one, but if the next update didn't fix this beast, I am looking for another android flagship or even considering the iPhone 6s.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:48

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The 6 plus will be boring interface wise compared to the edge, but the perks are resale value, product support, and brick and mortar stores. What's the return policy at mobile stores in Lebanon?

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:56

53. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Sadly, it is almost impossible to get your phone replaced here in Lebanon, that's why a 1 year warranty will only cost you extra $10.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 23:03 1

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Got it. My bad.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:20 1

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You get the home screen reload too huh? That drives me absolutely insane man. At the rate AT&T is taking with 5.1.1, I'll probably have gotten rid of it by then. My list of issues with my edge is more than I've listed, just not trying to get into useless debates with people.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:43

45. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


My advise to you is, don't update it to 5.1 untill these issues gets recognized and fixed.
And i hear you, everyday i run into a new issue with my phone, might be minimal, but still, this is the most expensive phone i ve ever bought, and it should run almost perfectly.
For instance, now the keyboard is a bit unresponsive, and i ll have to restart my phone after this comment or else i ll end up throwing it from the 4th floor.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:50

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yep, I get keyboard lag big time on the internet, as well as when texting. It's less when I turn off the haptic feedback though.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:01

15. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Do you have an extra battery that you swap? If not, then why worry about the non removable battery?

Also, do you regularly upgrade your device every year? If so, then you should be okay with battery/charge life then.

Your phone will have 1 yr factory warranty. So your covered.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 02:35 1

68. Amiafanboy (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 May 2015)


I have the same issue with my s6 , Soft death after 5.1.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 08:54

79. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Wow... Your very good S6 is going crazy now.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:59

13. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 231; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Why do you buy a new phone every three months? I assume if the phones were great you would keep them for a while?

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:05 1

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If you're speaking to me, let me explain, if not please disregard. I work hard for my money, and put up with a lotta crap at work. I pay my bills, taxes, and provide for my family like a man should. After all the priorities are handled, I like to enjoy my two hobbies: tech, and a good workout.

I'm not rich, and don't pretend to be. I use Craigslist for most of my buying and selling of tech. I buy what I want, when I want, cause I want. I don't buy one every 3 months either.

No disrespect intended.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:12

24. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 231; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Non disrespect taken. I just wanted to understand what the motivation is that drives you. I usually upgrade every two years sometimes yearly if there is a killer feature that I think I should have. I usually go for flagships because I expect them to be good for some years.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:23 1

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I would buy less, but f they didn't sneak stuff up on us, and hold back. For instance the s6 plus edge, should've launched with the standard one. Apple got it right launching both iPhone 6 models together, gave us options that choose from. I think Samsung kinda screwed people, as I feel most would've opted for the larger one. With this approach, they force people to buy all over again, if they want the plus.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:31 1

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If they didn't, not but f. My bad iOS keyboard sucks on safari. One of many iOS gripes.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:06 2

20. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It is the need of buying the latest of the greatest.
My wife calls it a disease, she might be right, but i ll never be healthy again lol

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:11 2

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said bro. I love tech, I'm addicted to it. My wife calls me gidget gadget, from the movie Friday after Next lol.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:28 2

28. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


When she is about to start arguing about me switching phones, i always make sure to show her the tens of MK purses she spends my money on lol. And it usually works.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:25 1

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


With mine it's shoes and hair products lol. +1

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:29

40. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Jedi.. you know how you were saying the next iPhone better be a killer phone or you'll have to pass on it? I assured you it would be a helluva phone.

Lately, as more rumors are coming out, I find myself disgruntled. It mainly began to happen after the specs were "confirmed" for the new Lumia 950/950XL. It's where I'm seeing that even Windows Phone, Microsoft is coming out, swinging. I've always enjoyed the Lumia camera quality, but to me it used to be the only saving grace. They lacked specs (except camera) and apps. But now we are seeing some killer specs being pretty much confirmed by Microsoft, and there seems to be some positive developments on the app front. So now I find myself getting a little mad at Apple.

Why not give us a quadHD 6S Plus, and a 1080p 6S? Why not make the Plus have 3GB of ram and the 6S with 2GB? Why not make stock storage 32GB? Better front facing camera? Bigger battery? Better rear camera? Maybe a redesign of some sorts.. even decreasing the top and bottom bezels, and perhaps removing home button and be able to unlock with finger to screen?

Something more than the potential breadcrumbs we will get. The 2GB of ram (which realistically is enough), the 12MP camera (while android and windows are moving onto 20+ territory).. and that's pretty much it.

Maybe I'm just getting discouraged too soon, and need to wait for the new iPhone to come out. I usually do find myself coming back to them anyways.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:37 1

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I make it to the point. I 100% agree with that entire post. Apple is purposely feeding us bread crumbs. I don't like it, and am through purchasing underpowered devices. You're spot on right, give us the damn iPhone we want, and not just enough. If they don't give me my list of demands, I'm out.

2 gigs of RAM
A9 (hopefully tri core)
3-5 meg front camera
12-15 meg rear camera
100% of iOS 9 (multitasking too)
------------------------------------- Hopefully
Force touch
700 series aluminum
Little bigger battery.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:43

46. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Absolutely. Though I wouldn't say underpowered devices, but rather "just-enough-powered" devices. No more and no less. I don't want that anymore. I want a BEAST for the money I'm plopping down ($850 for 64GB Plus). Apple makes top notch quality devices for sure.. but why not also make them the monsters they could be? Perhaps they are getting there but don't want to jump all in right away. That would be the last barrier that's holding the deluge of people wanting to come to Apple.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:53 1

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm ready for a Hulk iPhone, instead of a Bruce Banner one.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:50 1

50. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


For me to get back to am iPhone(my last one was the 3Gs), it better have:
1080 screen
2GB of ram
12MP rear camera with OIS and atleast 1.9 aperture(from my experience with the S6 Edge)
3+MP front camera
Bigger battery
Fast and wireless charging would be a great bonus
As far as for the processor, it doesn't matter to me that much, Apple has been known for their top notch and unmatched processors.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:54 1

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


We're in the same boat man. It should be quad hd on the plus.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 23:00 1

55. maherk (Posts: 3351; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


As a previous owner of both the Note 3 and Note 4, as well as the S5 and S6 Edge, and while i do love the extra sharpness, i would still go NOW with 1080 screen mainly for its lower power consumption.
In 2-3 years from now, i ll definitely go with the sharper screen.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 23:07 1

58. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah that makes sense. I'm waiting for the 2015 iPhone event. I need the see something good this year, or I'm waiting for the iPhone 7. No matter how they spec the phone, if it doesn't get iOS 9 multitasking, it's bye bye. Multi window popup video, floating windows, are just to convenient to give up.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:19

35. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Tell me about it, man. I never thought it would happen to me, but began noticing the symptoms last year. Went through ~7 devices before settling back for the iPhone. Now I feel my fingers tingling again.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:29 2

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's why I love Craigslist. I hate to say it, but living in Las Vegas and having 24 hr gambling, and drinking, some joe's always blowing their rent/bill money. There's always a good deal out there.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 23:06

57. DRS1977 (Posts: 352; Member since: 27 May 2015)


To be fair, that happens in almost every big city. But you are right, living in Vegas must be great for awesome Craigslist deals.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 23:11

59. darkkjedii (Posts: 19372; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I swear almost every day there's a couple.

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