Samsung Galaxy Frame, Star, Young, Pocket 2 and GT-I9150 benchmarks confirm Exynos will be kept for the high-ends
0. phoneArena 04 Feb 2013, 02:46 posted on
Remember the leaked Samsung roadmap that showed what's coming in the first half of the year? It listed a few low- to mid-range handsets that should fit the bill if you are looking for an affordable Jelly Bean device - the Galaxy Pocket 2, the Galaxy Star, the Galaxy Young, and the Galaxy Frame, in addition to the mysterious GT-I9150/2...
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1. Samsomesh (Posts: 195; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
Looking forward to galaxy frame... It has videocore IV graphics.. Better than adreno 200.?
2. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
Go Samsung. Few more units to the big galaxy army.
3. cezarepc (Posts: 714; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
"Exynos" will soon be a marketing tool. Exynos-powered. Sounds great.
4. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to manufacture and sell your own chips? I dont know much about the cost of one but it just seems that you would spend less if you didnt go through a middle man?
14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I've been wondering the same thing. No matter how cheap a manufacturer would sell chips to you for, I can't imagine it wouldn't be cheaper to make your own...especially when that's something you already do.
5. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
lol... Galaxy GT-B9150 is the galaxy s 4, I guarantee it. So much for the fanboy BS about an "octa-core".
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
Or it might be tizen phone... Remember that Sammy says will going to release a competitive handset?
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Considering "GT-B" is what Samsung usually uses for it's phones that have a QWERTY keyboard, I don't think so.
Samsung usually (if not always) uses GT-i for their Galaxy S devices. The GT-i9500 will be the GS4, considering the S3 was the GT-i9300 and 4 is considering an unlucky number in South Korea, so they won't be using GT-i9400.
They wouldn't put an Exynos 5 Dual in their flagship device when it's just marginally better than the Exynos 4412 in terms of CPU; and they wouldn't use the Exynos 5 Quad because it's too much of a battery hog. Most logical solution, Exynos 5 Octa.
We don't even know if the GT-B9150 is even a phone. It could be a tablet for all we know, there was never any screen size mentioned, just resolution.
8. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1514; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
GT-B has been reserved by Samsung for a phone with keyboard, so my guess this time is some kind of 10 inches tablet, not a phone, that includes a keyboard.
The Exynos 5250 (Exynos 5 Dual) can't really be used in a phone as it does not implement big.LITTLE and is too battery hungry.
So hope for the "octa" is still inctact.
13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Also, there was a benchmark shown of the GT-I9500 with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz, which is the default clock speed for the Octa;
Nothing solid, but still more evidence.
It only makes sense really; the Exynos 5 Dual is too little of an improvement from the 4412 along with being more battery hungry, the Exynos 5 Quad is a big leap in power, but also energy consumption; the Exynos Octa is the only sensible option that comes to mind.
9. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
finally some qHD screen for mid-end samsung phone ! i think samsung don't want to spend more money to develop and produce more processor type, they want to focus all of their development on exynos octa
10. cheetah2k (Posts: 1521; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
The great thing about CPU tech is that Samsung can produce the 8 core CPU and simply shut cores off in the low end phones. Intel and AMD do it in their mid range CPU's. Saves $ in re-tooling and having separate fabs.