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Samsung's GT-B9150 smartphone leaks with Exynos 5 processor and 1080p screen resolution

0. phoneArena 01 Feb 2013, 20:37 posted on

Just a few days ago, a list of Samsung smartphones expected to launch in the first quarter of 2013 included the GT-B9150 handset and while no information was known about the model, some new information has come to light about this handset, which could be the Samsung Galaxy S IV just waiting to be officially named...

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posted on 01 Feb 2013, 20:43 11

1. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Samsung releasing three beasts this year?

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 23:25 14

23. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Aww I must have offended some one.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 00:18 6

33. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I think what everyone should put into perspective is that the original article (traced back to SamMobile) had no mention of a 5 inch screen. In fact, if you read other articles on other sites they are speculating this could be a tablet for all anyone knows. I think it's interesting that the Galaxy Player 5.8 model number is GT-I9150 and this is GT-B9150.

EDIT: My guess would be this is the Galaxy Tab 3. With a codename "HomeSync" and a 1080p display (which would be inexpensive enough now to put in the Tab 3 since the Tab 2 was a $400 device) I would say chances are this is a tablet. I, of course, could be wrong but that is my guess.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 12:00 1

54. Alan01 (Posts: 387; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Let me add that nowhere in the article did we write that this had a 5 inch screen. It is merely pointing out that a 5 inch screen on a FHD device poroduces a Pixel Density of 441ppi.

As far as the GT-B9150 is concerned, we have no info as to the size of the screen.

Alan F.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 19:17

55. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


While I agree with your statement Alan that there was no mention of a 5 inch screen (you did just state that a 5 inch screen would have a 441 ppi pixel density), the way the entire article is setup is misleading to readers. In fact, there is no mention anywhere in the article that this could be a tablet, when other sites are mentioning the possibility of it being a smartphone or a tablet. You refer to the model later in the article as a "handset" instead of a handset or a tablet. Not to mention there is a pretty good size picture off to the side with the caption "Is the GT-B9150 the Galaxy SIV?" We all know the Galaxy SIV is rumored to have a 5 inch screen. So, I'm just saying that there were probably readers out there that may have taken it as you speculating this could only be a smartphone, which is why I posted my comment.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 21:50

60. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


It's interesting no one ever imagined a possibility that this could just be a monstrous QWERTY Galaxy phone. Look at the prefixes of the Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Pro, Galaxy Y Pro. They all have the B something prefixes. Also, this makes a lot of sense considering Samsung is drumbeating themselves to the enterprise segment with their so called "SAFE" campaign and how they are somewhat trying to steal the spotlight of the introduction of BB10

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 20:45 11

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


My next phone will be the Note 3. I am still in love with my Note 2, big beautiful display, lots of ram, great processor, amazing battery life, and despite it's large size, it's still very much pocket and easy to hold.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 20:13

58. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


I have to agree with ur statement except for the "pockety" part except if ur wearing baggy pants...i own a note2 and its not as u have described it physically..though i admire the awesome capability of this phone..

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 20:51

3. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


It definitely is the S4 because what other phone is Samsung going to have with those specs it cant be the note 3 there not going to downsize

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 21:24 6

10. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


It can't be GS4 because it's going to have Exynos 5 dual. Nexus 10 already has this processor. GS4 will have Exynos 5 Octa processor.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 21:40

11. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Exynos octa is a wild horse...will be difficult to tame inside smartphone chasis...power consumption and heat will be major challenge...wonder why there are no phones announced with Tegra4 yet?

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 22:44 1

16. Hemlocke (unregistered)


The Exynos 5 Dual is going to be a bad deal in a smartphone. That thing is a power hog.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 23:05 3

20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Power consumption isn't too much of a problem with the Exynos 5 Octa thanks to big.LITTLE. As for heat, I don't really know.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 23:39 2

25. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Big.little is NOT for phones. It is a stupid technology that will be a failure and die. I don't understand why people think its a good idea it is a horrible idea.

I know your going to disagree but the extra core for power saving in the tegra 4 is going to have more impact on the battery life than big.little. Still waiting for an article on this site that explains why big.little is a stupid gimmick that will never work.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 00:03 9

32. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/Exynos/data/benefits.pdf

Actually, according to Samsung, big.Little IS going to be offered in smartphones as well as other devices.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 01:28 4

36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


A stupid gimmick that will never work? So Samsung's official claims that the Exynos 5 Octa will use 70% less power than the Exynos 5 Dual is a lie? I mean, I know that 70% is a peak scenario based on optimal conditions, but more or less it's going to save power, which is the entire point of big.Little.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 23:54

28. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It should EV been clocked at 2.3 GHz, and slightly wider, and with 3 GB Ramâ„¢

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 23:36 7

24. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Well officially, Samsung says the Exynos 5 Octa will consume up to 70% less power than the Exynos 5 Dual. Now, if you take the stance of the Qualcomm CEO then you will claim that it is a power hungry processor.

Also, there was an article PA put out today explaining why there is no real adoption of the Tegra 4 chipset.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Toshiba-first-to-embrace-Nvidia-Tegra-4-but-others-hesitant-to-follow_id39369

You also have to remember that the Tegra 4 chipset isn't ready for production until around Q2 of this year (the nVidia Shield is supposedly going to be the first Tegra 4 device). So, any phones that are going to feature the chipset probably won't be announced until around that time (unless they feel like announcing a phone that won't be in production for a couple of months).

I would say you are sadly mistaken to comment that the Exynos Octa chipsets (or any other A15 chipset for that matter) are going to be power-hungry or big producers of heat, because the facts show otherwise.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 23:59

29. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Well Said...

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 02:50

39. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Yeah, competiitor said like this, power hungry, produce a lot of heat, bla bla bla....
but they said like that, power efficient, less heat, etc....
this is SMARTPHONE WORLD!!

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:32 1

50. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It will drain so much battery when u play hd games. Its power saving works when u do simple things like call, txt etc. The A7 cores will work only when u open up simple apps

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 23:39

61. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Okay, I want you to think about this: what phone/device would NOT drain the battery when playing "HD games" or anything that requires a lot of processing power? Tegra 4, A6X, Exynos, and S4 would all drain the battery faster when playing games or watching movies than if they were just doing mundane tasks. However, the quad-core A15 Cortex along with the 28nm process allows it to be much more efficient than the previous A9 Cortex processors. The truth of the matter is that the newer processors that are coming out are not only more powerful but also much more efficient.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 23:44

26. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


i don't think its difficult to place it inside a 5-incher phone...4 A7 cores are there to save the Battery. I don't think its a major challenge.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 20:55 5

4. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Cant wait for S4.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 20:58 1

5. DarkShadow (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


bring it on!!!

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 21:08 4

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


could just be a test phone testing out the screen

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 21:15

7. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


sounds like S4 WP version

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 21:22 2

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is definitely NOT the GS4. The GS4 will have at least the Exynos 5 Quad, and plus the GS4 is supposed to have its own event, not be at MWC (like you said, Alan).

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 22:47

18. Hemlocke (unregistered)


An Exynos 5 quad would be a huge mistake. ARM has stated that the power requirements for A15 in a phone are too much, and a BIG.little A15/A7 configuration is recommended.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 23:22 1

22. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The exynos 5 quad would overheat in a phone, the only a15 chip that will work in phones is the snadpragon 800 and tegra 4.

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