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Snapdragon 800 phone with 4GB RAM for half the price of Samsung Galaxy S4 might come by end of year

Posted: , by Victor H.

Snapdragon 800 phone with 4GB RAM for half the price of Samsung Galaxy S4 might come by end of year
Just yesterday, LG unveiled the G2, the first Snapdragon 800 phone launching globally, but today we are hearing that Chinese phone makers are preparing a device that might be even more exciting. A Snapdragon 800 phone with the unprecedented 4GB of RAM and coming at half the price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has leaked out in China and it might be manufactured by Shenzhou company Hasee.

The mysterious device looks like it’s taken straight out of a nerd’s fairy tale book. The unprecedented 4 gigs of RAM is the maximum Android can go to right now. The 32-bit platform simply cannot support more than that, and China might be stretching the limits. Is this even possible, though? Two months ago SK Hynix announced its 8Gb LPDDR3 chip and it’s possible to stack four of these together to get the whopping 4GB of RAM.

So yes, it is possible, the real question is how can the mysterious Hasee phone be that affordable? The rumored price is around 1799 yuan or $295 off contract. In comparison, the Galaxy S4 costs around $600 off contract and the Apple iPhone 5 sells for around $650.

The rest of the specs include 16GB and 32GB internal storage versions, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front shooter and Adreno 330 graphics. All of that runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The only slightly disturbing thing is the weight of the supposed upcoming Hasee phone coming at the weighty 195 grams (6.9 ounces). In exchange, you get a 2500mAh battery. Take a look at the spec sheet right below, exciting isn’t it?

Snapdragon 800 phone with 4GB RAM for half the price of Samsung Galaxy S4 might come by end of year

source: C Tech

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 03:52 20

1. pwnarena (Posts: 831; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


can somebody tell me if i'm missing something here? as far as i know the lg g2 is not the first phone to use the S800 chip. all articles about lg g2 here refer to it as the first phone to have the chip when in fact sony and samsung have announced devices running the s800 way earlier.

xperia z ultra has s800. the s4 has an s800 version although it's only available in korea at the moment.

is this a different s800 chip? what makes it different from the ones used by sony and samsung?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:19 3

6. darkskoliro (Posts: 952; Member since: 07 May 2012)


the only thing that is actually amazing about the g2 is the screen bezel, but yet again the design sports much like the galaxy design 2.0 style which im not really a fan of. S800 will be mass produced so theres nothing too special about that.
However im real interested in the knock knock feature!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:34 5

12. Victor.H (Posts: 408; Member since: 27 May 2011)


My guess is that it's a question of local availability. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was indeed announced earlier and it features the Snapdragon 800 chip, but I take Qualcomm's word for it here and Qualcomm says the G2 is the first with S800.
http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/blog/2013/08/07/lg-g2-announcing-worlds-first

Does this mean Qualcomm does not really count the gigantic Z Ultra as a phone? Honestly, I think it's rather that the LG G2 will simply arrive earlier in the United States and will be the first with Snapdragon 800 available stateside. That's my guess as to why it gets that 'first with Snapdragon 800' title.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:38 4

18. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


WELL THEN. It's still not the first to be a phone carrying s800.

You may not count z ultra, but how about s4? The newer variant. It may not be available on your place but still, it was announced first.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:42 3

19. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Also, the blog clearly states that lg g2 is the first s800 carrying phone "to be launched worldwide".

Your article says that it's the first phone to carry the processor, and those two statements differ a lot.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:56 11

27. Victor.H (Posts: 408; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Absolutely, fair point, I've now specified it's the first launching globally to avoid any confusion.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:00

29. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


You sir deserves a like, tthank you!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:43 6

20. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5137; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Don't blame Victor, Qualcomm is the one who said it. Maybe because LG and Qualcomm have good relationship and they forgot the Z Ultra?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:46 2

21. darkskoliro (Posts: 952; Member since: 07 May 2012)


The world of marketing :P

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:47 4

22. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Not actually blaming him. Just correcting him for other people not to be confused. And, another thing, the capslock rage was a mistake. Accidentally pressed the capslock. V^^

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:51

25. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5137; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Since it's confusing other people, I think Victor needs to post an article called "Is the LG G2 the first smartphone to have the Snapdragon 800 chipset?"

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:21

32. Samir_Maric (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


That's only in US for other countries Xperia Z Ultra is the first device that runs on SD800 chipset

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:38

17. piyath (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


you are true..

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:56

28. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


you are false..

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:28

34. tucutucu (Posts: 48; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)


Qualcomm has special relationship with LG. Did you miss the event, right?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:11

48. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


it clearly states the first snapdragon 800 phone launching GLOBALLY.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 03:57 2

2. istitch (Posts: 157; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


I beg to differ, LG G2 is not first phone running on the Snapdragon 800

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:07

4. lonewolf2873 (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


That's what he/she is saying...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:21 1

7. pwnarena (Posts: 831; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


looks like victor h. is not really a good tech journalist. he seems to know nothing much. in another article he stated that the s4 is the best selling android device.

seriously, does this site even have an editor?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:24 9

9. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


That's because it is the best selling Android device.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:30

10. pwnarena (Posts: 831; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


latest samsung announcement quoted 23 million. that's way lower than the galaxy s3 sales. it could be the fastest selling at the moment but not yet the best selling. there's a difference between being the fastest selling and being the best selling.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:35 1

13. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Depends upon how u see it..s4 is currently selling better than any other android device making it the best selling device..

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:37 6

16. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


He was speaking relative to the same time the GS3 had been available, when the GS4 reached 23mill at that same time in the GS3 era, the GS3 hadn't even reached 20mill.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:48

24. pwnarena (Posts: 831; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


of course not. learn to read and comprehend what you read mr/ms he even edited that article, admitting the mistake.

oh fanboys. with brains always shrouded. can't really learn to get facts straight.

"best selling android device" means what it means. it's the best selling among android devices. is the s3 not an android device? why can't the s4 sales be compared with s3 sales if you're talking about the best selling android device?

i yield. can't win against fans. i know you just though i was posting a comment that seemed to be against samsung so you're unreasonably throwing your unreasonable arguments.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:13 6

30. tech2 (Posts: 1834; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


'Bestseller is not usually associated with a specified level of sales. Lists simply give the highest-selling titles (in this case phones) in the category over the STATED PERIOD. Some books (phones) have sold many more copies (units) than contemporary "bestsellers", but over a long period of time.'

Source: Wikipedia
Ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestseller

The article clearly states 'over a period of time'. Hence, Tsepz_GP & Victor H's point is correct in that aspect.

GALAXY S4 IS THE BEST SELLING ANDROID DEVICE period

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:27 1

33. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Exactly!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:32

11. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


He was right about that..

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:06 2

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Victor H the Z ultra was the first phone with Snapdragon 800

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:07 2

5. gazmatic (Posts: 548; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


who cares about weight at that price?

sign me up

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:55 3

37. Topcat488 (Posts: 1120; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Exactly... The Chinese market, is proving to me that the rest of the world is being overcharged, and robbed by western OEM's... I don't know why people are getting into a fight about "who had a S800 first", when the real argument should be, why is it costing so much.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:00 1

44. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Western OEMs like...Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG?

Geography, we has it.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:22 1

8. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Wow! :o

This just goes to show how intense competition is in this industry.

With the amount of Snapdragon 800 phones coming out from OEMs like this, Sony and other lower tier OEMs I get the feeling Qualcomm must be selling that chip at a super low price. There must be something far more powerful that Qualcomm are working on or are about to release. S800 Plus maybe? Or S900?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:31

35. Samir_Maric (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Mediatek announced true octa-core chipset with lower price it's the direct comparator of SD800 chipset. This is the reason why decrease the price......,

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:04

45. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


i dont think they've actually decreased the price at all, and if I recall correctly isnt that mediate chip still less powerful than the 800

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 06:27

52. Samir_Maric (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


I agree it's less powerful then SD800 but right now that is the only comparator for SD800

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:32

36. Lyngdoh (Posts: 222; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Of course Qualcomm-like every other oem- will continue to work on the next generation chipset. I doubt its gonna be called S900 as far as qualcomm's naming trend is concerned we have seen that the names are in multiple of 200 like S200, S400, S600, S800. There's no S300, S500 and S700. I dont know whether qualcomm will make chips with those names but looking at todays chips by qualcomm we can quess the next one will be S1000 followed by S1200 (maybe).

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:35 1

14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Too much fascination on lg g2 that made them think it's the first to have the s800. Well, it's only in this site that almost every hour, there's something about lg g2. Sigh.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:35 1

15. Royns (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


My PC has 2 gb ram and dual core processor ;'(

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:47 1

23. zachattack (Posts: 540; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


the G2 is nothing like the S4. LG will have the first 800 on the market. Sorry you missed the bus samnsung / sony. Take your too big for life tablets elsewhere

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 04:54 1

26. Andrewtst (Posts: 300; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


LG G2 is not the 1st utilize the Snapdragon 800.

Are you denied Sony Xperia Z Ultra which use it 1st and already release in certain market.

Also don't forget Samsung S4 - LTE-A edition.

How could you list it LG G2 is the 1st where it is the 3rd device running on Snapdragon 800.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:18 1

31. Samir_Maric (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Samsung S4 - LTE-A edition runs on 2.3GHz other then both Xperia Z Ultra and LG G2 runs on 2.2Hz i think s4 may be beat both these devices in benchmark

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:10

38. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Only Chinese manufacturers will be able to do that with half the price of S4.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:21 2

39. rallyguy (Posts: 526; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Japanese cars did this decades ago when they came to the US. They sold their cars at cost or just below cost to gain a foothold in the market. Most likely the same is happening here. If people don't know your product, you have to give them a reason to try it. Once they have established themselves their prices will go up.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 07:18

41. ajac09 (Posts: 1358; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


except most carries wont carry most of these Chinese phones so prices will sit where they are at.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 07:17 1

40. ajac09 (Posts: 1358; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


just goes to show you htc samsung apple screwing us.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:03 2

47. pwnarena (Posts: 831; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


and sony and lg too

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 07:51 1

42. jove39 (Posts: 1259; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


$295 is totally possible...if OEM cut down on profit margins!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:37 1

43. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


$295? What is it made out of dirt?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:03

46. pwnarena (Posts: 831; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


if i remember it right the moto x is estimated to cost around 220+ to build. selling a gadget that cheap with those high specs is almost just like breaking even.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:11

49. vijaysivakula (Posts: 162; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


How can I stack four 8 GB chips and come up with 4GB RAM? What am i missing here?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:51 1

51. Topcat488 (Posts: 1120; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


They are stacking 4 (8 Gb) chips ... Gb (Gigabit) is different than GB (GigaByte).

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:17

50. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Imagine an iPhone with at least a snapdragon 600 quad core CPU, it would prob be the best performing phone ever.

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