A mysterious 5” Samsung device with a 64-bit Snapdragon SoC aboard gets spotted

A mysterious 5” Samsung device with a 64-bit Snapdragon SoC aboard gets spotted
By this time, we can safely say that most of the major smartphone makers have at least one device with a 64-bit SoC in the pipeline. Apple was first with the iPhone 5s last year, but Google's Android L will pave the way for 64-bit phones later in 2014 as well. In fact, HTC might be the first maker to announce such an Android phone pretty soon. Nevertheless, the largest and still not dethroned king of the industry, Samsung, is surely prepping a miscellaneous slew of such devices, and one of the mid-ranged ones might be the SM-G530, two user agents of which just got caught in the wild at Zauba.

The SM-G530 appears to be somewhat "related" to some other 64-bit Samsung devices that we heard about over the past few months - the SM-G5308W/SM-G8508S and SM-G510F in a way. The first of its versions, the SM-G530F, one is a single-SIM one, whereas the second variation of the phone, the SM-G530H, can be fitted with two SIM cards. As per the user agent profile, a representative of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 61x family of 64-bit processors is making both versions of the mysterious Samsung SM-G530 handset click and tick at 1.2GHz. This SoC comprises of undefined number of Cortex-A53 ARMv8 cores. The Cortex-A53 is not only more powerful, it also goes easy on your battery.

The other hardware specs of the SM-G530 are underwhelming, just what one would expect from an upper entry-level or a lower-placed mid-range device. We might be dealing with a 5-inch display, the resolution of which is 540x960 pixels and some 512MB of RAM in store. The OS of choice is Android 4.4.4, and if such a device gets released, it would certainly receive the upcoming 64-bit version of Android at some point. 

source: Samsung Mobile via SammyToday, SamMobile



23. 1701nino unregistered

They are moving away from 5+ devices because this year there is a real threat of people moving from samsung to apple not just because of size,but ios is getting more "open" while samsung sales are not so hot this year.Is this a sign there is a major shift towards apple this year?I don't know but there are sure a lot of people that are buying iphones this year including me, because apple is finally doing enough that even tech savyy people are thinking about going into their eco system.I own an ipad so i'm almost there :D

22. pego99

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

It does look like samsung is moving away from 5.1 or 5.2" size screens. Maybe they made a deal with Apple to only make 4.7 and 5.7" phones in the future?

19. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

64 bits main advantage is to address MORE THAN 4gb of ram, however, other benefits include increased security and a faster bus architecture.

13. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Why are all the reported 64 bit android phones getting released either mid range or low end?

14. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

because there is no high end 64 bit chip ready for smartphones .. tegra k1 is ready but i think it is too power hungry for smartphone .. snapdragon 805 is 32 bit snapdragon 810 is 64 bit but will come 6 months later , so no leaks yet

20. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I was informed on Google+ that the manufacturer of Tegra K1 claims that their chip is far more energy efficient than current smartphone chips.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Imo, I honestly think Google has something up their sleeve this year. That being one of them. Could be wrong, but that is my hunch.

12. 1701nino unregistered

Because android is suposed to be more like a PC operating system and more competitive.Apple has always gone their own way.They don't care about specs but android is all about specs thats the problem.

21. pego99

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

What's the problem? That android is not locked into Apple's ecosystem?

8. 1701nino unregistered

Yeah i see how android with 512 MB of RAM is going to use 64bit arhitecture,and people were laughing that iphone 5S with 1GB of RAM is a joke.What is this then a greek tragedy! I'm not trying to bash android considering i'm a nexus 4 user but this is a huge step backwards even for "upper mid-range" devices.

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

come onnnn.... be sensible, we can safely assume its a test device... who gonna put 4gb ram in such a low end device? when apple didnt put in their high end device, why you expect other company to put in their low end?

15. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

I agree, everyone bashed Apple for going 64 bit but having 1GB of ram and said it would have no benefit, so why is samsung even releasing this phone with a 64 bit SoC if they are only putting in 512MB of ram. Its gonna be interesting to see how the Apple haters spin this.

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

read comment#10 for the answer... plz tell me is there any low end device available in the market even with 2gb of Ram? is there any? if not then you should not ask this question... well for apple, apple deserved the bashing it got bcoz iphone 5s is not apple's low end device and it is pretty expensive, then why apple fitted 5s with low end specs(e.g. 1gb Ram)?

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I can't believe OEM will beat Google getting 64bit out. Doesn't add up to me, that's my opinion and yeah.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Android LMP is bringing 64bit phones. Great!!!

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Another week, another Galaxy phone release.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Did you read the article before trolling ? Leak ≠ release

7. supa_dupa

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But this time - more ugly and cheap looking!

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

but there is no photo of the phone? how did you see? well, atleast not appearing on my page, only 64 is there

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

'We might be dealing with a 5-inch display, the resolution of which is 540x960 pixels and some 512MB of RAM in store" it' s a goddamn upper low end phone!

18. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I think it's high time to stop with the qHD on such a massive display. 720p is doable on the cheap and Motorola proved that. Only the really low end phones should go with qhd, WVGA if the display is smaller than 4.3".

1. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

410 soc

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