Korean securities firm sends note to clients with Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 specs

Korean securities firm sends note to clients with Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 specs
Korean securities firm KDB Daewoo Securities Research, has passed along rumored specs for the Apple iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 to its customers on Monday. The report says that the Apple iPhone 6 will be available in two sizes, one with a 4.7 inch to 4.8 inch screen, and the other with a 5.5 inch glass. The resolution on the displays will be 1080 x 1920 and 1280 x 2272 respectively. The glass will be made of indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) instead of the low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) employed on current iPhone models.

Other changes include the inclusion of a new 64 bit A8 processor and a hike to 2GB of RAM. While the rear snapper will remain at 8MP, the front-facing camera will be 3.2MP, according to the report. Apple will also finally add the oft-rumored 128GB model of the iPhone to its line-up.The report also claims that iOS 7.2 will be driving the iPhone 6. That would be unusual considering that iOS 8 is expected to be unveiled at this summer's WWDC, and that each new iPhone introduction is usually accompanied by a full update to the OS. The Apple iPhone 6 could launch in the second or third quarter, according to the report. Apple has recently launched its new iPhone models late in the third quarter.

As far as the next-gen model of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is concerned, the securities firm says that it will be equipped with a 5.2 inch to 5.25 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x2560. That works out to a pixel density of 560ppi. Depending on the model, it will feature either a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU or an octa-core 64 bit 2GHz Exynos 6 processor. 3GB of RAM is on board and there will be 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants available. Back and front cameras weigh in at 16MP and 3.2MP respectively. With Android 4.4 powering the device, the Galaxy S5 will include a 3200mAh battery, according to the report, and will be launched in the first or second quarter of the year.

Of course, with a story of this magnitude, we warn you to be skeptical. Some unusual parts of the iPhone 6 report, such as two models with different screen sizes, and a possible second quarter launch, do dovetail with earlier reports. We still suggest taking all of this information with the proverbial grain of salt.


source: KDBDaewoo (PDF), OLED-Display.net via MacRumors

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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54 Comments

1. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

By the specs both are tempting ... lets c .. what happens ..

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Definitely all items on that list look very appealing. If Samsung has IGZO displays in its phone then that is going to be the game changing phone next generation because 3200 mAh plus IGZO frugality will be ridiculous. Apple should have gone for a larger battery instead of thinness imho, but they could have a couple surprises for all we know.

56. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

This report speculates the Samsung model would have an Amoled display and that they Apple phones will have the IGZO display. Otherwise I agree, cant wait for a phone with IGZO display based on all the great things I've heard about it.

27. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

The Iphone 6 pic strangely resembles the HTC One

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a concept, the iPhone 6 doesn't actually exist yet.

35. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

maybe, i mean we were seeing iPhone 5s leaks around this time last year too

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not in late jan, early feb dude. It's was later, but they did turn out to be correct.

49. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

well hopefully these are true, they make me apple4ever ;)

47. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

im more excited for LG G3!

2. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Believe nothing until the companies respective leads are on stage making announcements.

3. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

1080p or 2272x1280 (?), 2GB RAM, A8 chip and just 1800mAh?....my head hurts. Captain Obvious, help me~!

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The resolutions (both) more or less keep the pixel density the same, allowing developers an easier way to upgrade apps without having to worry about 30 different densities. Also, the battery is that low probably because they have decided to keep the phones so thin (expected 6 mm). The IGZO display will more than make up for it if the power saving features of IGZO are as they say they are. A8 chip will likely be an overclocked A7 if it is released in Q2 2014 instead of an all new chip likely because enough time hasn't been given to develop/produce a whole new chip in bulk. Likely they might also shrink the process when not making a new core which is what most chip companies do these days(intel tick tock strategy). 2GB of ram is the least they can do in that regard.

13. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Thhhhhhhhhhhhank you, Captain Obvious! o3o

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Glad somebody said it. +1

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Wait what, 2nd quarter launch on an iPhone, wouldn't that piss off all the 5s customers?

5. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

This sounds very likely

9. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

The S5's screen resolution is so pointless though. I would seriously rather have a 1080p screen of that size because it would make the phone more efficient, without any loss in perceived sharpness of the screen. This way the iPhone will again have superior on screen GPU results and that's the sort of stuff that will echoe through the media. Samsung should really finally start to learn that more is not always better!

25. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

http://www.cultofmac.com/173702/why-retina-isnt-enough-feature/ A 200 PPI display vs a 300 PPI display makes a much larger difference than a 300 PPI display vs a 400 PPI display which makes a slightly larger difference than between a 400 PPI display vs a 500 PPI display. I personally won't feel any major desire to have a QHD display but to say it's useless is wrong, being somebody who plays very few games on my phone that use 3D graphics I won't care about the performance hits either.

31. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

+1 for you. I stand corrected, but still have to say that I am satisfied with sharpness of my Note 3 screen.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I didn't have to finish the article to know this is fake. First, Apple will definitely launch an iPhone with a standard resolution (1920x1080p). Instead, they'll opt for an awkward resolution no one ever uses. Two, Apple wills not release an iPhone in Q2. They'll never drive away from the last week of September release date. Three, neither Samsung or Apple will release their flagships with 128GB of storage since they'll want to push people into using their own cloud storage. That's just my two cents.

12. wilsong17 unregistered

you can run the galaxy a3,s3, note 2 and 3 with a 128 gb memory card

14. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

liar-liar, pants on fire. Those phones hold up to 64GBs. I don't know about Galaxy A3, though.

33. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

BUT, can you run (rule*) the galaxy as father and son?

21. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well... the supposedly S5 doesn't seem to be far fetched... the iPhone part seems to align with rumours, but it does seem sketchy about the battery and dates..... I didn't get what you said about the resolution... do you think Apple will launch with standard res or opt for awkward one? typo? But I think that the storage part might be true because that does not stop people from using Cloud services... Cloud is also a mean to keep your files sync, backed up and handy for other devices.... At least thats the use I see the most...

23. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I thought they recently released a standard-definition 4K monitor which made me think that they might start using standard definition more frequently than these ridiculous resolutions that they produce purely to save money. It would make so much more sense to stick with 1080p because Android developers already have apps in 1080p and they could re-use most of it for iOS. We'll see.

43. AppleHateBoy unregistered

"Android developers already have apps in 1080p and they could re-use most of it for iOS." Thanks for the good laugh.

26. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think they will finally drop the ridiculous resolutions primarily because they made the transition from 4:3 on phones to 16:9 with the iPhone 5. If they make a 4:3 phone again, it will be WAY to fat and once again increase their fragmentation (they still need that card). Q2 might actually happen if they plan on competing with the primary phone makers directly instead of 6 months after. Up until now they had the disadvantage of being called 6 months late with less tech in almost all regards. Now at least they will release at the same time with slightly less tech. The iPads were moved to September to make up for that as well (revenue spread). It also has the added benefit of stealing customers from Samsung or HTC because contract upgrades for those companies happen at that time while most iOS users are set for October for the next year or two (very underhanded and classic Apple). They are pulling all the stops this time to steal as much thunder as possible whether by hook or crook. They probably will succeed to a certain degree but will eventually live to regret losing the customers who switch to LG and Sony because their tech comes out at year end.

30. stealthd unregistered

There's nothing really awkward about their resolutions. They stand out in a list like this because they aren't "standard" but they create zero problems for developers and users, so there's nothing awkward about it.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The zomdroids are gonna hate no matter what. Let em hate, while we enjoy.

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