Rumor: The Galaxy S7 to be the first-ever Snapdragon 820-equipped smartphone
posted by Paul K. / Dec 16, 2015, 9:01 AM
It seems that the bond between the two companies is even stronger than it initially appeared, as a very recent rumor, coming from a leakster profile on Chinese social media site Weibo, claims that the first Snapdragon 820-equipped smartphone that will be launched commercially will be a Samsung. Other brand handsets with the latest and greatest Qualcomm SoC will not hit store shelves before April, the rumor says.
The aforementioned piece of information is posted in the context of anticipation for the Xiaomi Mi 5, which is expected to be another Snapdragon 820-equipped smartphone. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took to social media earlier, saying the company will not try and race to be among the first to launch a handset with the new SoC — but it seems that's a doomed effort in the first place. Through the kind-of-broken Google and Bing translations of the Weibo post we mentioned earlier, it looks like Sammy has been promised the first Snapdragon 820 units for its Galaxy S7 flagship. Sounds about right, considering that Samsung lent its own tech towards the creation of the new chips, one would expect that the company would be the first one to get to sell devices equipped with them.
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- Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
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Hopefully this will help get rid of touchwiz lag.
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 9:02 AM 4
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No lag on my note 5, and that's running a launcher in top of it all.
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 9:08 AM 24
They fixed that like 2-3 months ago. Now your most recent used apps stay in memory. I read a lot of eBooks(novels usually) on Google play books. Hence i use it a lot. I kept it in memory and used phone normally for 2 days. And it was still in memory. Yes, it doesn't use the LRU eviction policy like most other android phones. But this can perform better than that in certain scenarios. The apps I need open are always open in background.
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 10:54 AM 7
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If TouchWiz actually still lags (I can't speak to that because I haven't used a Samsung device for an extended amount of time), I doubt it's a processor issue at this point. Every high-end processor for the last five years has had the capability to run a mobile UX without lag. If TouchWiz still lags (again, not saying it does or doesn't) I'd imagine it's a software issue that won't be fixed by simply plugging in a new chipset.
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 9:12 AM 3
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lag by software. no cpu can help it.
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 10:06 AM 1
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It is not because you dont see it thats its not there. Some ppl are fine with 30 fps some need 60 fps. TW on any new samsung go from 60 to 30 fps randomly so if you have good eyes you will see the difference.
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 12:02 PM 2
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As if there is no lag on other devices. There is not a single device which has no lag, period.
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 10:39 AM 4
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Don't get me started on iPads lol. More overrated than iPhones. I've been trying to set one up all morning. Within the first hour had it reset itself, force close the settings twice and lock up for over 30 seconds 3 other times. Also, would not access icloud or set up exchange account via my wifi hot spot. Went to my co-worker's hotspot (which is the exact same model/carrier as mine) and it worked fine. This is the second one in a row I've set up that reset inexplicably during set up. My wifi hotspot works fine for all the others. I did have a signal, I was able to browse. It's the iPad Air 4g version .
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 1:01 PM 1
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