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Samsung Galaxy S5 sped up for January tease: 64-bit Exynos, 16 MP OIS camera in a metallic body

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Oct 2013, 15:54

Naver cites insiders who claim that the Galaxy S5 would be teased as early as January of next year, and be announced the next month, in February. That coincides with the MWC expo, and it doesn't seem far fetched that Samsung is going to unveil something major around those dates. The rush is apparently due to sagging sales of the Galaxy S4, the sources claim, and Samsung has decided to shorten the life cycle to 9 months instead of the usual eleven or so, and this reason we heard mentioned by another Korean publication just two days ago...

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posted on 13 Oct 2013, 22:18

45. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol… this is why i switched from android…

when you buy the best android phone a few months later something else comes out that tops it.

Its not a bad thing i just hate knowing that i can't be satisfied with my phone for a full year.

I love the way android adds in new tech its just hard to pick and choose as a consumer.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 23:33

54. willard12 (unregistered)


Yeah...it's much better to buy from a manufacturer that only makes incremental improvements. Rather than just buying a product because you enjoy it, its always best to keep looking over your shoulder. Question is, if you were satisfied when you bought your device, how can you now be dissatisfied with it because something shinier comes along? With this psychological defect, it's best to never buy a car, a house, or get married.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:03 1

3. improv (Posts: 96; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


I hope samsung sticks with the plastic (if they're continuing with this route) rather than the faux leather.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:14 1

7. Tommy1960i (Posts: 119; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Why do you think it is better?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:17 3

9. GeekMovement (unregistered)


if my thinking is correct, the faux leather was primarily for the note as it was suppose to portray a more notebook-like experience so I doubt they'll put the faux plastic/leather backing on the S5.

but honestly if they did do it, I wouldn't mind that either.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:05 1

4. Rogue (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


So is not Galaxy F with metal body, is the new GS5 and will be launched after just 10 months... F off samsung!

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:23 3

32. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Yeah, screw progress! What really matters is that the phones we have are cutting-edge for a longer period of time!

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 22:48

51. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its starting to cool down, it won't be to much longer before competition in the phone world dies and something new comes along.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:13 5

5. sunnyfpy (Posts: 132; Member since: 12 May 2013)


Smartphone market is over saturated with new phones every few months.64Bit chip will not have significant impact because existing apps are not optimise for it.So why upgrade??

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:16 2

8. Tommy1960i (Posts: 119; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Maybe it will feature an awesome camera with 4K videos and 1080p slow motion video shooting, plus great low light capability. I would like an S5 with Nokia 1020 camera. :D

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:27

34. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Do you have a 4k tv or monitor? So what is the point of 4k records? So we can have it?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 22:48

52. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


For starters downsampling. A 4k video looks better on a 1080p monitor than a 1080p video does on a 1080p monitor.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 23:22 1

53. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I think 1080 is perfect right now. The space used and most likely jitters that it will have is not worth the trade off.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:36 1

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


4gb of RAM?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 23:34 2

55. AciMars (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


Funny, you miss the point..
64bit chip SHOW that they no longer use ARMv7a instead using ARMv8...
Keep in your mind the difference between ARMv7a and ARMv8 not only 64bit compability but also the HUGE IMPROVEMENT on Performance Architecture..
Just in case, Apple A7 can boost up to 2x performance with SAME CORE n Clock Speed.. SO STOP THINKING about Useless thing like not optimise and need more than 4GB RAM

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:24 1

10. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Will they at least put enough RAM in the phone so it can actually benefit from the 64 bit unlike some other companies out there?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:28 2

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Probably have to wait for the GS6 for 4+ Gb of RAM. Although, you might see 4 Gb of RAM in the Note 4....

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:48

16. georaldc (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Isn't there more to 64bit than just having 4gb and up ram?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 17:10 3

20. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Yes, quite a bit, but haters will never admit it, even when the preponderance of evidence and the admissions of better technical minds are against them. Addressable memory is just one piece of 64-bit.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 18:31 2

25. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Quite a bit? There is almost no benefit from it when below 4GB.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:01 3

28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Addressable memory is the principal motivation for moving to 64-bit (don't have to swap in-and-out of memory to slower storage). Servers and high-end workstations running 64-bit OS all have more than 4Gb of RAM for that reason.

The majority of the performance gain of the A7 SoC is due to clock rate increase and GPU improvement, NOT 64-bit architecture.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 22:35

49. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I agree with you on not 64-bit.
But, the majority of the performance gain of the A7 is from ARM's v8 architecture and Apple's custom design, not the clock rate.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 00:28

59. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder how the v8 architecture would perform at a clock rate of say, 1.0 Ghz (versus 1.3 Ghz)? Apple's 'custom design' is probably as performance improving as 64-bit addressing - a little gain, but not the majority of the improvement.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 23:36

56. AciMars (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


Funny, you miss the point..
64bit chip SHOW that they no longer use ARMv7a instead using ARMv8...
Keep in your mind the difference between ARMv7a and ARMv8 not only 64bit compability but also the HUGE IMPROVEMENT on Performance Architecture..
Just in case, Apple A7 can boost up to 2x performance than A6 with Same Number of Core n Clock Speed.. SO STOP THINKING about Useless thing like not optimise and need more than 4GB RAM

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:29 2

13. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


thirty gigahertz processor, 4k screen, 78 megapixel camera with f/0.8 ois and 8k recording, 20 megapixel front camera with 4k recording, metal body, one thousand ppi fingerprint scanner, 9000mah battery, 500gb ssd storage.

introducing the all new, innovative and the powerhouse samsung galaxy s7.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 17:27 1

21. datsyuk (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


What's hilarious is that'll happen soon enough LOL

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 19:46

35. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


It's a future tablet, dude!

Happy Sabbath Day!!!

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 22:21

46. KIANO (Posts: 82; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


Will undoubtedly happen! When that is the case PC may be obsolete. Power to the professional mobility devices.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:49 1

17. sswain (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I wonder if the Galaxy S5 will have a bright display like the iphone's 500 cd/m2 or is it going to be the same mediocre 300 cd/m2.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 16:51

18. sergiobr (Posts: 713; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Waiting for OIS camera, better low light and 60fps movie record. The rest ... I love it. Bring it on.

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