Samsung's GT-B9150 smartphone leaks with Exynos 5 processor and 1080p screen resolution

Samsung's GT-B9150 smartphone leaks with Exynos 5 processor and 1080p screen resolution
Just the other day, we showed you a list of Samsung smartphones that are expected to launch in the first quarter of 2013. One of the first names that was on the list was the GT-B9150. According to the leak, this device will have a 1080p display and a 1.7GHz A15-based Exynos 5 5250 Dual processor under the hood. Yes, that is the same piece of silicon that we've seen inside the Google Nexus 10. And while this certainly could be the Samsung Galaxy S IV or the Samsung GALAXY Note III, the "GT-B" prefix of the model number suggests something different.

The Samsung GT-B9150 has been given the code name of HomeSync and although it has yet to be introduced by Samsung, there already is a buzz around the handset with some speculation that the model is going to deliver something cool at MWC. With the FHD display expected on the device, a 5 inch screen would deliver a 441ppi pixel density and that dovetails with the rumored specs for the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

But before you get excited, remember that the GT-B9150 is coming to MWC while the latest 4-1-1 on the Samsung Galaxy S IV has the eagerly awaited handset staying at home and not making the trip to MWC this month. So that brings us back to the musical question, just what is the GT-B9150? As we get closer to the February 25th start of the 2013 MWC, we should find out.

source: SlashGear

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64 Comments

1. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Samsung releasing three beasts this year?

23. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Aww I must have offended some one.

33. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think what everyone should put into perspective is that the original article (traced back to SamMobile) had no mention of a 5 inch screen. In fact, if you read other articles on other sites they are speculating this could be a tablet for all anyone knows. I think it's interesting that the Galaxy Player 5.8 model number is GT-I9150 and this is GT-B9150. EDIT: My guess would be this is the Galaxy Tab 3. With a codename "HomeSync" and a 1080p display (which would be inexpensive enough now to put in the Tab 3 since the Tab 2 was a $400 device) I would say chances are this is a tablet. I, of course, could be wrong but that is my guess.

54. Alan01

Posts: 602; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Let me add that nowhere in the article did we write that this had a 5 inch screen. It is merely pointing out that a 5 inch screen on a FHD device poroduces a Pixel Density of 441ppi. As far as the GT-B9150 is concerned, we have no info as to the size of the screen. Alan F.

55. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

While I agree with your statement Alan that there was no mention of a 5 inch screen (you did just state that a 5 inch screen would have a 441 ppi pixel density), the way the entire article is setup is misleading to readers. In fact, there is no mention anywhere in the article that this could be a tablet, when other sites are mentioning the possibility of it being a smartphone or a tablet. You refer to the model later in the article as a "handset" instead of a handset or a tablet. Not to mention there is a pretty good size picture off to the side with the caption "Is the GT-B9150 the Galaxy SIV?" We all know the Galaxy SIV is rumored to have a 5 inch screen. So, I'm just saying that there were probably readers out there that may have taken it as you speculating this could only be a smartphone, which is why I posted my comment.

60. rex1213

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

It's interesting no one ever imagined a possibility that this could just be a monstrous QWERTY Galaxy phone. Look at the prefixes of the Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Pro, Galaxy Y Pro. They all have the B something prefixes. Also, this makes a lot of sense considering Samsung is drumbeating themselves to the enterprise segment with their so called "SAFE" campaign and how they are somewhat trying to steal the spotlight of the introduction of BB10

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

My next phone will be the Note 3. I am still in love with my Note 2, big beautiful display, lots of ram, great processor, amazing battery life, and despite it's large size, it's still very much pocket and easy to hold.

58. half_21

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

I have to agree with ur statement except for the "pockety" part except if ur wearing baggy pants...i own a note2 and its not as u have described it physically..though i admire the awesome capability of this phone..

3. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

It definitely is the S4 because what other phone is Samsung going to have with those specs it cant be the note 3 there not going to downsize

10. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

It can't be GS4 because it's going to have Exynos 5 dual. Nexus 10 already has this processor. GS4 will have Exynos 5 Octa processor.

11. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Exynos octa is a wild horse...will be difficult to tame inside smartphone chasis...power consumption and heat will be major challenge...wonder why there are no phones announced with Tegra4 yet?

16. Hemlocke unregistered

The Exynos 5 Dual is going to be a bad deal in a smartphone. That thing is a power hog.

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Power consumption isn't too much of a problem with the Exynos 5 Octa thanks to big.LITTLE. As for heat, I don't really know.

25. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Big.little is NOT for phones. It is a stupid technology that will be a failure and die. I don't understand why people think its a good idea it is a horrible idea. I know your going to disagree but the extra core for power saving in the tegra 4 is going to have more impact on the battery life than big.little. Still waiting for an article on this site that explains why big.little is a stupid gimmick that will never work.

32. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/Exynos/data/benefits.pdf Actually, according to Samsung, big.Little IS going to be offered in smartphones as well as other devices.

36. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

A stupid gimmick that will never work? So Samsung's official claims that the Exynos 5 Octa will use 70% less power than the Exynos 5 Dual is a lie? I mean, I know that 70% is a peak scenario based on optimal conditions, but more or less it's going to save power, which is the entire point of big.Little.

28. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It should EV been clocked at 2.3 GHz, and slightly wider, and with 3 GB Ramâ„¢

24. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well officially, Samsung says the Exynos 5 Octa will consume up to 70% less power than the Exynos 5 Dual. Now, if you take the stance of the Qualcomm CEO then you will claim that it is a power hungry processor. Also, there was an article PA put out today explaining why there is no real adoption of the Tegra 4 chipset. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Toshiba-first-to-embrace-Nvidia-Tegra-4-but-others-hesitant-to-follow_id39369 You also have to remember that the Tegra 4 chipset isn't ready for production until around Q2 of this year (the nVidia Shield is supposedly going to be the first Tegra 4 device). So, any phones that are going to feature the chipset probably won't be announced until around that time (unless they feel like announcing a phone that won't be in production for a couple of months). I would say you are sadly mistaken to comment that the Exynos Octa chipsets (or any other A15 chipset for that matter) are going to be power-hungry or big producers of heat, because the facts show otherwise.

29. Adithya7184 unregistered

Well Said...

39. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yeah, competiitor said like this, power hungry, produce a lot of heat, bla bla bla.... but they said like that, power efficient, less heat, etc.... this is SMARTPHONE WORLD!!

50. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It will drain so much battery when u play hd games. Its power saving works when u do simple things like call, txt etc. The A7 cores will work only when u open up simple apps

61. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Okay, I want you to think about this: what phone/device would NOT drain the battery when playing "HD games" or anything that requires a lot of processing power? Tegra 4, A6X, Exynos, and S4 would all drain the battery faster when playing games or watching movies than if they were just doing mundane tasks. However, the quad-core A15 Cortex along with the 28nm process allows it to be much more efficient than the previous A9 Cortex processors. The truth of the matter is that the newer processors that are coming out are not only more powerful but also much more efficient.

26. Adithya7184 unregistered

i don't think its difficult to place it inside a 5-incher phone...4 A7 cores are there to save the Battery. I don't think its a major challenge.

4. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Cant wait for S4.

5. DarkShadow

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

bring it on!!!

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

could just be a test phone testing out the screen

7. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

sounds like S4 WP version

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is definitely NOT the GS4. The GS4 will have at least the Exynos 5 Quad, and plus the GS4 is supposed to have its own event, not be at MWC (like you said, Alan).

18. Hemlocke unregistered

An Exynos 5 quad would be a huge mistake. ARM has stated that the power requirements for A15 in a phone are too much, and a BIG.little A15/A7 configuration is recommended.

22. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The exynos 5 quad would overheat in a phone, the only a15 chip that will work in phones is the snadpragon 800 and tegra 4.

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