Snapdragon 800 phone with 4GB RAM for half the price of Samsung Galaxy S4 might come by end of year

Snapdragon 800 phone with 4GB RAM for half the price of Samsung Galaxy S4 might come by end of year
Just yesterday, LG unveiled the G2, the first Snapdragon 800 phone launching globally, but today we are hearing that Chinese phone makers are preparing a device that might be even more exciting. A Snapdragon 800 phone with the unprecedented 4GB of RAM and coming at half the price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has leaked out in China and it might be manufactured by Shenzhou company Hasee.

The mysterious device looks like it’s taken straight out of a nerd’s fairy tale book. The unprecedented 4 gigs of RAM is the maximum Android can go to right now. The 32-bit platform simply cannot support more than that, and China might be stretching the limits. Is this even possible, though? Two months ago SK Hynix announced its 8Gb LPDDR3 chip and it’s possible to stack four of these together to get the whopping 4GB of RAM.

So yes, it is possible, the real question is how can the mysterious Hasee phone be that affordable? The rumored price is around 1799 yuan or $295 off contract. In comparison, the Galaxy S4 costs around $600 off contract and the Apple iPhone 5 sells for around $650.

The rest of the specs include 16GB and 32GB internal storage versions, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front shooter and Adreno 330 graphics. All of that runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The only slightly disturbing thing is the weight of the supposed upcoming Hasee phone coming at the weighty 195 grams (6.9 ounces). In exchange, you get a 2500mAh battery. Take a look at the spec sheet right below, exciting isn’t it?


source: C Tech

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52 Comments

1. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

can somebody tell me if i'm missing something here? as far as i know the lg g2 is not the first phone to use the S800 chip. all articles about lg g2 here refer to it as the first phone to have the chip when in fact sony and samsung have announced devices running the s800 way earlier. xperia z ultra has s800. the s4 has an s800 version although it's only available in korea at the moment. is this a different s800 chip? what makes it different from the ones used by sony and samsung?

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

the only thing that is actually amazing about the g2 is the screen bezel, but yet again the design sports much like the galaxy design 2.0 style which im not really a fan of. S800 will be mass produced so theres nothing too special about that. However im real interested in the knock knock feature!

12. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

My guess is that it's a question of local availability. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was indeed announced earlier and it features the Snapdragon 800 chip, but I take Qualcomm's word for it here and Qualcomm says the G2 is the first with S800.http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/blog/2013/08/07/lg-g2-announcing-worlds-first Does this mean Qualcomm does not really count the gigantic Z Ultra as a phone? Honestly, I think it's rather that the LG G2 will simply arrive earlier in the United States and will be the first with Snapdragon 800 available stateside. That's my guess as to why it gets that 'first with Snapdragon 800' title.

18. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

WELL THEN. It's still not the first to be a phone carrying s800. You may not count z ultra, but how about s4? The newer variant. It may not be available on your place but still, it was announced first.

19. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Also, the blog clearly states that lg g2 is the first s800 carrying phone "to be launched worldwide". Your article says that it's the first phone to carry the processor, and those two statements differ a lot.

27. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

Absolutely, fair point, I've now specified it's the first launching globally to avoid any confusion.

29. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You sir deserves a like, tthank you!

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Don't blame Victor, Qualcomm is the one who said it. Maybe because LG and Qualcomm have good relationship and they forgot the Z Ultra?

21. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

The world of marketing :P

22. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Not actually blaming him. Just correcting him for other people not to be confused. And, another thing, the capslock rage was a mistake. Accidentally pressed the capslock. V^^

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Since it's confusing other people, I think Victor needs to post an article called "Is the LG G2 the first smartphone to have the Snapdragon 800 chipset?"

32. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

That's only in US for other countries Xperia Z Ultra is the first device that runs on SD800 chipset

17. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

you are true..

28. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

you are false..

34. tucutucu

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

Qualcomm has special relationship with LG. Did you miss the event, right?

48. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

it clearly states the first snapdragon 800 phone launching GLOBALLY.

2. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I beg to differ, LG G2 is not first phone running on the Snapdragon 800

4. lonewolf2873

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

That's what he/she is saying...

7. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

looks like victor h. is not really a good tech journalist. he seems to know nothing much. in another article he stated that the s4 is the best selling android device. seriously, does this site even have an editor?

9. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

That's because it is the best selling Android device.

10. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

latest samsung announcement quoted 23 million. that's way lower than the galaxy s3 sales. it could be the fastest selling at the moment but not yet the best selling. there's a difference between being the fastest selling and being the best selling.

13. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Depends upon how u see it..s4 is currently selling better than any other android device making it the best selling device..

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

He was speaking relative to the same time the GS3 had been available, when the GS4 reached 23mill at that same time in the GS3 era, the GS3 hadn't even reached 20mill.

24. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

of course not. learn to read and comprehend what you read mr/ms he even edited that article, admitting the mistake. oh fanboys. with brains always shrouded. can't really learn to get facts straight. "best selling android device" means what it means. it's the best selling among android devices. is the s3 not an android device? why can't the s4 sales be compared with s3 sales if you're talking about the best selling android device? i yield. can't win against fans. i know you just though i was posting a comment that seemed to be against samsung so you're unreasonably throwing your unreasonable arguments.

30. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'Bestseller is not usually associated with a specified level of sales. Lists simply give the highest-selling titles (in this case phones) in the category over the STATED PERIOD. Some books (phones) have sold many more copies (units) than contemporary "bestsellers", but over a long period of time.' Source: Wikipedia Ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestseller The article clearly states 'over a period of time'. Hence, Tsepz_GP & Victor H's point is correct in that aspect. GALAXY S4 IS THE BEST SELLING ANDROID DEVICE period

33. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Exactly!

11. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

He was right about that..

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Victor H the Z ultra was the first phone with Snapdragon 800

5. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

who cares about weight at that price? sign me up

37. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Exactly... The Chinese market, is proving to me that the rest of the world is being overcharged, and robbed by western OEM's... I don't know why people are getting into a fight about "who had a S800 first", when the real argument should be, why is it costing so much.

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