Two mid-range Samsung models discovered on GFX Bench; one phone will employ 64-bit CPU

Two mid-range Samsung models discovered on GFX Bench; one phone will employ 64-bit CPU
A pair of mid-range Samsung handsets, have been discovered on the GFX Benchmark site. Both models employ Android 4.4.4, and include NFC connectivity. The first phone that we will discuss is the Samsung SM-G5308W. This device features a 5 inch screen with a 540 x 960 qHD resolution. A 64-bit, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 is under the hood with 1GB of RAM and most likely 8GB of native storage inside. The rear-facing camera is 8MP, while there is a 2MP front-facing camera.

The second model is the Samsung SM-G8508S. This model offers a 4.7 inch glass with 720 x 1280 resolution. A quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 drives the handset, which has 2GB of RAM aboard. Back and front-facing cameras should be 13MP and 2MP respectively.

We're not sure when and where these two models will show up. Pricing is also unknown. Having made the trip to the GFX Benchmark site, we might find out the answers to these questions sooner than later. There is some speculation that the pair will be unveiled in September at the IFA show in Berlin.


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source: Webtrek

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33 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Can't wait for the fandroid comments regarding 64-bit and the "1GB" of ram! Hopefully they'll post the exact same comments they did regarding Apple's iPhone 5S. edit: Hopefully they'll lol @ the 960 resolution as well.

3. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

yup, such a crappily weird resolution. If a stupid none-HD resolution like that is put into a flagship, it's a shame. ;)

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Can't expect a 4GB ram to utilize 64bit processor on a mid-range phone.

8. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Can't expect high range 64-bit android phone before 2015..... Oh.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7454; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Still it is a 64bit CPU none the less and Android L will take advantage of it without us dating any apps. Also Alan F. got the Snapdragon 800 wrong. At a clock speed of 2457 means it cannot be a Snapdragon 800 CPU, therefore making it a Snapdragon 801.

27. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Sorry disappointing you. Most Android apps will perform much better in 32bit than in 64bit due to the lack of aarc64 optimizations throughout the whole framework. Android will remain bogus 64bit for the coming 4~5 years.

28. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Even worse, switching between 32 and 64bit on ARM64 is a rather taxing job. Running 64bit bloatwares alongside those 32bit downloaded ones (32bit on purpose due to the reason above) will straight kill the performance in addition to draining the battery. Scroogled.

30. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

not really, most apps are running in a java environment so it's just a matter of android having 64 bit Java support (which they do). Games will be the software that get's the least increase in performance since most are 32bit only. Still might as well be use it, same problem exists within ios/windows etc.

32. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You seem to know little. No sane person writes anything performance sensitive in Java. Those "serious" libs are all written in native language or assembly and called via JNI. And the especially crucial routines are optimized architecture specifically in assembly, organized in dedicated folders. Just look at the AOSP frameworks. While the "arm" folders are filled with many assembly files, the "aarch64" folders contain hardly anything. - Bogus 64bit. And all iOS7 frameworks were fully 64bit optimized from day one.

19. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

He can.! He is stupid just like that.! :D

6. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

did you see now or realize now? how mediocre specs apple has? samsung will sell these phones between 100-200$ while apple will put the same stuff in aluminium shell with sapphire glass and will sell 600-700$

14. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Paper specs are nothing, most people actually care for how their phone performs.

31. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Android has always performed better than IOS.

33. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You are joking, right? Name me an Android specific lib that can do FFT faster than iOS' accelerate.framework. I think there isn't any to start with. You can be glad when you find a third party one that performs half as well.

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I don't give a rats *ss however someone spends their money. It's their money and they can spend it on whatever their heart desires. The issue here is mockery by Fandroids regarding 64bit and 960 resolution. Since this is Samsung, you will not see the same comments :) Awesome isn't it? http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-5S-comes-with-a-64-bit-A7-chipset---first-ever-on-a-smartphone_id47304 http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-6-said-to-have-960-x-1704-pixel-resolution-Apple-A8-chip-details-unveiled_id56143

20. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

So now you are comparing apple's flagship to Samsung's lower mid range device? Sounds cool.!

13. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

With 1GB of RAM and 64-Bit I'll agree that it's a mid-range phone, just like the iPhone!

16. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Strange... I thought that state of the art custom designed Cyclone ARM cores are rather high end part... You probably have an Intel core in your phone if you think of it as "mid-range".

22. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Did you read the headline, or the article? By your post, I'm going to go with No since I was making a play off the headline. So if you put a good CPU in a phone it's high-end automatically? Regardless of the quality of the screen, camera, internal storage, RAM, and battery? My point is 64-bit with 1 or 2GB of RAM is still a pointless over-hyped marketing gimmick whether it's Apple or Samsung releasing it. He wanted the same posts that were on the 5S articles and I will still stand by mine when an Android OEM does the same thing.

25. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

But the difference is that it's a mid range phone. The iPhone 5S is Apple's flagship, skimping out on major parts of the phone like RAM and screen resolution is unacceptable. 2 GB of RAM and a HD display should be standard for high end devices, Apple has neither. Also, the 540p display is just Samsung being stupid by keeping that terrible resolution in the mid range space. It should only be reserved for low end.

2. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Good .. at least now, the focus is shifting towards 64bit processors ..

5. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

The 4.7" model is just perfect the only thing missing is a 1080p screen.

7. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

The LG G2 with its slim bezels is already out and the perfect phone! Can't go any bigger than that.

24. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Lack of memory, not perfect

11. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

As that high end 4,7 inch phone is probably directly aimed at rumored new iPhone (galaxy I ?) which is highly unlikely to have 1080p display so 720p was the cheapest alternative.

21. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Thats bad news for z1 compact and z3 compact now.!

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

64bit 32bit ... I waiting on a 128bit phone that bakes cookies and turns my farts into rainbows that shoot out my azz

10. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

I've seen this months ago.

12. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

More phones!!!!???!?!

15. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

No ! More samsung !

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