Phones Rumor Roundup: Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by TheNextBigThing, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Pearl of the Orient
    Let us know about the latest rumors/info you know about these two devices. :)
  2. Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Note 1: 5.3" screen
    Note 2: 5.5" screen
    Note 3: 6.3" screen rumored
    Note 4: 7" screen rumored

    Galaxy S2: 4.3" screen
    Galaxy S3: 4.8" screen
    Galaxy S4: 4.99" screen rumored
    Galaxy S5: 5.5" screen rumored
  3. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Most likely!
  4. macrumors 604

    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    The note is the futuristic version of the galaxy :p
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2013
    Excellent post. I want to thank you for this informative read, I really appreciate sharing this great post. Keep up your work. Thanks for this very useful
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Pearl of the Orient
    You're welcome. Thanks for appreciating this post. This post will be continually updated until the official release date of the two anticipated devices. Stay tuned. :)


    Thanks for your post. How about the expected release date?
  7. macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2012
    new rumor that the S4 will have 5G WiFi (802.11ac). Samsung will use Broadcom's BCM4335 combo chip which provides 802.11ac, bluetooth 4.0, and a FM radio.
  8. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Really - I tablet sized phone, I'd be hard pressed to believe that
  9. macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    not so hard to believe, thin foldable display so you can still use phone as a phone but open up and you get a 7 inch dual display.

    why not? esp considering apple has nothing in display technologies like this.

  10. macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2012
    S4 is the big news for 2013.

    What I hope to see:
    1. Same overall size as last year, but hopefully they dump the physical home button for onscreen virtual AND programmable buttons (much like we already have in AOKP rom's.)
    2. 440+ PPI super HD screen technology
    3. Octo-core Exynos 5 processor
    4. No 16gb models. Start at 32gb, up to 128gb.
    5. Key Lime Pie
    6. World phone
    7. Wireless charging out of the box
  11. macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011

    I would say Key Lime Pie has 0% chance of coming with the S4.

    And is the octo-core thing for real? It's ready for prime time?
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2010
    I'd have to agree with everything except for KeyLime Pie and the Octo-Core. The earliest I think we could see KLP is at Google's I/O for developers which starts May 15th. The S4 should be released in some parts of the world by then and just hitting the shelves in the US. As for the Octo-Core, is it really necessary at this time (is it, I really don't know). Is there any software that could actually utilize more than 4 cores at the moment?

    Other than that I'm excited for the screen, storage, and definitely the wireless charging.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2012
    Samsung's Octa chip is based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture...4 A7 chips and 4 A15 chips. For simple tasks the A7 chips are used while the A15 chips are turned off. Vice versa for games and other intensive apps, the A15 chips are turned on while the A7 chips are turned off. So despite having 8 cores, only 4 are used at any given time.

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