8 Core, 13mp, 1080p Galaxy S IV

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Woodcrest64, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Didn't read the link, but just have to think. What will that phone do to your battery?
  3. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    Unless the software utilizes those cores, it's pretty much useless... this goes for app developers as well... not just the OS. They can put 16 cores in it for all I care... that's not what's going to impress me.
  4. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Already 2 other threads discussing this :p



    Maybe ask the mods to merge yours with one of them.
  5. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    I'm wondering too. Maybe they are going to use a bigger battery.
  6. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    More cores can aid battery life but like mentioned you need the software to support it. This can be handled on an OS level especially with a phone/tablet where programs are "light".

    We are quite a ways off from seeing this in a phone though.
  7. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    The 8 cores that Samsung will introduce will actually help increase battery life because 4 cores are higher performance ones that can suck juice but the other 4 cores are super efficient ones that get used most of the time. Specific processors for specific tasks.
  8. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Why is it pretty much useless? The OS still supports the extra cores. If an app were only using two cores of the CPU, you think the OS just lets the rest of the CPU sit idle or something?
  9. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Where did you read that?


    The extra cores sit idle to save power.

    If the OS isn't letting the extra cores go idle, then it's not a very efficient OS for a portable device.
  10. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    They did mention that some of the cores are supposed to be more energy efficient. We'll wait and see if that is actually the case.

    A while ago, I read an article about better batteries being developed that will last longer. My thought at the time was that now this means hardware designers will now make devices that will suck up even more power than before.
  11. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    With the success of the S3, the S4 event will be pretty huge. In some ways, larger and more exciting than the iPhone event, especially knowing it'll likely be a 5S.

    I'm curious to see what they'll do with TouchWiz. Didn't the Samsung president say they're going to focus a lot on software now? Seeing what the Note II is offering, I'm pretty excited.

    And for the love of god, please go back to capacity buttons! Some things of Apple should really not be emulated.
  12. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    As long as it has a 1080p display, I'm buying it. I would jump on the HTC DNA, but HTC sucks and I'm not on VZW.
  13. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Single cores can sleep. The GPU bus-bandwith is much higher, which means the bus can transport more data in less time, which makes the high resolution devices more efficient.
  14. hot spare macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2011
    Maybe you don't know much about ARM's big.LITTLE concept.

    About the Samsung SoC, it's not a rumour. They are presenting it in a ISSCC on Feb 19. It is a heterogeneous, 8-core processor. It's a 28-nm SoC with two quad-core clusters. One cluster (Cortex-A15) runs at 1. 8 GHz, has a 2 MByte L2 cache and is geared for high performance apps; the other (Cortex-A7) runs at 1.2 GHz and is tuned for energy efficiency.

    http://www.miracd.com/ISSCC2013/PDF/ISSCC2013AdvanceProgram.pdf (page 23)

    In reality it can be said to be a quad core SoC. It's like a 4+4 implementation. OMAP uses a similar tech in 4470.

    What has this got to do with the OS? Do you even have a clue what you saying? If cores are allowed to go idle, how is it inefficient? Please read thoroughly before commenting:

  15. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    spec sheet racing

    does android 4.2 allow you to plan your holidays in december yet?
  16. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    Does iOS wake you up after daylights savings time yet?
  17. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    don't run daylight saving here, so yes?
  18. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    You seem confused and clueless. Read what I said thoroughly before commenting.

    I said if the core aren't allowed to go idle.

    Then you ask me if the cores are allow to go idle?

    Maybe you need to follow you own advice before posting.
  19. Oletros macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2009
    Premià de Mar
    Android 4.2 doesn't have any problem with the calendar
  20. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    So it's 2 separate quad cores just like I suspected. The 2 separate quad core are running in parallel at different speeds. No different than saying having a dedicated FPU, video chip, or DSP.

    Seems that one set of quad core is useless unless the OS can handle parallel processing.
  21. daveathall macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire



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