Samsung Galaxy S4 specs and features to include 5-inch display, Exynos 5450 processor?

October 29, 2012

    This isn’t the first time we see the Samsung Galaxy S4 pop up in various leaks, but today’s report seems to shed some light on some of the future flagship smartphone’s specs and features.

    According to DDaily, the Galaxy S4 will sport a new processor, a 28-nm ARM Cortex-A15 CPU that will hit mass production by the end of the year, if our Google translation is right. In case that sounds somewhat familiar, that’s because we have recently talked about an unknown device, presumably the Galaxy S4, being spotted in tests with a Cortex-A15 CPU in tow.

    Dubbed as Adonis, the new processor is expected to offer users high-performance at low-power consumption, which is what is actually expected for mobile processors. A low-power, high-performance graphics processing unit (GPU) will also accompany the new flagship processor family.

    Based on all of this, Sam Mobile reports that the Galaxy S4’s CPU will be the Exynos 5450, a quad-core CPU clocked at 2GHz.

    The same publication also mentions that the Galaxy S4 will feature a 5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display and that Samsung may improve the build quality of the Galaxy S family after receiving complaints “about cheap build q[u]ality.”

    The Galaxy S4 should be unveiled at some point in the first half of 2013, with a previous rumor – since denied – suggesting that the company may unveil it as soon as MWC 2013.

    While it’s definitely likely that next flagship devices from Samsung will feature improved hardware, nothing is yet official. In fact, we expect to see more and more Galaxy S4 rumors as we get closer to 2013.

    Comments

    • blowntoaster

      Drooling over this. I sure hope they bring the goods this time. S3 is a great phone, but with this kind of hardware spec and hopefully some unique new features it’ll rock the android world…

    • earl

      I love my S3… but damn…. what a phone if those specs are true. Gonna wait til the S5 minimum before I upgrade though.

      • Guillermo Perez-Arguello

        S4 is going to be your best bet. Its going to have all the latest tech that Samsung has…
        Exynos 5450, MaliT658 *true Cortex A15 design
        2GB DDR3 RAM
        NEW NAND Flash modules 4x faster than Class 10 SD cards!
        USB3.0
        NFC
        LTE
        just look it up!!
        Google this
        “Samsung develops new mobile RAM”
        “Samsung develops new NAND Flash”
        “Exynos 5450″
        “Mali T658″
        You will find the answers!!!

        • Roberto Tomás

          Ive seen some rumors. I wonder if they are real. 4 cores? and 8 honkin’-monster GPU cores?? .. its definitely not going to be sipping milli-watts! You could probably rig that up to a wall outlet and draw 2.. or even 4 watts on just the cpu, gpu, and ram. anything over 2 watts runs hot .. and that means slim phones are not the best solution.
          I sure hope it comes .. preferably in a tablet with all that and a sata connector. But whatever :)

    • Jorbran

      Do you its wise for me to get the Samsung Galaxy Note II or should i just wait for the LG Nexus 4 (or whatever the next google flagship device is) or the Samsung Galaxy S4………….. I need an answer plz…………

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=572104445 Brian Hah

        wait for S4.

        • http://www.facebook.com/nicklas.zetterberg Nicklas Zetterberg

          It probably won’t be released until the second half of 2013, so I wouldn’t wait for S4 (unless you’re using an S3 or something similar right now).

          • john

            Agreed, if you still want S4, try to get a cheap quad core phone. Meizu, Oppo, etc, and buy S4 when it comes out. 300$phone would have degraded to pretty much 0 by next year.

      • Jared Persinger

        If you want fast updates never go with a Samsung

        • Iumentum

          If you want fast updates go with Nexus.

          However, Samsung has proved itself as being fast with updates of their flagships with both ICS and JB, so if you don’t want Nexus but still “timely” updates, Samsung would be a good choice!

        • http://www.linkedin.com/in/ablelawrence Able Lawrence

          Samsung has acceptable updates so long as you buy their flagship phones. Never buy any second rate device from Samsung. They are real suckers who have a trick up their sleeves

        • Mr. Mark

          Are you stupid? The S3 for Sprint, and in the UK, have been receiving Jellybean. Samsung is the first manufacturer to bring the update to phones.

          • john

            Frankly, most slow updates were due to the carriers rather than Samsung, dating back to Galaxy i5 days. Even back then, if you didn’t want to wait, there were heaps of custom roms that were just as good. My first “cooked” custom rom doubled my phone speed
            .

      • mike

        wait for note 3

        • JUHAWNG

          I wouldnt do that the note ii barley came out. And dont even know the specs.

    • Joshhud

      Damn technology.. my contract is up in December and i was going to get the Note 2…. but if this comes out in Feb i should just wait… not cool

      • http://twitter.com/jorgiting jorge guerrero

        its not coming on feb, i’d say june or july …

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ootpapps.saving.made.simple&feature Out of the Park Apps

      Hmm, just don’t see a huge leap yet over my S2 which with jelly bean, is already smoking fast…

      • http://www.linkedin.com/in/ablelawrence Able Lawrence

        Where did you get the jelly bean on your S2. Where can I get one

        • MasterMuffin

          Custom rom, but the official should come in november/december

      • MasterMuffin

        It’s a huge leap, but sgs2 is still pretty fast :)

    • From GNex to GS3

      Wow my contract ends roughly around that timeframe I’m already rocking an S3 but I want to play with an S4 when it comes out hopefully I get Jelly Bean before it comes out.

    • LeDerp

      Why make your flagship PHONE a PHABLET?
      No want 5″. 5″ = for GNotes and its family

      • mrband

        That’s only the size of the screen. Maybe the size of the phone is same or even smaller than current SGS3 if they have cut borders. We don’t know for now.

      • Terrence Greene

        maybe with that extra room they will finally get rid of the buttons (or button).. and use software buttons like android is insisting

    • Guillermo Perez-Arguello

      The benchmarks that are listed here are for the Exynos 5250, not the 5450 Quad…

    • Guillermo Perez-Arguello

      I have been spreading online pleas to Samsung about using the Exynos 5450 in the Galaxy S4 so now I see where much of this might be coming from, lol… But, you are missing a ton of information. You are missing the fact that the Exynos 5450 is a true Cortex A15 design and has the ability to transfer memory at 12.8gb/s!! Also, you neglected to mention that Samsung just developed faster DDR3 RAM, which would make 3GB DDR3 overkill… I predict 2GB DDR3. You spoke about the 5450 but then didn’t even mention the, scalable to eight cores, GPU! The Mali T658 (no references to websites? come on!! This is when I can tell you are just spreading rumors, not proving them true!) is extremely fast and also based on the Cortex A15 design… Next, the Samsung Galaxy S (4) will also boast faster onboard FLASH memory. Samsung has been developing this and now will be introducing much faster flash chips (4x faster than available today, even 4x faster than a class 10 SD card!!) that will allow us to execute instructions faster too. This device will run so much faster and much more efficient than any other device out. Guaranteed. Also the Exynos 5 chip will allow you to use USB 3.0 and become host or device, which means you can plug a keyboard up to the phone and use it. Data transfers are now way faster thanks to USB3.0 allowing a faster flow rate between USB devices like external harddrives!! Even the Snapdragon S4 Pro with its Adreno320 GPU won’t be able to catch up to all these amazing components in the next Galaxy device…

      Snapdragon S4 PRO
      NOT TRUE Cortex A15 design (Quad Core Krait)
      USB2.0 (connections to host pcs will be slower and transfers too)
      2GB DDR2 RAM isn’t faster than DDR3

      Exynos 5450 Quad
      True Cortex A15 design (2.0Ghz Quad core)
      USB3.0
      2GB DDR3 RAM

      On a side note, even the 5250 Dual core Exynos 5 w MaliT604 beats the Snapdragon S4 Pro, lol this Quad 5450 will keep the Galaxy S4 king of 2013/14.

      This is the phone that Samsung needs to release in order to quench its customers thirst. A device with a specsheet this good will stay at the top for a while. This will give Samsung a very long run at acheiving better than before sales.

      Exynos 5450 Quad (Exynos 5 Quad) @ 2.0Ghz
      Mali T658 GPU
      2GB DDR3 RAM
      less than 5.0in display
      no Middle Button
      nfc
      sd card support
      removable battery

      And a lot more.

    • nexroom

      Would like to have my S3 upgraded before thinking about a new Samsung

    • trebor

      Still no jelly bean update here in the phils. and already the gs4 is already in talks. ;(

      • trebor

        got my s3 jelly bean update today! thank you sammy! ;)

    • ray01000101010101

      5 inch? That’s a Galaxy Note Samsung! Is it so much to ask for an Xperia V like device with vanilla android?

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