Benchmarked: Snapdragon S4 Pro (Optimus G) vs Exynos 4412 (Galaxy S3)

by 1 year ago

LG is proud of its newest flagship device, but is it worth all the praise that people have been giving it? Should we judge the LG Optimus G F180K by its specs? Of course not. We put this beast through a series of benchmark tests to see how it fares against one of the major players in the high-end smartphone arena, the Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. How does the Optimus G stack up against one of the reigning Android smartphone kings? Let’s find out by putting both processors through a battery of benchmark tests. (You may also skip forward to…

Hardkernel announces Odroid-x development board with quad-core CPU

by 2 years ago

Any serious Android developer, and there are a lot of them, will be familiar with Hardkernel’s lineup of developer-only tablets. Granted, these devices feature hefty price tags which makes them unavailable to many. The good news for developers is that the Korean company is now releasing an Android development board boasting the same quad-core CPU found in the Samsung Galaxy S3. If that wasn’t impressive enough, this product, the Odroid-x is priced at only $129. Key features and specifications of the Odroid-x include: 1.4 Ghz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor 1GB RAM Mali-400 GPU Android 4.0.4 ICS on-board, also supports Ubuntu 12.04…

Lenovo unveils quad-core Exynos-powered LePhone K860, to hit China in August

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by 2 years ago

The high-end Android smartphone market niche might not be overly crowded at this time, but the situation could change soon enough. Aside from the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X, which have seen the light of day recently, the LG Optimus 4X HD, Huawei Ascend D Quad, HTC One XXL and maybe even the Meizu MX Quad-core could stir things up over the next few months. Another quad-core beast has today been spotted online and while we don’t know when it might start selling and how much it will cost, it’s pretty obvious that we’re dealing with yet…

Rumor: Galaxy Note 10.1 to come with new Mali T-604 GPU? Could it crush the iPad?

by 2 years ago

Although it was officially unveiled way back in February at the MWC, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet hasn’t yet seen the light of day. Initially set to enjoy a June worldwide release, the 10-incher was recently pushed back to a yet to be specified launch date. If you remember, we told you about a month ago that we’re suspecting the delayed launch to be caused by one or several technical changes Samsung is planning to make to the Note 10.1 we saw in February. Now, this suspicion seems to gain confirmation, as the guys at are reporting to…

Samsung confirms Exynos Quad 4 on the Galaxy S3, 1.4GHz quad-core power

by 2 years ago

Amidst all the rumors and speculations of how the Samsung Galaxy S3 would look like and what it would sport inside that still-mysterious body, there’s a breath of fresh air coming from Samsung itself regarding the processor in the next Galaxy. The Korean phone manufacturer today has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor, most likely the quad-core Exynos 4412 that most have expected to see. Samsung senior vice president of product strategy, Hankil Yoon, in a written statement, said that “Samsung’s next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon,…

Samsung Galaxy S3 might come with dual-core Snapdragon S4 processors in the US

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by 2 years ago

One of the biggest drawbacks of the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor is its incompatibility with LTE radios. This issue was at the forefront with the release of the HTC One X, with the international version featuring the Tegra 3 processor, but the US version using a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor. Of course, some benchmark tests suggest that this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it still means that the specs maniacs in the US are a while away from getting their hands on a quad-core device. While HTC missed out on introducing the first quad-core phone in the…