backtop


Print 78 comment(s) - last by retrospooty.. on Mar 12 at 1:21 PM

More Galaxy S IV details leak

Samsung will be officially unveiling the new Galaxy S IV this Thursday. However, that's not stopping new images and details from leaking about the device ahead of the official unveil. New photos have turned up from China show a device that doesn’t mirror the design of previously leaked images.

However, the screenshots from the new leaked photos show that this device has hardware that matches up with previous leaks. This has led some to believe that this could be a prototype device used for carrier testing to protect the final design of the smartphone in the case of a leak (such as this one).


[Image Source: Sammy Hub]

The screenshots show that the device is running Android 4.2.1 and has a full HD resolution 1080p display. The screenshots also show a 1.8 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
 
The device in these new images is supposedly a dual-SIM version of the S IV destined for China Unicom.

Source: SammyHub



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: I hope those aren't real
By Nortel on 3/11/2013 11:56:02 AM , Rating: -1
A huge majority of users never replace their battery, despite believing it is a great feature. Why? Because most people don't like carrying around pockets full of batteries and the huge hassle of swapping them in and out to charge.

Removable SD cards are similar. Micro SD cards are extremely slow compared to the built in storage. Of course, they don't want you to think this, which is why they only give you 2-8gb of built in storage and let you pay for slow removable storage. For this 'feature', people cheer in the streets. Again, I don't know anyone who actually swaps out micro SD cards as most people have apps running on the cards and can't simply swap a card with movies for another one floating around with their coins.

Samsung is successful because of marketing, creating a product that has a 'large screen' and selling it cheap. If Samsung's phones were the same screensize as an iPhone and at the same price, nobody would be buying them.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/11/13, Rating: -1
RE: I hope those aren't real
By sundragon on 3/11/2013 12:47:05 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, what's with the name calling? You can disagree without saying stuff like "Apple fucking moron" - That just makes you sound like a tool and as someone who uses Android products, guys like you make us all look like angry 14 year olds.

The phone looks just like the S3, which isn't a bad thing as people who have the previous versions will want something similar. I'm not a fan of a huge screen though - I have big hands and it's still a chore to dial. It's like trying to dial with one hand on my Nexus 7, lol


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/11/2013 12:56:14 PM , Rating: 1
Nortel is a tool... an Apple tool. And saying shit like "people don't do that" as a fact, when it's not fact, is getting pathetic.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/11/2013 1:12:42 PM , Rating: 2
No, Cheese is right. Nortel is a well know Apple apologist and tries to find ways to crap all over anything that competes with Apple. The obvious lack of tech knowledge just makes him laughable. Yes, SD cards and removable batteries are slow and useless. Except they arent slow and are totally useful.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By JackBurton on 3/11/2013 2:24:25 PM , Rating: 3
Are you freakin' serious? If that's the case, just about everyone who posts on DailyTech is an Android apologist. ANYTHING remotely related to Apple gets "crapped all over." So please stop with the "apologist" crap.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/11/2013 2:34:31 PM , Rating: 2
I am dead serious, and what you say isnt overall true. Sure some people will crap on anything Apple, they are equally as idiotic as Nortel. Apple has alot of good products with good points, and so do competitors. If Nortel were to just once in a blue moon not be such a tool and see the other side it would go along way.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Reclaimer77 on 3/11/2013 6:53:14 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Sure some people will crap on anything Apple, they are equally as idiotic as Nortel.


Hey watch it buddy! :)

quote:
Apple has alot of good products with good points


Meah, maybe their laptop line sure, albeit overpriced. But as long as their phones and tablets are stuck in that horrible obsolete iOS garden, it's open season as far as I'm concerned.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/12/2013 8:56:11 AM , Rating: 2
Give Apple some credit, its a good quality phone, and is fast as hell with great battery life for its thinness. If you wanted a small phone, and didn't care about an HD screen, SD card, rem. battery, multi window, wireless charging, HDMI, mini USB, edge to edge display, widgets, wallpapers, custom ROMs, NFC, better notifications, etc. etc., its a good phone. Clearly a lot of people like it. To me it sounds like a low end phone with a high end SOC.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/11/2013 1:14:17 PM , Rating: 2
that it*


RE: I hope those aren't real
By rudolphna on 3/11/2013 12:34:36 PM , Rating: 2
Get a clue. MicroSD is not necessarily slow. Also, do you know why? Because apple charges $100 to double the memory. I can buy a 32GB microSD card for something like $35. Why would I pay $100 for that? You are a complete idiot. Nobody swaps SD cards sure, BUT you can buy a huge one without having to pay a $300 extra to get it.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/11/2013 12:42:07 PM , Rating: 2
people do swap them...


RE: I hope those aren't real
By rudolphna on 3/11/2013 1:01:52 PM , Rating: 2
Edited: MOST people don't.

That was really worth replying to? Good god.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Mint on 3/11/2013 1:05:03 PM , Rating: 2
Swapping is quite useful, as it's not just about space.

If you carry a tiny microSD reader as your flash drive, it makes transferring data from any computer fast and easy. If your camera has a microSD card (whether using an SD adapter or not) you can pop it into your phone for uploading, easier viewing, etc. You can even use an app do some video editing of footage from your digital camera or camcorder.

FYI, if you're paying $35 for a 32gb microSD, you're getting ripped off.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Nortel on 3/11/13, Rating: 0
RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/11/2013 1:44:11 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I guess I'm the still complete idiot right?
Yes


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/11/2013 1:54:01 PM , Rating: 2
Funny how you claims Android users don't post actual data but you throw out numbers here with..no actual data...

Oh the irony...

And comparing on-board memory to external? LoL...


RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/11/2013 3:18:42 PM , Rating: 2
"The fastest microSD card read speed is almost 23MB/s and write 21.5MB/s. The iPhone 5's speeds are 70MB/s read and 40MB/s write. These are real world benchmarked speeds. So almost 3x faster read and 2x faster write. I guess I'm the still complete idiot right?"

Yes, you are... But lets pretend you aren't and see if you can answer these questions.

Most high end phones internal storage is faster than SD cards. That is a known thing.

- Can you think of a reason why having external storage would be good regardless if its not as fast? I can think of several
- Can you think of a reason why having swappable memory would be good? I can think of several
- Can you comprehend that if you are storing apps or music or whatever on an external card, it doesn't make a difference if its 23mb/s vs. 70mb/s? I can.

It's fine if you don't need it, don't want it, or wouldn't use it, but some people do, so keep your uneducated remarks to yourself, you don't understand the tech, don't even try, just STFU and go back to your Apple sites where you complete lack of knowledge can be appreciated.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Nortel on 3/11/13, Rating: -1
RE: I hope those aren't real
By darkhawk1980 on 3/11/2013 4:13:14 PM , Rating: 2
Yup. And when you have to spend an hour or more moving your music from your Iphone 5 to your new Iphone 5S, and all I have to do is remove my uSD card, and put it in the new phone taking all of 30 seconds, who will be complaining then?

It's storage. It's not meant to hold applications (although it can). Music, Videos, Pictures, documents, whatever! Being able to have that, and have it be removable is an option that some people want.

You center your argument around loading app's....Honestly, most people ARE NOT loading app's from their uSD cards.
While transferring music/video's 2x faster is nice, guess what? I only had to do it once. If you've been using Iphones since the original, thats what? 4 times now that you've had to transfer that data? Guess what, I've still only done it once after 4 phones. Time lost? Not on my end....

People aren't generally removing their uSD cards on a regular basis. Most people rarely ever remove it. Yet again, most of your argument center's around that.
I think it's plainly obvious, you just don't have the understanding to comprehend the reasons. You'd much rather waste time transferring all your data from phone to phone. That's fine, some people are slow. There's nothing wrong with that.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Nortel on 3/11/13, Rating: -1
RE: I hope those aren't real
By tamalero on 3/12/2013 1:09:55 PM , Rating: 1
At this point you're clearly a troll..

Samsung offers different phones with different capacities.

my S3 as 16Gb

also, in the same way you "plug" to sync, the samsung can sync as well.
everything your precious iphone can do, the samsung and most android devices can as well.

Also the removable battery is useful if it craps itself.
you do not have to wait days and pay a hefty sum to get it fixed in apple.
you just open your galaxy, remove the battery, put a new one.. and you're good to go.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/12/2013 1:16:18 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
At this point you're clearly a troll..
That has been established quite some time ago.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/12/2013 1:21:09 PM , Rating: 2
"At this point you're clearly a troll.."

You are talking to the guy (Nortel) who says that Samsung totally copied Apple with its choice in RAM sizes for the S3, 16,32,64gb... Copied that from Apple. I kid youy not, he actually said that, and tehn defended his position on it, right here just within the past few weeks LOL. A complete and utter idiot.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/11/2013 4:56:57 PM , Rating: 2
Like I said... " you don't understand the tech, don't even try"

Its obvious from your comment you dont get it and dont need it, so dont worry about it and dont try to comment, because its beyond you.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By faust67 on 3/12/13, Rating: 0
RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/11/2013 4:11:56 PM , Rating: 2
He loves to take his examples to extremes... carrying around a pocket full of sd cards, a pocket full of batteries...

It's quite sad and pathetic to see how cut off from reality he really is.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/11/2013 5:00:55 PM , Rating: 2
I know, its like saying "Driving cars is stupid... You have to carry ALL these keys around and All these 5 gallon barrels full of gasoline just so you can get to where you are going. You'd be better of staying at home."

LOL


RE: I hope those aren't real
By testerguy on 3/12/2013 3:46:32 AM , Rating: 2
No, it's not.

It's like saying 'This particular car is stupid, the fuel tank isn't big enough so you have to fill the boot with barrels of gasoline to be able to last you the full journey. I'd prefer a car which has a bigger fuel tank.'

The whole replaceable battery argument is stupid anyway, as I've told you many, many times. For the cost of a replacement battery for a Samsung Galaxy, you can buy a portable mobile phone charger which allows you to charge any phone say 2x (more than a replacement battery), without turning said phone off. They are the same size and weight as a replacement battery so there's no disadvantage.

The SD card argument is different, and if you do need SD card storage fair enough - but I personally believe that the majority of people would prefer not to have to mess around with SD cards and just use the inbuilt storage. Most people are connected to Wifi during the day and can sync whatever files they want before they go on holiday or extended breaks away from Wifi.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/12/2013 8:01:15 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
The whole replaceable battery argument is stupid anyway, as I've told you many, many times.
Great for you? As if your opinion is somehow more valid than other people? No, it's not.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/12/2013 9:02:30 AM , Rating: 2
Are you seriously coming in here defending even half of Nortel's Jr. high level argument? Please read his posts that prompted our replies first. The guy is a meathead. At least Tony , TYP, and you on occasion can come up with relevant debating points. Nortel isnt even dabating, just coming ip with childlike responses...

Now i must get gym bag full of SD cards and batteries and head out on my day... Lol


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/12/2013 11:20:25 AM , Rating: 2
They are both meatheads..


RE: I hope those aren't real
By retrospooty on 3/12/2013 12:38:53 PM , Rating: 2
I am pretty sure one is a meathead and the other is just hard headed... I was giving him a chance to not be a total iTool. ;)


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/12/2013 12:42:58 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I was giving him a chance to not be a total iTool. ;)
Little late for that ;)


RE: I hope those aren't real
By CZroe on 3/12/2013 11:29:03 AM , Rating: 2
I have a spare Sony Ericsson battery (BT45) and charger (EP900) for my Xperia PLAY 4G (R800at) and it has been extraordinarily useful.

Batteries wear out and lose their capacity over time/cycle. Being able to replace them is a good thing. Being able to swap distributes the effect over two batteries so that it will be twice as long before it begins to impact you (or less now that the spare will always get a full charge and the user is more likely to give a full discharge).

You forget that people are not always somewhere where they can charge and they often don't want to leave their phone unattended. Charging whenever for however long is you have is pretty bad for a battery.

I have a problem where my phone sometimes runs dead from full in a few hours when home near the microcell (glitch with the baseband, I assume). If I'm working in the yard and need my phone, I can't just leave it plugged in indoors. That spare battery lets me get things done.

Lastly, mine is a gaming phone with a gamepad. People call it "the PSP phone" or "the Playstation phone." The problem is, I can run a PSP dead without losing my phone, but I can't risk running this dead by playing games or I'll be stuck without a phone until I can return to a charger at the end of the day. With a spare battery, I can risk it and actually use my phone for the function that makes it special.

Next, this particular phone has a pitiful amount of internal storage (512MB). I have to root and use Titanium Backup to force a ton of apps to the 32GB SD card, but I still have routinely swapped. For example, coworkers often ask me what I'm watching. When they are interested, I hand them my SD card and they copy it to their phone, no computer required and no standing around losing battery power and time for wireless transfers. While I would prefer not to mess around with it when it comes to managing my own apps, I have to after even a few apps (most of the space is used by the ROM). Also, some games have several hundred MBs of additional data that they download to the SD card (FMV and recorded audio doesn't need to fill up my fast internal storage no matter if I have the room).


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Reclaimer77 on 3/11/2013 5:16:27 PM , Rating: 2
lol yeah. It's like...who want's a car charger anyway!!?? Carrying around pocketful's of car chargers and cables omg.

Speaking of extremes notice he's using the mainstream media technique of unverified hyperbole like "everyone I know" and "most people" etc etc.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/11/2013 5:21:06 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Speaking of extremes notice he's using the mainstream media technique of unverified hyperbole like "everyone I know" and "most people" etc etc.
Him and the other who likes to use that alot, TYP.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Reclaimer77 on 3/11/2013 5:51:12 PM , Rating: 2
hahah yeah, TYP is the king of anecdotal evidence as being ultimate fact.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By CZroe on 3/12/2013 11:00:47 AM , Rating: 2
Plenty of people do. Having apps on them is why there are dual SD card phones.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By Reclaimer77 on 3/11/2013 5:10:29 PM , Rating: 1
God you're an annoying little sh*t-brained hater aren't you?

quote:
A huge majority of users never replace their battery


Right because no doubt you have some study or survey in front of you proving this. No? You pulled this out of your ass? Okay just checking.

quote:
If Samsung's phones were the same screensize as an iPhone and at the same price, nobody would be buying them.


Says Nortel, the great and powerful all-seeing soothsayer!!!

If what you say is true, maybe it's because people who are buying Samsung phones WANT A BIGGER SCREEN AND MORE FEATURES?? I guess common sense is pretty uncommon in Crazytown: population you.


RE: I hope those aren't real
By testerguy on 3/12/2013 3:50:24 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Right because no doubt you have some study or survey in front of you proving this. No? You pulled this out of your ass? Okay just checking.


So you have a study or survey in front of you proving that lots of users replace their battery? No? So you can't disprove his claim? Okay just checking.

quote:
quote: If Samsung's phones were the same screensize as an iPhone and at the same price, nobody would be buying them. Says Nortel, the great and powerful all-seeing soothsayer!!! If what you say is true, maybe it's because people who are buying Samsung phones WANT A BIGGER SCREEN AND MORE FEATURES?? I guess common sense is pretty uncommon in Crazytown: population you.


Er, he didn't say 'more features' - and that isn't necessarily true. There are features both phones have which the other doesn't. He also said 'same price' - so he's claiming that the larger screen and cheaper price (which you conveniently ignored) are what is selling Samsung phones. I'm inclined to agree (it's quite obvious).


"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007

Related Articles













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki