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A new Samsung flagship is reportedly in the works

When the rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5 first started raining down upon us, we were pelted with hopes of a metal body and a gorgeous QHD display. When the smartphone was officially announced, we were greeted with what was more evolution than revolution — that meant a slight bump in screen size to 5.1 inches, the same 1080p resolution, and a body that was still constructed primarily of plastic.

We’re now getting a few more glimpses of the next Samsung “flagship” with specs matching what people were first expecting with the Galaxy S5. The so-called Galaxy F will reportedly be announced in September according to serial leaker @evleaks.

Reports suggest that the Galaxy F will come equipped with a QHD (2560x1440) display like the LG G3, and will actually sport a full metal back (unlike the faux-metallic G3). There are also reports that a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor will be onboard to provide not only faster processing speeds to fuel the QHD display, but also a fast onboard modem courtesy of the 225Mbps LTE-A Qualcomm MDM9635.

Source: Evleaks

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RE: So it has come to this now?
By tng on 6/16/2014 9:58:23 AM , Rating: 2
More speed really isn't necessary for 95% of people out there.
Really don't need the phone to be all that powerful, it is the network that I wish were faster. No new processor is going to help that.

RE: So it has come to this now?
By Reclaimer77 on 6/16/14, Rating: -1
RE: So it has come to this now?
By djc208 on 6/16/2014 11:32:39 AM , Rating: 3
I most people aren't getting the speeds they're supposed to be getting with their current modems. The weakness isn't usually the phone end, it's the provider end, this modem is like 802.11ac, pointless if the router you are connected to is only 802.11n (or worse).

And the network is going to change far slower than your phone.

RE: So it has come to this now?
By Spuke on 6/16/2014 11:40:25 AM , Rating: 2
If they made a Google Play edition of the F, I'd pick one up. Oh that's right I'm on Verizon.

RE: So it has come to this now?
By Monkey's Uncle on 6/16/2014 12:49:23 PM , Rating: 2
I actually have an 802.11ac 1900 wireless router in my house. My network doesn't change all that slowly ;)

RE: So it has come to this now?
By ritualm on 6/16/2014 2:04:25 PM , Rating: 2
The WiFi-AC specification requires network adapters to be a minimum of two-stream (2x2:2), instead of the single-stream that permeated over 95% of consumer electronics during the WiFi-N era. Nope, the OEMs are still using single-stream for AC.

Net result: those WiFi connections continue to suck.

By Monkey's Uncle on 6/17/2014 9:55:53 AM , Rating: 2
Good point. However when dual band/dual stream adapters become more mainstream, this will change.

RE: So it has come to this now?
By Reclaimer77 on 6/16/2014 3:06:03 PM , Rating: 1
That's just the way wireless works. Nobody can guarantee throughput, too many factors can inhibit a good connection that's out of the providers control. I know people who bi*ch when they're in an elevator and can't get 4G or a call gets dropped, I mean come on!

And yeah I was being cute by referencing this modem change, but what exactly does he want? This is a massive country and frankly I'm proud that we have major carriers competing for your business on such a large scale.

RE: So it has come to this now?
By ritualm on 6/16/2014 3:10:46 PM , Rating: 2
Only South Korea has LTE-Advanced right now. By the time USA gets onboard, the Asian country is already knee-deep into 5G.

No, that is not a feature.

RE: So it has come to this now?
By Reclaimer77 on 6/16/2014 3:26:55 PM , Rating: 1
What if he's posting from South Korea? Huh, smart guy :)

Of course it's a feature. People are going to be stuck with this phone for 2+ years, carriers are ALREADY rolling out LTE Advanced!


RE: So it has come to this now?
By tng on 6/16/2014 12:20:29 PM , Rating: 2
Well to be fair, only 90% of my issues come from the network. Sometimes it is lighting fast, other times it is just slow.

Also I do note that sometimes the network is fine, but the server my phone is talking to is slow. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between the two. There is no phone that can account for that.

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