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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 quiksilvr on 6/16/2014 11:13:36 AM , Rating: 2
Considering that most carriers are still using the two year contract model it is rather annoying waiting for a flagship only to have it outclassed in the same year.

At the very least, it would be nice to know ahead of time what is to come instead of just being surprised that the problems with the flagship you purchased is fixed in a matter of months.


RE: So it has come to this now?
By Rukkian on 6/16/2014 12:16:50 PM , Rating: 2
There is always something better on the horizon, either from the same company or another. If you must have the latest greatest, you will need to buy it (either financed or outright). There is no real way to stay up to date in any other way.

That is the way computing works, especially in a relatively new class of computing, like smartphones.

Make the most educated decision you can when you want to buy, and either be prepared to live with it when (not if) it is no longer the best device out there.

I have my LGG2 and love it. Would I love an LGG3 even more? Sure, but not enough to pay the extra money at this point.


RE: So it has come to this now?
By Spuke on 6/16/2014 12:42:10 PM , Rating: 2
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I have my LGG2 and love it. Would I love an LGG3 even more? Sure, but not enough to pay the extra money at this point.
I have a G2 also and am perfectly happy with it. Not sure I want the G3 even if my contract was up.


RE: So it has come to this now?
By retrospooty on 6/16/2014 3:22:21 PM , Rating: 2
I have a G2 and am getting a G3 for sure... But only because I get one every year on our corp account and Verizon knocks it down to every 10 months.

If it were my own 2 year contract, I would be fine with waiting. The G2 is a great phone today and will still be great through 2015. The G3's existence simple doesn't affect it.


RE: So it has come to this now?
By Spuke on 6/16/2014 5:02:30 PM , Rating: 2
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I have a G2 and am getting a G3 for sure... But only because I get one every year on our corp account and Verizon knocks it down to every 10 months.
That's a sweet deal!


RE: So it has come to this now?
By retrospooty on 6/16/2014 6:16:56 PM , Rating: 2
Ya, it is... I am not sure if its on all corp accounts or what, we aren't a huge company with any special perks. We have 600 total people so I assume its for all corp accounts...

Anyhow, on our Verizon portal, when we buy a phone we get the standard 2yr contract at the standard price ($199 for starting high end phone) For an extra $20 we can change the contract terms from 2 to 1 year. Then by default Verizon always shaves 2 months off. So the 1 year is now 10 months before I am eligible for upgrade. My G2 costed $219 for a 10 month contract... Now in July its up and my G3 will also be $219 and I will be eligible in May '15. Whoot!


RE: So it has come to this now?
By retrospooty on 6/16/2014 1:04:00 PM , Rating: 2
"At the very least, it would be nice to know ahead of time what is to come instead of just being surprised"

OK, consider this your notice. Any phone you ever buy will be outclassed by it's successor and its competitors very quickly, usually withing months. Just buy a phone that suits your needs. Newer phones with faster CPU's and whatever else they add on doesn't remove functionality of your current phone. If it suits your needs today, then this new one coming out doesnt change that next month...

If you are that concerned about having the latest at all times then get on a jump plan or competing offer and pay a bit extra and get a new phone every 6 months or so. It's really not complicated.


RE: So it has come to this now?
By quiksilvr on 6/16/2014 3:50:59 PM , Rating: 2
My concern is for the people locked into a two year contract that can only upgrade annually (or pay even more fees for faster upgrades) and are given no indication that the "flagship" they settled with is going to be outclassed in such a short time frame. Sure annually is fine, but LESS than six months and people finally get a metal Galaxy phone with an actual upgrade to the processor...and weren't told that such a device even existed?

I get that we have this notice NOW. It just begs the question why wasn't this flagship announced for the significant market of people that wanted these features but had to settle due to the limitations of their contract? Being aware of the choice and options would have sufficed.

I am not arguing that you should simply get what works for you and that you shouldn't be worried about the latest and greatest. And I am also aware of no-contract plans that make upgrading super easy (just sell the phone). Hell, I'm no contract and I had my Galaxy Nexus for two years without issue. But if you're tied to a contract and you're only window of opportunity is once every 1-2 years, you want to be sure you aren't simply "settling" for the year only to see that the phone is upgraded within months. It's a low blow against loyal users and bad business, just like with the DROID and DROID MAXX.


RE: So it has come to this now?
By Reclaimer77 on 6/16/2014 4:23:04 PM , Rating: 2
Sooo Samsung or whoever should formally announce they are working on a newer phone model?

Can we say "duh"? That's a given!!

Some of you here are just ridiculous, sorry. I can't even believe what I'm reading.


RE: So it has come to this now?
By Spuke on 6/16/2014 5:04:47 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Some of you here are just ridiculous, sorry. I can't even believe what I'm reading.
Like I said before, some people here are just weird.


RE: So it has come to this now?
By retrospooty on 6/16/2014 4:26:44 PM , Rating: 2
OK, I get your point, but then where do you draw the line?

The Galaxy S5 was announced a few months back... What if they announced it earlier? What if they announced this new metal one earlier? Then people that bought a few months before that would be in the same boat. There are always better phones and always will be. It's a given and like I said, if you or anyone else is concerned with it, they should pony up the extra $10 a month to get on their carriers jump/next whatever plan so they can upgrade more often.


RE: So it has come to this now?
By quiksilvr on 6/16/2014 7:02:32 PM , Rating: 2
I guess in 2015 this is a non-issue once we know the summer season is when the "pro" version of their spring flagship phone is released.

I was just hoping for a more clear cut schedule on this beforehand so consumers wouldn't get screwed this year.


By Monkey's Uncle on 6/17/2014 10:06:48 AM , Rating: 2
The galaxy F is a hardware update from the S5. The S5 would have had to come first to set the baseline.

But I wonder if you guys realize the aluminum part is nothing more than a flimsy little battery cover? Aluminum battery covers have been around on ebay for a while now for the S4 for about $5 each.

All it would really take is to buy an aluminum battery cover and *presto changeo* instant Samsung Galaxy F look-alike.


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