Samsung confirms quad-core processor for next flagship Galaxy smartphone

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  • Reply 21 of 175
    markbyrnmarkbyrn Posts: 659member


    They lifted the music from Mass Effect 2 - Sammy can't do anything original

  • Reply 22 of 175
    mjtomlinmjtomlin Posts: 2,574member


    CPU cores are only part of the equation. Because Apple designs their own SoC and develops the OS, they can optimize the hell out of both of them. This includes offloading tasks to GPUs and any other specialized processors they may need. For instance, the inclusion of an ISP in the A5 for realtime video processing. This is the direction I believe Apple will move their SoCs, rather than stuffing more CPU cores into a device that really doesn't need it. Of course most people will start complaining how Apple is falling behind in specs, but in real world performance it won't be an issue. Comparing specs of different mobile platforms is just a waste of time as software across different platforms may need different resources.


     


    And as for Apple also touting specs when they release new products, they also explain the benefits and why it is important. They don't throw up a list of specs for the sake of filling up a checklist.

  • Reply 23 of 175
    majjomajjo Posts: 574member


     


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    Nonsense.  Apple is not competing against the other players.  They are competing against themselves.  If they can get the more performance from a quad-core chip, all the while keeping they die-size the same (if not smaller), with the same (if not better) battery life - regardless of what competitors like Samsung are using - they will do it and not even bother marketing the specs to the public at large.  It's what they do.  They let the all-around performance speak for itself.  The only ones making a deal of specs - besides fandroids - are the manufacturers because they know they can't compete with Apple on anything else, including the usability of their handset.  It's what they do and it's a pathetic and sad attempt to mislead the public.

     


     



     


    And this is exactly what Samsung is claiming:


     


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    "twice as powerful while using 20 percent less power," MacNN noted the company as saying. By switching to a 32nm process, Samsung managed to build the quad-core chip without making it bigger than existing dual-core solutions.



     


    And Apple markets their specs just as much as anyone else.

  • Reply 24 of 175
    mhdmhd Posts: 63member


     


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    Originally Posted by markbyrn View Post


    They lifted the music from Mass Effect 2 - Sammy can't do anything original



     




    Check out this list of music Apple "lifted" for their commercials LOL.


     


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_music_used_by_Apple_Inc.

  • Reply 25 of 175
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Is the average consumer who buys a phone even going to know what the heck quad core means?
  • Reply 26 of 175
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    matrix07 wrote: »
    <p> I love how they tried to build hype with cheap shot video. Guess anyone who falls for Samsung cheap marketing deserved it.</p>
    Samsung sheeple?
  • Reply 27 of 175
    peter236peter236 Posts: 254member


     


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    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    Is the average consumer who buys a phone even going to know what the heck quad core means?


     


    Apple fanboys probably think consumers do not care about the number of cores, since Apple lags behind in the numbers of cores.


    But if Apple releases a quad core phone first, all Apple fanboys will be cheering.

  • Reply 28 of 175
    hosshoss Posts: 69member
    Apple needs to buy a network. In 4 or 5 generations they'll have the perfect hardware/software combo for iphone and ipad. So many of their products rely on a reliable connection that they shouldn't allow themselves to be at the mercy of the service providers.
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    Originally Posted by peter236 View Post


    Apple fanboys probably think consumers do not care about the number of cores, since Apple lags behind in the numbers of cores.


    But if Apple releases a quad core phone first, all Apple fanboys will be cheering.



     


    Fanboys say a lot of stuff... no doubt about that.  But let's forget about them for a minute and focus on what's really selling.


     


    Did the iPhone become the #1 selling phone on many carriers because of the number of cores it has? NO.


     


    The iPhone 4 is single core... the iPhone 4S is dual-core... and the next iPhone will probably be quad-core.


     


    But that's not WHY people buy them...

  • Reply 30 of 175
    djkikromedjkikrome Posts: 189member


    My wife's iPhone 4 makes and receives calls great.  My iPhone 4S makes and receives calls great.  Reception is better than old sanyo flip phone in same areas.


     


    This is what a phone is simply about.  And it does other cool stuff too.


     


    No one is doing movie editing in HD or burning DVDs or processing Photoshop graphics on the phone are they?  What the hell do all the specs in the phone matter.  Only to idiots does this matter.  IT'S A PHONE!!!


     


    Apple's commercials exemplify this fact.  They are real world usage commercials.  They don't talk screen size, chip size, chip speeds, or graphic chips.  All other manufacturers do advertise this in commercials.


     


    iPad 3 only promotes the incredible new display which makes all your viewing much nicer.  Not that the pixel density is this and that and better than the other tablets.  They focus on what they offer and how it works for the consumer.


     


    Only an idiot says Apple pushes specs.


     


    Now to fight the idiots who keep downgrading my damn stocks.

  • Reply 31 of 175
    djkikromedjkikrome Posts: 189member


     


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    Apple needs to buy a network. In 4 or 5 generations they'll have the perfect hardware/software combo for iphone and ipad. So many of their products rely on a reliable connection that they shouldn't allow themselves to be at the mercy of the service providers.


     


    Agreed.  They need to spend that cash horde on a new network that would BLOW AWAY AT&T, VERIZON, and Sprint.  I WOULD SWITCH!

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    Twice the "performance" while using 20% less power is great but unfortunately they are probably going to advertise the hell out of it being quad-core. I wonder what people will think when dual-core Cortex-A15 has even higher performance and uses even less power?


     




    I seem to recall "QUAD CORE" being rather prominent in the launch of the new iPad.


     


    Cake and eat it.

  • Reply 33 of 175


     


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    Originally Posted by Hoss View Post



    Apple needs to buy a network. In 4 or 5 generations they'll have the perfect hardware/software combo for iphone and ipad. So many of their products rely on a reliable connection that they shouldn't allow themselves to be at the mercy of the service providers.


     


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    Originally Posted by djkikrome View Post


    Agreed.  They need to spend that cash horde on a new network that would BLOW AWAY AT&T, VERIZON, and Sprint.  I WOULD SWITCH!



     


    T-Mobile US was apparently worth $39 billion... and that's the smallest nationwide network in the United States. Good buy?  Yes or No?


     


    Even if they bought it... how much would they spend in upgrades? 


     


    And let's not forget China, India, all of Europe, and the rest of the 70 countries across the globe.


     


    Apple's $110 billion dollars wouldn't even make a dent...

  • Reply 34 of 175
    hosshoss Posts: 69member
    There is a lot of room for improvement in satellite Internet and voice. If they could get the lag time down around a second, they could deploy a global network with no dead zones and bypass all the tower networks.
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    Samesung's video is in BAD TASTE...as always!



     


    I can't decide which promo is worse. Microsoft's"funeral" for the iPhone or this one.


     


    ..and the basic message seem to always say "we have no imagination". Or, "we are willing to go into bankruptcy spending millions, even billions, in litigation but not a single cent into finding out who we really are and the amazing things we can do".

  • Reply 36 of 175
    mhdmhd Posts: 63member


    What do you think about this commercial?


     





     

  • Reply 37 of 175
    morkymorky Posts: 198member


     


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    Originally Posted by MHD View Post


    LMAO don't get your panties in a bunch fb's.


     


    From the article "Apple is expected to counter its rivals with its own quad-core A-series processor later this year."


     


    What will you say about quad-core when this happens LOL.

     



     


    One thing that might be said is that programming for Android to take advantage of four cores is exceedingly difficult. Apple has simplified this with GCD, so it's more likely you'll see iOS Apps that can actually use four cores when needed.

  • Reply 38 of 175


    guess the battery will now only last 30 mins. These guys make horrible phones, my girlfriend had to send one back after a couple of days when she realised she would need to charge it during the day even before using 3G or wifi. lame...


     

  • Reply 39 of 175
    morkymorky Posts: 198member


    Verizon's market cap is $110B. Apple could buy them in cash!  ;)

  • Reply 40 of 175
    mhdmhd Posts: 63member


     


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    Originally Posted by diamondgeeza View Post


    guess the battery will now only last 30 mins. These guys make horrible phones, my girlfriend had to send one back after a couple of days when she realised she would need to charge it during the day even before using 3G or wifi. lame...


     



     




    You have it confused with the iPhone 4S.


     


    http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/iphone-4s-users-charged-over-battery-life-119460

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