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Samsung confirms Exynos 4 Quad for Galaxy S3 smartphone

By Leeky
Apr 26, 2012
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  1. Following on from releasing a Galaxy S3 teaser at the beginning of the week, South Korean electronics giant Samsung has announced that their Exynos 4 quad-core mobile chip will power...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,195   +751

    Screen and the battery are also big factors. Samsung likes big screens, but maybe they'll make up for it with a huge battery like the iPad 3 or the Droid Razr Maxx.
     
  3. Quad core in a 4.6 inch sized tiny device. E-peen FTW!!!

    How about a dual core smartphone with 3 day battery life? Or perhaps investing $ into high quality materials, instead of looking like a cheap piece of black plastic?
     
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Just because plastic is cheap doesn't mean it's not high quality. Plastic won't scratch as easily as metal, and it doesn't dent like metal. It won't shatter like glass either, although that situation only occurs on two devices. Regardless, the mentality that plastic is somehow an inferior choice of material is just ridiculous. Hell even HTC moved away from metal because it conducts too much heat and suffers from easy scratches. Their 2011 devices were mostly plastic on the back, some like the Incredible S were entirely plastic. Their 2012 One series uses ceramic.
     
  5. Perception and reality are different things. You might think your lil 3.5" glass device is high quality, but wait till it suffers any drop from a height of more than 10 inches onto a hard surface. My original Galaxy S has been used and abused for over 2 years and it's still kickin it.

    I for one will be first in line to pick one of these babies up as soon as it hits Canadian shores.
     
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Same with me bro. My i9000 is still working great after two years of abuse. Just a couple scuffs around the bezel. I don't really use it any more, but it did its time and it never shattered, dented or scratched on the back or the screen.
     
  7. Well, for me, I prefer plastic casing of Samsung because it is super durable as the same time making the device lighter.
     
  8. doradhorror

    doradhorror TS Rookie Posts: 36

    What is the purpose of a quad core in a phone meant for calling people and browsing the web?
     
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,537   +330

    Just because I feel that a phone made of glass isn't as week as everyone makes it out to be I will put up a counter argument based on personal use of my iPhone 4 S.

    I am 6 foot 2 and dropped my iPhone several times, hell ive got videos of friends litterally drop kicking it out of my hands and the phone is barely scratched. I have dropped it out of my car several times and all sorts, I myself, as shocked that the phone has not smashed.
     
  10. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Posts: 230

    I've had my S2 since July last year, dropped it at least 4 times and accidentally threw my PS3 pad at the screen (literally straight at the middle) and there's not a blemish on it. In the same time at least 5 of our project managers have managed to completely smash their iPhone screens just by dropping them. Whilst I am very surprised my phone remains undamaged I am not surprised about the iPhones, having exposed glass edges is just not a sensible design choice for a portable device IMHO.
     
  11. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,537   +330

    I've got my iPhone in front of me and i really really can't see any exposed glass edges?
    I've got the white one and the entire edging to covered by white plastic?

    Although I agree that they are definitely more damageable than the Samsung, But still, I really have punished this iPhone and I just don't know how people break them so easily? I don't have a case on it or anything so unless people are literally throwing them full force to the ground from the top of a roof or something, I'm really confused how people manage it.

    Lets just hope the next iPhone is a little more durable...
     
     
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Which iPhone do you have? The 4 and 4S have exposed glass sitting atop the plastic on the front and back of the device.
     
  13. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Posts: 230

    I'm guessing you don't have an iPhone 4(s)? The 4's have a metal surround and the glass edges protrude above this (as Princeton so kindly pointed out). I should've specified that I was referring to the 4 specifically though :grin:
     


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