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February 11 2014 3 11 /02 /February /2014 08:27


Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 continue to be talked about. The rumors about the next flagship of the Korean company are becoming more frequent since the announcement should take place during the following month during the "Unpacked 5". So let us go through all the rumor of the week that they had players like Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6.



THE TWO VERSIONS. The rumors regarding the Galaxy S5 are numerous and, in reference to some aspects, decidedly mixed together. As reported by SamMobile the Galaxy S5 will be available in two variants: SM-SM-G900H and G900R4. Both variants were featured in the database Antutu and have very different specifications, except for the camera sensors.

According to analysts variants of the Galaxy S5(galaxy s3 cases) will actually be two, one standard and one premium. A very similar strategy to that used by Apple with the iPhone and iPhone 5S 5C. Recent benchmark add a bit 'of weight to this prediction, however, we know that the parameters can be easily manipulated and altered.


First we talk about the premium variant of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900R4). According to the result obtained with the benchmarks, the device is equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AC 800 with a clock speed of 2.5GHz, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, QHD display (2560 × 1400) sensor with 16-megapixel camera, 2.1-megapixel front camera, Android 4.4.2 operating system KitKat.

As you can see on the right the device scored 31,843 points in the benchmark, a score lower than that of the Galaxy Note 3. The main reason behind the lower score may derive from the Adreno 330 GPU, in fact, even though both devices have the same GPU, the resolution of the qHD display of the Galaxy S5 could put the whip the GPU.

The results change dramatically if you take into account the Benchmark of the other version of the Galaxy S5, the standard SM-G900H. The results reveal a Processor Octa-core Samsung Exynos 5422 with a clock speed of 1.5GHz, ARM Mali-T628 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, Full HD display (1920 × 1080), the main 16 megapixel cam, 2.1 megapixel front cam, even in this unit is Android 4.4.2 KitKat(mint green iphone 5 case).

The standard variant of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) scored a score of 35,445 points in the benchmark, beating the Galaxy Note 3 of Exynos processor with 1203 points and 3602 points, the premium model of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900R4) powered by a Snapdragon SoC.


THE FEATURES IN DOUBT. Samsung Galaxy S5, unlike what is reported in many rumors leaked so far, will not take on board the much-discussed iris scanners, nor a display Quad-HD (2560 x 1440 pixels): a confirmation in this sense has come from a source internal company reported by the New York Times. The screen of the successor of the S4 should indeed "stop" to 1920 x 1080.


As for the launch date, as said earlier, the Galaxy S5 should be announced February 24 at the event "Unpacked 5 'organized by Samsung on February 24 as part of the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona. According to the New York Times, you will not have to wait for the Galaxy S5 a "mega presentation" as was the case for S4. Last year, in fact, Samsung in New York gave birth to a very special show at Radio City Music Hall with dances and skits from the theater. But S4 has not met the expectations of analysts, all in favor of Apple. This time the new flagship phone will be presented with an event less pompous and in fact everything will happen in a more business from "Broadway", ie the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.

There are only a few weeks to 24 February, the day on which presumably will be presented S5: from 20:00 Italian time you will see the account Youtube live streaming of the presentation. By contrast, as regards the arrival on the market, Samsung should stick to tradition: the last three devices in the Galaxy series were launched between April and May, and it is therefore likely that this is the case for the S5.

According to a report published in the past few hours from the Galaxy S5 ZDNet Korea might encounter on his way a very formidable rival LG G3, which should be equipped with the technical specifications of all respect and, in some circumstances, even higher than those of the Samsung device. LG will in fact be equipped with a G3 processor Quad-HD display and a 5.5 ". G3(pink iphone 4 case) is expected to arrive in stores in May, and then the time difference between the two commercial launches would be very short in this case, putting two devices in direct competition. For a comparison, according to analysts Koreans, will conclude in favor of LG.

RUMOR PREVIOUS. Another influential figure who wanted to tell her about the specifics of the Galaxy S5 is the Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, always well informed, he posted on Twitter a new leak of information regarding the specifics of S5, emphasizing a new battery.


Extrapolating the information, here is what might be the specifications: Samsung Galaxy S5 will probably display 5.25 inch qHD Super AMOLED 2,560 × 1,440 pixels, with a monstrous density of 560 ppi. Who has not enjoyed the colors "shot" of AMOLED you will have to put his soul in peace.

You may also have two processors, depending on the region of distribution, ie, a 805 quad-core Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Exynos and a 6 octa-core 64-bit and frequency of 2 GHz The first thought would be to 4K The video format four times more resolute Full HD. Rounding out the specifications 3Gb of RAM, 32 or 64GB of memory (also referred to as 128 GB but not sure), 16-megapixel camera (3.2 front) and a capacious 3200 mAh battery.

If this information prove correct, users will be very happy to get your terminal with autonomy guaranteed by such a battery, although the qHD display undoubtedly requires more power and therefore a waste of resources. The circle is Android 4.4 KitKat with a plethora of apps such as Samsung S Health, WatchON and probably a new interface. Do not forget the various sensors such as fingerprint and retinal scanners, items that were not definitive and that Samsung will have to confirm at the time of presentation.

VERSIONS OF THE GALAXY S5: ACTIVE, AND MINI ZOOM. Active versions (water resistant), Zoom (cameraphone) and Mini (smaller version) Samsung Galaxy S5 will come for sure by 2014. Samsung plans to produce at least 5 million water-proof versions of S5. If last year's Galaxy S4 Active has sold 3-4% of the entire range, Samsung raises the bar this year and expects to sell more S5 Active in the order of 20-30%. The larger version should be at this time in testing at Samsung and second SamMobile should have a 4.8-inch display with a resolution of QHD 960x540 pixels. An official announcement for this version may arrive in May, a few weeks after the marketing of S5.

Also in the new Samsung Unpacked event will also show the new version of the Galaxy smartwatch Gear: recent news that the first version has seen a dramatic fall in the price given the lack of success. The company then this will be a further event to present Tizen, its operating system, which is developing with many partners such as Intel, Huawei and Fujitsu, along with also several telecommunications providers.

MATERIALS AND SOFTWARE. PhoneArena reports that a source of S5 Samsung India sees no physical buttons, a change also expected to S4, but then that is not UFO encounter. According ETNews, the new flagship will be also equipped with a scanner for fingerprints which, unlike the iPhone 5S that integrates it into the physical Home button, will have a surface located below the display. It will not be defined as that of the Apple device, but wider. They began to speak of the new version of S Voice, which apparently will be much faster in the responses. The interface would undergo some changes and will be another novelty of the long-awaited Galaxy S5.

CONCLUSIONS. Samsung Galaxy S5, including confirmations and denials, is preparing to be presented to the entire frame dell'MWC of Barcelona. The chance to see him in two versions, a standard and a premium, gradually takes on a more or less definitive. Surely the Galaxy S5 will introduce a number of improvements and new features over its predecessor Galaxy S3, although we are quite certain that the features we have introduced will not be as revolutionary. Samsung, in fact, you may decide to make the Galaxy S5 as a revised version of the Galaxy S4, thus not venture into bad roads, such as those relating to the presence of a curved screen.

In terms of materials, polycarbonate could make his reappearance as well as aluminum, which will be present in the premium version. The multimedia sector, as well as technical, will be further improved, in the name of the dictates who have contributed to the recent success of the Korean house.



iPhone 6, and more generally the Apple world, attracting the attention of many designers. Ciccarese has always been one of the most prolific designers of the Apple world, proposes two concepts of iPhone 6 with different cuts of the screen. The first of them shows an iPhone screen with 6 "standard" of 4.7 "and a resolution of 1338 × 750 and 16:9 aspect ratio just like the iPhone 5 and 5s(HTC One M7 Case). The second concept proposes an iPhone 6 screen 5.5 "and a resolution of 878 × 1568 in this case the aspect ratio is 16:9, the latter concept would correspond then to the iPhone 6 phablet.

These variants of the iPhone 6 to imagine Ciccarese:

iPhone 6 4.7 "750 × 1338 px Aspect ratio 16:9
iPhone 6 5.5 "878 × 1568 px Aspect ratio 16:9
iPhone 5S 4 "640 × 1138 px Aspect ratio 16:9


Ciccarese imagine the next generation of iPhone 6 in a very precise way, creating very real concept and recalling the different elements of the current top of the range. The curved back, for example, is reminiscent of the best Android device on the market, the HTC One. The finishes and materials are quite consistent with those typically used by Apple so that the concept of Ciccarese are definitely real.


In the picture above you can see the two iPhone 6, version 4.7 "and one 5.5", close to the current iPhone 5s. Both concepts are in accordance with the rumor emerged in the last hours and we are pretty sure that Apple are two different versions of the iPhone 6.


iPhone 6, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5, slowly takes shape. Despite missing several months after the release of the iPhone 6 rumors circulating around the next iPhone by are becoming more numerous. As stated in our previous article, very proabilmente in '2014 iPhones will be two and then they're going to integrate the Apple product portfolio currently consists of 5s, 5c and 4s. The last report on the subject, which comes from a reliable source such as KDB Daewoo Securities, a leading brokerage house South Korean, is based on the note to investors KDB spread by OLED-display, which are described in detail the new top of the range is that Apple Samsung.Per Regarding the iPhone, are detected with some precision what will be the specifications of the new smartphone of Cupertino.

The report therefore confirms the rumors circulating in recent weeks regarding the size of the display: the iPhone 6 will represent in fact the debut of Apple in the field of phablet. One of the two devices will in fact have a screen size of 4.7 or 4.8 ", while the second will offer a larger display, which comes to 5.5". KDB also adds other interesting technical information: the smaller version will offer a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), while the phablet Cupertino will instead within the territory of the Quad-HD (2272 x 1280).


In the area of ​​hardware there should be no major upheavals than the iPhone 5s(iphone 5c cases), the current top of the range Apple. iPhone 6 will be presented to the public in the usual denominations of 16, 32 or 64 GB. The RAM should be 2GB and cameras should ensure, respectively, 8 MP (rear) and 3.2MP (front). Apple iPhone 6 will cure a lot of the media, in fact, as stated earlier also the rumor, the new iPhone could even make his debut in a 10MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, f/2.2 higher than currently provided by the iPhone 5s. Regarding the processor there are still too many news, except for the fact that probably will be called A8, A7 will therefore be an evolution of the chip with 64-bit architecture of 5s. Autonomy, according to rumor, should be guaranteed by a 1,800 mAh battery though, considering the largest LCD panel, this amperage seems too underpowered. With regard to this technology LCD panels, according to some rumors leaked several weeks ago, the models of the iPhone will have screens with technology IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) and LTPS (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon). The technology IGZO screens with higher dimensions provide better resolution.

KDB also looks at the software level: according to the South Korean company that we will see on the next OS as the iPhone "iOS 7.2". Eg with regard to the release date already in June to please investors.


CONCLUSIONS. That 2014 will be one of Apple? The house of Cupertino will still protagonistra? Surely the iPhone 6 will be a very popular product from Apple fans, this does not nourish any doubt. The problem, or problems, if anything, are quite different. We assume that the mobile phone market equilibria are very thin and unstable and, therefore, even a giant like Apple, it will "fall" in the course of a few years. We do not want to talk about the decline, but undoubtedly the post-Jobs is much more "commercial" and less innovative than its predecessor. iPhone 6 is a device you want, and strongly backed by investors and the market, Apple, considering the fierce competition, is costetta to adapt its product portfolio in order not to be cut off. The market changes, the needs of consumers as well, and then suddenly the house of Cupertino is almost obbigata to market a phablet, ruled out a priori hypotheses from the same company until a few months ago.

The substance is this: Apple is no longer a trend, but rather is limited to passively follow the market. Without too much rhetoric, the innovative genius of Jobs missing much. Warning: do not mean innovation expressly invent something new but otherwise submit something that is already existing, and the mobile phone market and technology is full of these examples. iPhone 6, in the news, take a larger screen of the 4 "5s who, despite strong sales, it is now" out of business. "But the competition is moving with a pace much faster than Apple because, among other things, in the house almost everything you need to produce the latest generation smartphone without outsource any process. We are talking about Samsung's rival, whose aggressiveness has produced strong results despite some controversial top of the range, such as Galaxy S4. phablet on The Korean is still very strong and with experience to sell: the Galaxy Note 3 has already sold over 5 million units. phablet The Apple be able to do better? Which feature will introduce Apple to exploit the bigger screen? 2014 will be the year 0 for Apple. Adapting to the market might not be enough, the home of the bitten apple has to return to innovate. Failures are around the corner and the recent story (commercial flop) of iPhone 5s and 5c in China is an obvious example.

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