The Galaxy S5 may well be the best, or at least the most powerful smartphone the world has ever seen. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) has developed a breakthrough technology that no other smartphone has used before, and it could reignite people’s love for the Galaxy line. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) announced on its official blog that it has developed the smartphone industry’s first 8GB, low-power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) RAM.
Galaxy S5’s killer combo
It’s based on a 20nm architecture, and is 50% faster than the fastest DDR3 memory. The Korean electronics giant said that the new chip consumes 40% less energy. Reports suggest that the latest chip may be used in the Galaxy S5. If Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) doesn’t use an 8GB RAM in the Galaxy S5, it may go for a 4GB with the same high-performance, low-power chip that can substantially increase the battery life of the Galaxy S5.
Another part of the Galaxy S5’s killer combo is the 64-bit true octa-core Exynos processor, according to the Korea site IT Today. In most of the octa-core processors, only four cores work simultaneously at any given time. But in true octa-core, all eight cores work simultaneously. It means the Galaxy S5 could be an absolute beast of a smartphone.
Galaxy S5 to come in April 2014
Other expected features of the Galaxy S5 include a quad HD display with 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution, an iris eye scanner to improve security, a 16MP camera with ISOCELL technology, Android 4.4 Kit Kat, a 4,000mAh battery, and a premium metal casing. The Galaxy S5 may also come with a “diamond-like” coating to make the device scratch-proof.
Experts expect Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) to launch the Galaxy S5 in April 2014 rather than late January or early February. The Korean electronics giant would want to make sure that the Galaxy S5 release is free from technical blunders, supply chain issues or production shortages. An April release will ensure that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) has double-checked everything. It also means that the Galaxy S5 won’t be unveiled at major events like the Mobile World Congress and the Consumer Electronics Show that will held early in 2014. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) is likely to organize its own Unpacked Event to give Galaxy S5 all the spotlight.