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  1. cckgz4's Avatar
    Samsung spills details on Odyssey and Marco Windows Phone 8 devices - Engadget

    I'm on that 4.65 display one. Both will rock lte
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    07-30-2012 05:10 AM
  2. index1366's Avatar
    I'm also on the 4.65 display one. Both are dual core, strange, maybe we'll see quads in future. Nice specs for these devices though, but the sAMOLED UT is strange to me, never heard of this technology. They say also that it'll maybe be HD.
    07-30-2012 07:41 AM
  3. mafu6's Avatar
    Let's hope they are marketed well ... especially in phone shops... they look promsing but the question on everyones lips are 'Will Nokia launch a WP8 with Pureview?'
    07-30-2012 09:22 AM
  4. inteller's Avatar
    I'm also on the 4.65 display one. Both are dual core, strange, maybe we'll see quads in future. Nice specs for these devices though, but the sAMOLED UT is strange to me, never heard of this technology. They say also that it'll maybe be HD.
    you don't need friggen quad core on your phone! if you have a Lagdroid maybe, but WP7/8 doesn't need a billion cores!
    07-30-2012 10:10 AM
  5. index1366's Avatar
    you don't need friggen quad core on your phone! if you have a Lagdroid maybe, but WP7/8 doesn't need a billion cores!
    I know, but quads are todays' "trend" in the mobile industry. WP's only need is dual core at maximum, quad is just fancy work and battery drainer. And I think the phones are selling better, just because of the saying that the phone has a quad core processor, and then people go "OOO, it has quad core, I must have it, so awesome!", although they don't use its full potential; and so on, you know the drill.
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    07-30-2012 10:23 AM
  6. cckgz4's Avatar
    I don't think quad core and lte play nice yet together
    07-30-2012 11:04 AM
  7. jfa1's Avatar
    Hopefully for the wow factor only that changes soon!
    07-30-2012 11:21 AM
  8. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Give me the 4" form factor, but with HD resolution and I'm in.

    I don't want a bigger phone, but I want better than 800x480 resolution.

    If Apple can make a 3.5" phone with 960x640, then it's possible to make a 4-4.3" phone with 1280x720.
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    07-30-2012 11:31 AM
  9. index1366's Avatar
    Would love to try out something better than my current 3.8 screen, although the jump to that size would be a bit hard, but most people would get used to it. Never seen an HD screen, but that would also be awesome.

    Smaller screen and higher resolution = higher dpi.
    Bigger screen and higher resolution = lower dpi.

    That would be good to manufacture various suzes with HD resolutions, but say that to the manufacturers...
    07-30-2012 12:26 PM
  10. selfcreation's Avatar
    oh yeah 4.65... lol weird number.... but im down!! S-AMOLED HD!! :)
    07-30-2012 01:13 PM
  11. index1366's Avatar
    If AMOLED HD screens get implemented by any other OEM, I'm definitely sold. If there aren't any of them, Samsung is mine. Although SLCD 2 screens could also be good.. Should've see it for myself. Sorry for offtopic though.
    07-30-2012 11:14 PM
  12. Winterfang's Avatar
    4.65 Amoled and Dual core. That doesn't look like the GS3, that looks like the GS2. Really lame Samsung, step up.
    07-31-2012 02:23 AM
  13. index1366's Avatar
    I personally like that kind of config for the phone, not too powerful (it doesn't need to be), but again enough powerful to handle every normal and experienced users' needs. The specs may seem like a gen behind, but as I said, we don't need so powerful machines.
    07-31-2012 06:21 AM
  14. PG2G's Avatar
    4.65 Amoled and Dual core. That doesn't look like the GS3, that looks like the GS2. Really lame Samsung, step up.
    It will have the same processor as the US SGS3, the same resolution, seemingly the same camera, and a slightly smaller screen. How does that make it an SGS2?
    07-31-2012 06:36 AM
  15. PG2G's Avatar
    I personally like that kind of config for the phone, not too powerful (it doesn't need to be), but again enough powerful to handle every normal and experienced users' needs. The specs may seem like a gen behind, but as I said, we don't need so powerful machines.
    Hoe are the specs a Gen behind? Maybe half a year, and it will probably always be the case with Windows Phone. New SoC normally come out in spring, new Gen of WP normally comes in Fall. I dont think there will be anything better than this by the time it comes out, though im not entirely sure what their timeline is for the mobile quad core S4.
    07-31-2012 06:41 AM
  16. index1366's Avatar
    Hoe are the specs a Gen behind? Maybe half a year, and it will probably always be the case with Windows Phone. New SoC normally come out in spring, new Gen of WP normally comes in Fall. I dont think there will be anything better than this by the time it comes out, though im not entirely sure what their timeline is for the mobile quad core S4.
    My thoughts about SoCs a gen behind were because the dual core are better known by GS2 and some other Android models, and now are already quads, but that's just my opinion seen from my eyes and it could prove wrong.
    07-31-2012 07:41 AM
  17. ALborntoride's Avatar
    I will reserve my judgment call on Samsung until October 26 or whenever they decide to release all specs on their phones. Hopefully by the first of October or sooner we should know what HTC is doing and Nokia will give us an idea of their phones in September. It is going to be an exciting time though and a hard time on my wallet.
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    07-31-2012 10:01 AM
  18. PG2G's Avatar
    My thoughts about SoCs a gen behind were because the dual core are better known by GS2 and some other Android models, and now are already quads, but that's just my opinion seen from my eyes and it could prove wrong.
    The dual core Snapdragon S4 is comparable to the quad core Tegra 3 and Exynos, though the GPU lags behind. The S4 powers the US-spec Galaxy SIII and HTC One X, which should tell you that they are in the same area performance wise. There are a number of benchmarks around comparing them if you want to see specific numbers.

    http://pocketnow.com/2012/07/31/snap...-the-soc-race/

    The dual-core Snapdragon S4 is arguably the hottest chip of 2012 so far, and even with these quad-core components available, it holds its own against them. We may have hemmed and hawed at first when learning of the S4 being substituted for quad-core chips in the LTE editions of some of this year’s more popular phones, but anyone who’s tried one out can attest to the fact that a well-done dual-core is right up there performance-wise with some quad-core designs.
    There is a quad core version of the S4 in the works but it doesn't have an integrated cell modem yet. I expect we'll see that one in phones come spring, though some HTC rumors suggested they'd have one at launch. It would be possible if they pair it with a standalone modem, I think LG (or someone else) was doing that for an Android quad core this fall.
    Last edited by PG2G; 07-31-2012 at 10:17 AM.
    07-31-2012 10:11 AM
  19. cckgz4's Avatar
    I'll take dual core and lte over quad core and 4g
    07-31-2012 07:17 PM
  20. pedenske's Avatar
    Well didn't they say because wp8 is the whole shared kernel thing it can have up to 64 cores or something like that? If so gimmie all the cores you have sammy!!!!
    07-31-2012 09:28 PM
  21. cckgz4's Avatar
    Yeah but no one has mastered lte past two cores. We have to wait until that happens first

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    07-31-2012 09:35 PM
  22. socialcarpet's Avatar
    I'll take dual core and lte over quad core and 4g
    Exactly.

    Too many people don't seem to understand that extra cores, all things being equal, don't do a damn thing unless applications are written specifically to make use of them.

    Extra cores aren't like magical turbochargers that make everything run faster and faster suddenly. :lol:
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    08-01-2012 06:16 PM
  23. Corepc's Avatar
    Wishful thinking but, this would be a nice option,
    when LTE is on it run's in Dual Core Mode only, other 2 are disabled
    when in 4g mode all 4 Core are enabled or Dual Core can be used.

    Quad will be smoking and needing a 4000amp battery for 4 hours of talk time, 30 minutes of lte..LOL

    =======

    Dual Core are going to be blazing fast, if wp8 is operates like wp7.x does. I am happy with my single core for now..
    08-01-2012 09:44 PM
  24. PG2G's Avatar
    I don't think it has anything to do with LTE and quad core not playing well together. It is just that the only SoC that has an integrated LTE modem is the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (it helps that they make their own modems). NVIDIA has already claimed we'd be seeing a Tegra 3 with integrated LTE, Samsung recently announced a SGS III quad core with LTE for Korea.
    08-01-2012 10:27 PM
  25. snowmutt's Avatar
    First off, to answer a few posters earlier comments we do know what HTC is doing for WP. They are repackaging their one series, including the quad core X, for WP. If we still trust them after all the Titan problems, that should be a fine effort.

    However, as a Samsung fan, I am pumped to see this!! My wife is hoping for a WP Note, or we might lose her to the Note 2. I am still holding out hope for a physical keyboard on a high end WP, either from Sammy or Nokia. Otherwise, the 4.65" has possibilities for me.

    I am so happy Samsung is still onboard....
    08-01-2012 11:26 PM
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