Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S4 Codenamed 'Project J' in April

Samsung may be preparing to launch its successor to the Galaxy S3 during the April of 2013, with the unannounced device's codename said to be 'Project J'.

The Galaxy S4 is rumored to feature a 1080p display, at least 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera situated at the back of the smartphone.

Other speculation has suggested that the Galaxy S4 will be the first eight-core smartphone. It's said to boast four Cortex-A15 cores along with four Cortex-A7s.

Samsung may also be working on a 13.3-inch tablet to rival Asus' Transformer slate, with the former apparently set to sport a QWERTY keyboard dock.

As for when the reveal for the Galaxy S4 will come into fruition, separate reports has suggested the device will debut during the Consumers Electronics Show in January, 2013.

 

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  • If the specs you listed are true, that wouldn't really function as an 8-core processor. It would be a quad-core processor with 4 Cortex A15 cores. The A7's would function simply as low power, energy efficient alternative in a 'BIG.little' heterogeneous computing configuration on the SOC. Either the Cortex A15's will be active, or the A7's, never both at the same time.

    This is similar to what Nvidia did with Tegra 3 and its 4+1 processor. It saves power by shutting off the high performance cores when they aren't needed, and relies on the lower power core(s) when at idle or performing simple tasks.
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  • dragonsqrrl knows what he is talking about. The bigger question is if the battery is removable and if there will be a microsd slot
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  • CPU power draw isn't that big of a deal. Compared to the screen, wifi, 4g, radio, the CPU doesn't draw that much. Personally I just wish they would put a bigger battery in it, 3000mah would be a big step up. given the form factor you might add 1 or 2 mm to the thickness. Fine with me they seem too thin already.
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    Other speculation has suggested that the Galaxy S4 will be the first eight-core smartphone. It's said to boast four Cortex-A15 cores along with four Cortex-A7s.

    If this is true, I'm taking a pass. I don't need eight cores when 6 of them will sit idle hogging power. Just give me a dual-core A15 and maybe a companion core. I'm set.
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  • I am glad the 13MP camera is in the back, not on the side or front...
    Does anybody have more than 2MP front facing camera on any device? If yes, please let me know :-)
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  • If the specs you listed are true, that wouldn't really function as an 8-core processor. It would be a quad-core processor with 4 Cortex A15 cores. The A7's would function simply as low power, energy efficient alternative in a 'BIG.little' heterogeneous computing configuration on the SOC. Either the Cortex A15's will be active, or the A7's, never both at the same time.

    This is similar to what Nvidia did with Tegra 3 and its 4+1 processor. It saves power by shutting off the high performance cores when they aren't needed, and relies on the lower power core(s) when at idle or performing simple tasks.
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