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Samsung to launch a new CPU variant of the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

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Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet last year featuring a midrange Snapdragon 400 quad core SoC. A new leak now indicates that the company could be looking to launch a slightly revamped version of the tablet with a Snapdragon 410 chipset, which is also 64-bit capable.

Interestingly, this will still be known as the Galaxy Tab 4 and not Galaxy Tab 5 as there are no other changes on board. So customers will still be able to find the same 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 display, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable), a 3.15-megapixel camera on the back and a 6,800 mAh battery.

We can also expect the device to be sporting Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box as Samsung is already sending out the update to its smartphones. There’s no word on when the tablet will be officially revealed by the manufacturer, but we have a feeling it will be very soon given that it’s a midrange offering.

Source: @rquandt – Twitter

Via: Sam Mobile

Benchmark exposes first 64-bit Samsung smartphone: entry-level SM-G510F

More than “true” octa-core power, 3D effects, fingerprint recognition and even Quad HD screen resolution, 64-bit processors are the next must-have feature of high-end smartphones. Make that low-end too, as it appears one of Samsung’s first devices to support the evolved architecture, maybe the absolute first, will be a fairly lackluster SM-G510F.

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The model number is a genuine enigma and makes the handheld’s identity a very tough nut to crack, however the specifications are nearly set in stone, thanks to the all-knowing GFX Bench database. Assuming the benchmark results and data are legit (which they are), the SM-G510F shall sport a large but low-res 4.8-inch 960 x 540 pix res display and 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm chip.

The CPU’s identification isn’t immediately apparent, but since it’s doubled by an Adreno 306 GPU, it can only be a Snapdragon 410. Remember the 410? Qualcomm introduced it back in December 2013 as its very first 64-bit solution, promising sampling will be available in the first half of 2014.

That put gadgets powered by the S410 on track for an H2 launch, and if this SM-G510F test is any indication, we won’t need to wait until the holiday season. July, maybe August is when the 4.8 incher is most likely to see daylight, possibly for a price as low as $150.

At least that’s what Qualcomm said it was eyeing with Snapdragon 400’s evolved but frugal brother, a 28 nm SoC with an ARM v8 instruction set, top clock speeds of 1.4 GHz, built-in 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS support.

SM-G510F

Oh, and fret not about GFX Bench listing SM-G510F’s processor as an ARM v7-based unit. That’s likely a typo. Meanwhile, we sure hope the camera sensors aren’t typos, as 8 and 5 megapixels would be pretty outstanding features for the expected price range.

The on-board 1 gig of RAM ain’t bad either, and Android 4.4.2 is for all intents and purposes identical with 4.4.3, the newest, hottest, tastiest KitKat build. Also confirmed by Zauba to carry a 4.8-inch screen and sensible price point (INR 9,000, or $150), the SM-G510F entered India for R&D a couple of weeks back and testing and evaluation earlier this week, signaling fairly advanced development work and an imminent commercial release in emerging markets. Stateside as well? I wouldn’t hold my breath.

For the record, the closest we’ve been able to dig to the SM-G510F alias has been through Galaxy Trends and Cores (model numbered SM-G3xxx) and Galaxy Grand 2, aka SM-G710. So again, no idea how Samsung plans to brand the 64-bit beast low-ender. Any guesses?

Via [GFX Bench], [Zauba]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 announced: 64-bit entry-level chipset with LTE connectivity

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Well, it’s official, the 64-bit mobile processor market is now a two-horse race, thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 chipset, which the chip maker announced earlier today, merely a day after details on the chipset leaked out. Unlike Apple, Qualcomm’s chip is aimed at the entry-level market – it’s the cheapest mobile chip with LTE support yet, aimed at entry-level devices that are expected to spur most of the growth in the smartphone market in the coming years.

Commenting on the announcement Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Qualcomm Technologies, China said, “We are excited to bring 4G LTE to highly affordable smartphones at a sub-$150 price point with the introduction of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The Snapdragon 410 chipset will also be the first of many 64-bit capable processors as Qualcomm Technologies helps lead the transition of the mobile ecosystem to 64-bit processing.”

Apart from 64-bit processing and LTE support, the Snapdragon 410 also packs the new Adreno 306 GPU, four Cortex-A53 cores at clock speeds up to 1.2GHz, a slew of connectivity features including, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM radio, GPS and GLONASS, 1080p video playback, support for dual and triple SIM operation, and is compatible with Android, Windows Phone, and Firefox. Sampling of the Snapdragon 410 chips will begin in the first half of 2014, followed by an appearance in retail products in the second half – as mentioned above, the new chip will see high adoption mainly in emerging markets, where smartphones made by local manufacturers compete both on price and features while giving big brands a tough time.

Here are the technical details, courtesy of AnandTech:

Manufacturing Process28nm LP
CPU4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz+
GPUQualcomm Adreno 306
Memory Interface1 x 64-bit LPDDR2/3
Integrated Modem9×25 core, LTE Category 4, DC-HSPA+