Modern mobile phones usually sport a very impressive specification and the technology continues to progress at a rapid pace. It’s common for relatively affordable models to have 2-3GB RAM, and an octa-core CPU. For example, the Hauwei Honor 7 is frequently discounted to £209.99 and utilizes a Hisilicon Kirin 935 processor with a quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 configuration. This exemplifies how capable modern smartphones are even if you’re on a very limited budget. Arguably, this means there really isn’t a need to spend a fortune unless you enjoy using a top-of-the-range model.
The Samsung Galaxy Note popularized “phablet” devices and there’s been a growing trend to gradually increase the screen size on various handsets. So far, Samsung has experimented with screen sizes ranging from 5.7 to 6 inches to gauge the market reaction. The Galaxy Note has traditionally featured a 5.7-inch display and some users feel this is far too cumbersome for daily use. However, according to a rumour posted on a Chinese blog, the screen size could be increased to 5.8-inches.
Not only that, the source suggests Samsung will use a Quad-HD Super AMOLED display, and include a 12-megapixel camera. Oddly enough, the camera utilizes something entitled, “Super OIS” but we’re not entirely certain what this means. Perhaps, it’s a special software suite to help with image stabilization. The handset is also rumoured to come in two models; one with 64GB of storage while the higher end unit incorporates 128GB. On another note, the blog predicts Samsung will opt for 6GB of RAM in their latest Note device. This is an unbelievable amount of memory, and I’m not sure why anyone would need that much on an Android phone. Obviously, you can never have too much RAM, but I don’t really see a purpose for it. Furthermore, this will impact on cost.