1. stewbug's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Coming To AT&T First, 4GB RAM, Up to 2.5X Faster Than GS3 - HotHardware

    According to this site, the US version will be getting 4gb of RAM. The International version will only have 2gb. This is crazy!! A good trade if you ask me: US version will be getting a 4 core CPU but 4gb of RAM, while the international will be getting an 8 core CPU but 2gb of RAM.


    PS: I just found this out so if this was already know sorry I didn't know I just found out.
    04-12-2013 06:16 PM
  2. TheOnlyMorgan's Avatar
    It looks to have originated from hot hardware. I'm not buying that it's true until someone more credible echoes it.
    04-12-2013 06:23 PM
  3. stewbug's Avatar
    It looks to have originated from hot hardware. I'm not buying that it's true until someone more credible echoes it.
    Are they not that credible?
    04-12-2013 06:33 PM
  4. TheOnlyMorgan's Avatar
    They are but no one else has said anything.
    04-12-2013 06:37 PM
  5. jrb363's Avatar
    I don't know how reliable that site is. Surely if Samsung was going to do this we would have heard about it at their keynote or at the very least the news would have leaked weeks ago. If it IS true the only explanation I have is that HTC has seriously scared the guys at Samsung and they suddenly decided to double the ram, although that would require either hardware changes to add another stick of ram or Samsung to start manufacturing 4GB of ram on a single stick and I have not seen any rumors or even speculation about that. I hope it's true, but I would give it a less than 1% chance of being true.
    04-12-2013 07:46 PM
  6. Raptor007's Avatar
    Not familiar with that site, but hasn't Samsung increased the memory on certain devices in certain markets before. I recall they did something for the S.Korean market where phones had more RAM than other markets. I could be wrong.
    04-12-2013 08:32 PM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I HIGHLY doubt this is true
    04-12-2013 08:47 PM
  8. Suda's Avatar
    I HIGHLY doubt this is true
    You better hope not, or else you just paid extra for a phone that's arguably third on the totem pole and has no LTE. LOL
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    04-12-2013 09:11 PM
  9. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    You better hope not, or else you just paid extra for a phone that's arguably third on the totem pole and has no LTE. LOL
    Yeah I am gonna be really really pissed for real man lol
    04-12-2013 09:36 PM
  10. Suda's Avatar
    Yeah I am gonna be really really pissed for real man lol
    I'm just trolling. Idk how RAM factors into benchmarks, but I doubt very much at all.
    04-12-2013 09:56 PM
  11. Suda's Avatar
    Also, the US isn't the only country getting only the Snapdragon version. Some countries are getting both. So that'd mean unless Samsung made a special version specifically for the US (Ha), every Snapdragon made would have 4GB RAM.

    Nope.
    04-12-2013 09:58 PM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Also, the US isn't the only country getting only the Snapdragon version. Some countries are getting both. So that'd mean unless Samsung made a special version specifically for the US (Ha), every Snapdragon made would have 4GB RAM.

    Nope.
    I wouldnt be surprised if AT&T pulled some trick to get it..they always get exclusives
    - The had an exclusive Red Galaxy S3
    - They have an exclusive 64GB HTC One
    - Samsung Galaxy S4 exclusive? Just might
    04-12-2013 10:05 PM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    The bottom of the website also says

    "This site is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. The contents are the views and opinion of the author and/or his
    associates."


    ....I wouldn't trust it
    04-12-2013 10:15 PM
  14. Suda's Avatar
    I wouldnt be surprised if AT&T pulled some trick to get it..they always get exclusives
    - The had an exclusive Red Galaxy S3
    - They have an exclusive 64GB HTC One
    - Samsung Galaxy S4 exclusive? Just might
    They're not the only carrier to get an exclusive S3. T-Mobile got the grey one, Verizon got the black one, and Sprint unveiled a purple one today.

    It didn't say it'd be an AT&T exclusive, just that AT&T will be the first to release the phone. I don't even know how true that is with both Sprint and Verizon's S4s all passing FCC, it could easily launch on all carriers.
    04-12-2013 10:24 PM
  15. TheOnlyMorgan's Avatar
    Yeah for the Galaxy S3, I remember blogs saying it was a 'last minute' decision from Samsung to bump the RAM to 2GB for the North American models. Samsung at the time had a thought that the next Android updates would require more memory, so they boosted the memory in NA. The North American models with the Snapdragon, and the Korean Exynos LTE models last year got 2GB of RAM, while the other Exynos models had only 1GB. I mean, maybe if it is 4GB already, they disabled 2 for the units on the show floor recently but I doubt that.
    04-12-2013 10:55 PM
  16. j510's Avatar
    User on xda already has att s4 on hand. Snapdragon. 2gb ram. Sgh-i337
    04-13-2013 04:26 AM
  17. TheOnlyMorgan's Avatar
    Yeah. Just a site trying to get hits. Move along.
    04-13-2013 09:09 AM
  18. smooth3006's Avatar
    its being reported on several sites that the at&t version will sport 4gb ram.
    04-13-2013 11:12 AM
  19. sfrrr's Avatar
    And you got to see from the beginning how a rumor gets started.

    Sent from my unrooted 32 GB Polish Samsung Galaxy GT I9300 running 4.1.2.
    04-13-2013 10:40 PM
  20. Love Divine's Avatar
    its being reported on several sites that the at&t version will sport 4gb ram.
    Rumors get spread like wildfire. It's pretty easy for this to happen. I saw a blog post in which one guy illustrated his successful rumor mongering about the next gen consoles. He sent an email to one big name site claiming to be an "official insider" and made up some BS about the PS4. Within minutes, the big-name site replied, and said that is was "verifying" the info and would get back to him. Minutes later, it was posted on the site as "exclusive" info from a "trusted source". The rumor spread to every site under the sun by the next day. It was pretty crazy; I'll post it if I can remember where to find it.

    Regardless, the rumor is pretty farfetch'd. There is literally no use for 4gb of RAM. It will do absolutely nothing for the phone under pretty much any circumstances. Hell, do they even manufacture the right components to make such configuration feasible?
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    04-13-2013 11:03 PM
  21. pete6032's Avatar
    How pathetic is my life given that I eagerly read everyone's reply and opinion regarding whether or not a phone will have 4 gigs of RAM and got to the end of the thread and wished for more posts.

    I wish this phone would come out already!
    04-13-2013 11:44 PM
  22. smooth3006's Avatar
    i find it weird that tomorrow we can preorder from at&t but there is no final specs out yet. this whole launch and hype seems to be one big mess to me.
    04-15-2013 10:59 AM
  23. Suda's Avatar
    i find it weird that tomorrow we can preorder from at&t but there is no final specs out yet. this whole launch and hype seems to be one big mess to me.
    They unveiled the final specs March 15th.
    04-15-2013 11:13 AM
  24. smooth3006's Avatar
    They unveiled the final specs March 15th.
    Ill believe them when i see them on the at&t page.
    04-15-2013 11:16 AM
  25. gollum18's Avatar
    This could be true. Samsung did the same thing with the s3 in the us, 2gigs of ram and a dual core processor where the international version had 1gig and a quad core. I vote for the 4 gigs of ram and a quad core. Honestly on a mobile phone a 8 core will feel no different than a quad core. Plus on my s3 at least touchwiz tears up that 2 gigs of ram and that'd without the 4.2 update that the s4 will ship with. So hopefully we do get the quad core, 4 gig version. That extra boost of ram will really help.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    smooth3006 likes this.
    04-15-2013 11:47 AM

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