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  • KT Telecom: Dual-Core iPhone 4G With OLED Screen in April


    Ahead of the expected mid-year launch of Apple's fourth-generation iPhone, the expected crop of rumors and leaks have begun to surface. Today, in a report in The Korea Times, an anonymous source at the South Korean wireless carrier KT Telecom is saying that the iPhone 4G could arrive as early as April of this year, equipped with a powerful dual-core processor, improved graphics and video-chat capability... and, unexpectedly, with a removable battery.

    Quoting a "high ranking executive" at Apple's exclusive South Korean carrier, the Korea Times report asserts that KT and Apple have been in talks over when the device will come to market. KT reportedly wants to sell the new phone to its large corporate clients in April, in what it calls (somewhat confusingly) a "[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litmus"]litmus test[/ame]." It's claimed that an early introduction to the Korean market will be necessary to counter a rush to Android devices. According to the executive, Apple and KT had reached “a broad consensus to introduce the advanced models as early as possible.” After the "test," regular customers would be able to buy the iPhone 4G in June, which is closer to the usual midsummer timeframe for the release of new iPhone models.

    The report also claims that the iPhone 4G will have a dual-core processor as well as an upgraded graphics engine, and sport an improved OLED display. Though no specifics were mentioned in the article, it has often been speculated that the next-generation iPhone would use the new ARM Cortex A9 CPU with a PowerVR SGX545 graphics core. The Korea Times article also flags a removable battery as “highly likely”, as well as video-conferencing capability, which would suggest that the phone would include a front-facing camera. An improved still camera is also supposedly on tap for the new device.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: KT Telecom: Dual-Core iPhone 4G With OLED Screen in April started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 83 Comments
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      WM is not an option any more - maybe when WM7 comes out but we'll have to wait and see.
      Android? Why not the Nexus one? Not convinced that Android is mature enough yet.

      OK, WM is a bit fugly, but have you seen the HD2? With HTC sense over the top, you very rarely even need to interface directly with WM.
    1. deucalion0's Avatar
      deucalion0 -
      I think that if there is any truth to the release of such an upgrade we should be made aware of it a few month before its release. When I heard on BBC radio one that the 3Gs was announced I was over the moon and couldnt wait to upgrade, but as I went through the rituals of selling my 3G to cover the cost of the remainder of my contract to take a 24 month contract with O2 for the 3Gs I kinda feel it wasnt worth it.

      The 3Gs in my mind is not really a different phone, it has the same case and everything just a few things inside changed, it was like a lazy upgrade, hell it doesnt even say 3Gs on the back where I beleieve that it should!
      It's like some bigwig at a desk in Cupertino said lets use these millions of 3Gs cases a little different on the inside and that will be our 2009 iphone release easily covered. I am a slave to the iphone and I have sworn not to take out a new contract for the next iphone and make a huge cash loss by having the remainder of my current contract plus probably another 24 months contract for the new iphone, I wont do it !

      The worst thing is I am saying this now, wait till BBC radio is on the tuner and I hear the announcement of the new 4G or whatever conn is to be released, and off I'll be with my excuses making sure Im at least 4th in the queue on the day of the release.

      Sad but true, I'm a victim of my own iphone obssession!

      Ray
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amraam View Post
      OK, WM is a bit fugly, but have you seen the HD2? With HTC sense over the top, you very rarely even need to interface directly with WM.
      Windows Mobile 7 Coming to HTC HD2? - WinMo @ MoDaCo
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Haha aren't we all.

      Actually, I've only owned the first iPod Touch and the 3G iPhone.

      I CBA to wait till June/July for the next one, so I'll probs try out the HD2

      Well there you go, WM isn't that terrible after all

      In my mind, the HD2 is even more of a mini PC than the iPhone (OK, being windows not OSX derivative might have somthing to do with it )
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      You guys know what this means? The iPhone could possibly go 2GHz and a whole GHz ahead of the competition. Unlikely, but possible.

      On a side note, I'm not an Apple fanboy, but who gives a sh*t if you are? I hate Apple haters...the kind who like to call anyone who likes the iPhone an Apple fanboy. Those are the same people who like to argue how we just got MMS a few months ago when it's been on dumbphones for years, and how we still have to jailbreak to get lots of features. Point is, it's here now and we have the option to. Doesn't matter if the features come stock or we have to download them somewhere else. We have the option regardless, so the point is moot.

      Had to get that off my chest. -_- Sorry bout that.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amraam View Post
      I agree, Apple will likely prevail and smash HTC etc. However, as much as I really like my iPhone, Apple piss me off in so many ways. For me, android or WM are the logical choices. Apple are just too restrictive on what we can do on OUR phones, so it's time for a change for me
      I agree also. The iPhone for me, is love/hate because of this and many more reasons we all can agree on.
    1. Forever Young's Avatar
      Forever Young -
      About the Nexus One:

      the nexus one really isn't that great except for the hardware... the hero / hd2 is so much nicer
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by €hR!$ View Post
      You guys know what this means? The iPhone could possibly go 2GHz and a whole GHz ahead of the competition. Unlikely, but possible.

      On a side note, I'm not an Apple fanboy, but who gives a sh*t if you are? I hate Apple haters...the kind who like to call anyone who likes the iPhone an Apple fanboy. Those are the same people who like to argue how we just got MMS a few months ago when it's been on dumbphones for years, and how we still have to jailbreak to get lots of features. Point is, it's here now and we have the option to. Doesn't matter if the features come stock or we have to download them somewhere else. We have the option regardless, so the point is moot.

      Had to get that off my chest. -_- Sorry bout that.
      Yeah I agree. I had my iPhone 3G when the N95 was all the rage, and I got sick of all the bollocks that theyspewed out, saying the iPhone was crap and the N95 is much better - it just isn't!!.
    1. ip3's Avatar
      ip3 -
      what i hate about all these rumors and speculating is that when the actual iPhone comes out and all of these features we were hyped to see on the iPhone are no t there we all get disappointed....
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Fortunately for me, my wife and I are about a year apart on upgrade cycles -- and she doesn't care about getting the latest phone. As a result, I can do a subsidized upgrade every year, push the 'old' phone to her (which I know inside-and-out so I can provide excellent support), get the 'new' phone, and sell the phone she was using.

      I hope that there's an untethered JB/unlock for the 3GS (I have the newer bootrom) by the time this 'new' iPhone comes out...

      Quote Originally Posted by eaglesteve View Post
      Quote from the Cortex A9 whitepaper

      http://www.arm.com/pdfs/ARMCortexA-9Processors.pdf

      "...deliver devices capable of over 2GHz clock frequency"

      which won't matter because you know that Apple will underclock the processor to squeeze out acceptable battery life just like the did with the 3GS.
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      What would you need dual core for? The 3GS runs its applications fast enough as it is. 2Ghz? Goodbye battery life.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by bengo View Post
      What would you need dual core for? The 3GS runs its applications fast enough as it is. 2Ghz? Goodbye battery life.
      Dual core are more battery efficient fyi
    1. Horoscope911's Avatar
      Horoscope911 -
      yo its fake trust me at@t isnt ready for a 4g phone until 2011
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Bring on the OLED
    1. Viversuz's Avatar
      Viversuz -
      dood this looks great
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Bring this bad boy down the pipe....
    1. SupaMonkey's Avatar
      SupaMonkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by gQstatus05 View Post
      If they make minimal updates I'm moving to Android.
      Thats the silliest thing Ive ever heard. From my experience, even a 3G is better than any Android phone. If you keep your phone and not move to Android you would be doing yourself a bigger favour than moving to a worse phone ("upgrade").
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope911 View Post
      yo its fake trust me at@t isnt ready for a 4g phone until 2011
      4G in this case refers to the fourth generation of iPhone not 4G data. Whether it will be called the 4G or the 3GSi or something else, no one knows, but it is refered to as the 4G

      Quote Originally Posted by Viversuz View Post
      dood this looks great
      The picture in the first post was a design concept mocked up last February for what the 3Gs might look like, it was one of many but keeps re-surfacing. The next iPhone will look nothing like this.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      4G in this case refers to the fourth generation of iPhone not 4G data. Whether it will be called the 4G or the 3GSi or something else, no one knows, but it is refered to as the 4G



      The picture in the first post was a design concept mocked up last February for what the 3Gs might look like, it was one of many but keeps re-surfacing. The next iPhone will look nothing like this.
      Yup I hate all these 'G' names. The 3G was called the 3G because it was the first iPhone on the 3G network. Why on earth the first iPhone is called '2G' I'll never know (OK, maybe the network standard was 2G but I don't think so).

      Maybe we should say 2Gen if we mean the 3G in terms of generation, not it's actual name lol
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It does get very confusing, but GPRS was actually the second generation after analogue phones - but then you get 3.5G/3.75G etc for data and the confusion between the G standing for iPhone 'generation' or mobile standard 'generation' is something I don't think will go away.
      It's just designed to confuse us all!