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Exynos 5 Octa chip supports all 20 LTE bands, confirms Samsung

0. phoneArena 29 Mar 2013, 06:14 posted on

To confirm that phones with its homebrew chip can actually support LTE carrier networks, Samsung took to Twitter, asserting that Exynos 5 Octa plays well with all 20 LTE bands, indicating it might be paired with a multiband radio in the GT-I9500 version of the Galaxy S4 that delivered some record benchmarks recently...

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posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:16 25

1. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Hurray for Samsung! [+]

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:19 14

2. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


that is awesome.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:23 18

4. ScottSchneider (Posts: 312; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Hip Hip Hurray...!!! LTE/4G For Everyone...

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:54 14

9. Adithya7184 (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


and you got thumb down for that...lol....desperate haters...

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:32 7

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Finally so excited: Exynos chips, not the Crapdragon weak CPUs
So US will be getting the Exynos and not the S600,,,?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:49 7

31. Hemlocke (unregistered)


No, nothing has changed. 60-70% of the world will still get Snapdragons.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 10:29 6

33. true1984 (Posts: 582; Member since: 23 May 2012)


weak? those cpus are actually pretty powerful and have excellent battery life. and yes the us will still be getting the s600

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:26 2

35. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


yeah S600 is powerful enough to face samsung 5 octa and just like you said it have excellent battery life
with the right optimization S600 will have the same power or even more than samsung 5 octa
just like nexus 4 vs xperia z, even with bigger screen xperia z score much more better than nexus4
i think the real processor war is tegra 4 vs S800

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 12:18 6

38. Dr.Phil (Posts: 863; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


No, the Snapdragon 600 will still be featured on US phones. The reasoning behind it is the Exynos 5 Octa does not have the production capacity to produce a large amount of chipsets as of right now. They just started to make the chipset, and they don't have enough to sell worldwide. Samsung kind of rushed the chipset's production just so that they could put it in at least some versions of the Galaxy S4.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:23 1

3. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


so, probably developers can hack to open the LTE bands on gt-i9500 ?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 14:12 3

41. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


They were never blocked in the first place

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:28 9

5. MrJerry (Posts: 384; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I knew this 2 weeks ago.

Since Samsung already got more than 10 million GS4 pre-oder from worldwide and they have to make them on their first shipment, they had to prepare S600 version as well which is still good enough for normal users.
Exynos octa for their home people first and Geeks and tech savvy in the world

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:33 5

6. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


wer did u get dat info abt more than 10million preorders?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:54 4

10. MrJerry (Posts: 384; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


From Korean Mass media

Believe me it's correct info

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:27 1

15. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


sure? any link?
but if true, then congrats Samsung, i'll get it after 2mos :)

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 18:45

46. rgxVOiD (Posts: 432; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


I call it bulls**t

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:37 1

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Is there any links or websites stating this mrjerry!
Exynos performs 20% better than any other chips.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 08:33 6

21. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


except tegra4 and S800 ^_^

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 14:13 3

42. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Which aren't even closed to being used commercially, considering the power consumption issues in both

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 15:54 1

43. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


they are close enogh LG and ZTE will use them soon and i don't think both tegra4 and S800 is have problem with power consumption
samsung 5 octa is just a gimmick many people think with 8core 5 octa will be powerful just like TROLL said crapdragon is weak but the reality 5 octa not to much powerful than S600
with optimization maybe S600 will have the same power like 5 octa
lets talk again when Tegra 4, S800 and 5 octa come out and we will see wich one have better performance and battrey life

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 17:23

45. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


the samsung octacore is between a s600 and s800. Out of all those I would say Exynos 5 > Tegra 4 > snapdragon 600/800 for battery life. I don't think theres any real world test on the octacore yet though.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:04 1

48. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


yeah i know, there is no tegra4 , S800, or samsung octacore real world test yet, it just many people think that samsung processor with 8 core will be the most powerful.
i don't think octacore is not between S600 and S800 when it come to processing power, because samsung design octacore for power efficient with enough processing power.
and if the octacore benchmark is true, S600 just need some optimization just like XP Z vs nexus 4 same SOCs but different performance (antutu Z 20000+ vs 15000+) (quadrant 8000+ vs 4000+) and S600 have proof it have excellent battrey life
samsung octacore is balance SOCs, but
Tegra 4 and S800 gonna be more powerful without having problem in battery life

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 21:27

49. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The gpu is also much more powerful than adreno 320.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:49 11

7. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Samsung is really doing a great job. No compromise whatsoever. Its phone are really worth of each penny you spend!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:15 8

12. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 295; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Why you got thumbs down I have no idea. Anyways, Yes Samsung is truly innovating and that's why they are where they are.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:23 6

14. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


hahaha ::::::::::D u dont have any idea abt those red marks? lol
PA has a massive Sony and HTC Armies..

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:52

8. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Pressed people everywhere. #meh #meh [+]

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:59

11. Adithya7184 (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


does this mean i can enjoy Airtel's TD-LTE here in India????

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:17

13. gu3sswhoo (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 May 2012)


That is nice to hear! I was always going to buy the GT-I9500 and use it on At&t. Can't wait!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:29

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


PhoneArena

Daniel P

What happened to RichardDarryall2010, why was he banned?
He was a regular poster and been coming from 2010.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:54

36. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Talked too much s**t

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:58 3

19. medicci37 (Posts: 593; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Still sucks that samsung didn't give buyers in the U.S. the Exynos. After having to deal with that pos duel core snapdragon they put in the U.S.version of the s3. A15 like, my ass!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 08:10 2

20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Me don't like Snapdragon: standard commercial typical chips!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 08:55

22. zig8100 (Posts: 115; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Does the international version support Sprints CDMA? I want Octa! Willing to pay full price if so.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 08:56 2

23. estreito (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Maybe snapdragon will get better developer support?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 08:57

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6126; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Can someone explain why the u.s. version wont get the eyxnos chip

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:17

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Like here in the UK you will have the option to get the Exynos or Crapdragon, thats pathetic why the US service providers are not giving the consumers to choose the S600 or the Exynos 5. That really sucks™®

But i thought the Exynos supports LTE 4G? But then didnt AT&T stock the Note2 with Exynos 4212? Could be exclusive to AT&T,,,,

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:20

28. datsyuk (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


That's what I thought too. The whole LTE and Exynos issue was fixed in time for the Note II I was really scratching my head when the S4 US came with Snapdragon. If this is true and they get it together with production issues the Note III will probably have an Exynos chip all around. I'm either going to import an Exynos phone to use on Verizon if that will work or wait for the Note III

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:17

27. tll84 (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


".....but rather the rumored mass Exynos production ramp-up issues."

Sounds to me like they were not able to make enough of the chips before launch to include it on all versions.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:17

26. datsyuk (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Would the Octa model work on Verizon if I got it?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 21:28

50. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


No the international is GSM only.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:23 3

29. ahhxd717 (Posts: 316; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Then why are they using Snapdragon in the USA? Anyway, I don't get why people hate on Snapdragons much. Yeah, the S3 was not that good of an SoC, but how is the S600 "crap"? The Exynos is really not much more powerful, despite it being full A15 architecture. People just love to hate.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:57 1

37. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Look at the name of the person calling it "crap" and you'll understand....smh

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:30

30. akz1112 (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Dont really care about if its more powerful or not. since almost any quad core chip is enough for today app n usage. But if exynos provide better battery life then it's a biggie.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:51 3

32. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


This is what we're expecting, Samsung + Exynos Octa = OH YEAH!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:08 1

34. AFnerdTP (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 May 2012)


for the Note III, which i shall get!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 13:25 1

39. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


so it appears just to be a slap in the face of Samsung's biggest market as we will be stuck with the S600, so they can send out the latest and greatest from their labs to their home region. The Exynos is the only thing with the potential to make this thing stand above the HTC One. Why would anyone applaud Samsung for sending their second hand phones to the states, and grace other regions with their best?

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 14:00 1

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7326; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So theoretically I can buy an unlocked version and run it on T-Mo network. Hmmmmm.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 05:26

51. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3874; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yup. The Exynos 5 Octa supports HSPA+ 42 and LTE. If I pick up a GS4, it'll definitely be the Exynos variant.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 16:15

44. Ivan6479 (Posts: 243; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If this is truly the case then why on earth is the US only getting the quad core! :(

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 18:46 2

47. Taters (Posts: 2584; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


People wondering why they are not using the Exynos. They want to crank out 100 million instantly and are not located in the right place place to do so. Of course they will use Qualcomm to achieve this.

They aren't going to risk doing stupid stuff like delay it in some countries and take 220 minutes to make one phone with tons of manufacturing issues like someone we know....

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