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Samsung Galaxy S IV might use Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset across the board instead of Exynos

0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2013, 07:11 posted on

Exynos 5 Octa or other ARM Cortex-A15 Exynos chips from Samsung might have proved a tough nut to crack in terms of thermal envelope and power consumption when placed into a handset, which has prompted Samsung to use a Snapdragon chipset in the upcoming Galaxy S IV flagship, claims Korean media publication...

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posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:47 1

18. nikenturd (unregistered)


.I think Samsung chickened out with Qualcom's stellar benchmarks...besides they are too scared to be left out....

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:53 4

44. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Stellar benchmarks?
Compared to old A9, sure.
But if you think that 1.7ghz Krait is faster than 1.8 ghz A15, then you are clueless

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 13:12

92. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I believe clueless works well.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:48

116. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Of course it isn't faster, but then again it has battery life.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 13:11

91. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


They have always had a great relationship with Qualcomm and they have always maintained that the mobile, display, and Exynos divisions are separate(how separate they are is debatable but that is what they claim). I don't see the big deal here.

If it is cheaper to mass buy from Qualcomm, which it should be since Apple rips off their partners quite well, then it's perfectly fine.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:37 3

11. papss (unregistered)


Lol this would be a huge blow to SS if this is true

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:38

13. biophone (Posts: 1968; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


The 600 is great but I would hope maybe they go 800. Would love them to go for a non plastic design too.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:59

23. adisQ (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


I believe that the 800 will go in tablets instead, 600 seems to be more than enough powerfull to run phones nicely. 800 must be massive and more power consuming, based on a fantastic 600 results in smartphone terms.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:20 1

37. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Nope, 800 is destined for super phones or phablets, at the end of the day the greater medium of sales comes from phones besides high end tablets

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:50 1

70. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)


800 is not yet in mass production, It might be available in Q2 last commercially.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:39

99. biophone (Posts: 1968; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Who knows when the sgs4 will be in production.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:49

118. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


It will be on sale by June. That means it's too late.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:49

117. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


800 is still far out and non-plastic means serious RF challenges.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:44 4

16. ashisharbola (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


If that's happens will go for HTC.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:53 1

19. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


hahaha!!! show me your octa dream core sammy!!! hahahaha

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:54 3

20. nikenturd (unregistered)


Its no big deal really ...give me stellar performance and Id buy it in a heartbeat...probably their current crop Exynos isnt up to par yet.....This will leave Nvidia picking up some scrap metal again like they did last year lol....poor Nvidia nobody wants them

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:13

34. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


If its not in the s4 it will for sure begin the note 3

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:50

119. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Everyone always says this, but so far Samsung has always overclocked existing Galaxy S SoC for the Note line and called it a day. Note 1= Exynos 4210. Note 2=Exynos 4410.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:55 6

22. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


XPERIA Z ALL THE WAY

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:00 3

24. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


stop flaming dude... why have to bring the sony here??

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:02 4

26. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


thats like bringing a rifle to a machine-gun fight

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:08

110. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


its all about bashing each other!! hahahaha

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:02 3

25. ravigill (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


hey guys i think samsung did this last year also....

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:03 1

27. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


S600 was not available last year ....they used the dual core s4 instead

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:48 1

69. ravigill (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


YES UR RIGHT I MEAN WITH DUAL CORE AND QUAD CORE

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:11 2

32. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


They only used s4 in the US for the lte radios but pretty much everywhere else it was exynos based

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:08 2

30. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


more stupid rumors with no substance.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:10 2

31. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I still hope they use there own exynos but if they do use the s600 then that's no problem too...if the s4 don't get the new exynos then for sure the note 3 will..either way I will be pleased regardless which they opt for lol I just want a new phone...let's hope the rumours of unveiling next month is true.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:11

33. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Now I know why phone arena is a biased tech site! SAMSUNG ADS ALL OVER!! LOL

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:18

36. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


No.no.no. It can't be happening.

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