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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, 12:36

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

This is disappointing if true, they should honestly just delay it for the Qualcomm 800 in that case. I don't see the mass buying the HTC One or Xperia V until they at least see the GS4 event. They should just release it 2-3 months before the iPhone 5s, no rush.

Even if they use the Qualcomm 600 it doesn't really matter though. Everyone and their grandmother used the Qualcomm S4, including the North American GS3, and the GS3 still steam rolled everyone that used the same chip(One X, Xperia T, Acer Cloud mobile, Lumia 920, HTC 8x). Although the Qualcomm S4 GS3 was the only device that used 2gb of ram.

They should just do that again. Qualcomm 600 but with their top of the line fast memory seen in laptops instead of phones, and maybe a 3000 Mah battery purchase from Motorola and boom, HTC One dead in the water just like the HTC One X was.

Where does HTC get their memory from now anyways now that they don't contract from Samsung anymore? Hopefully not from the same company Asus gets it from or the GS4 will blow the HTC One out of the water instantly. In fact, if the Xperia Z would probably before better than the HTC One if they used the slow I/O memory that Asus uses. Lol

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 12:43

88. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

too bad they cannot copy the A7 design anymore...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 13:36 2

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

Geez. Where do the Apple fanboys come up with this stuff? haha

Samsung is ARM's bed buddy. ARM counts on Samsung to drive business forward. Why would they need to copy Apple when they can freely get blueprints from the creator of the chip architecture anytime they want to? lol

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 06:11

134. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Please dont tell me you mean Samsung.....please dont tell you mean them.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:03

98. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)

Dang, now this is a REALLY hard choice between the One and the S4.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:53 2

101. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

If this turns out to be true, the only thing that *might* make the GS4 better than the One is software... If the GS4 doesn't have good build quality, or very many new software features, HTC might have a chance to gain market share.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 16:58

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

The North American GS3 had no problems pimp slapping the HTC One XL which had the same internals but 1 GB less ram. I haven't seen anything from HTC that changes that. In fact, I see some aspects of the HTC One being worst off than the One X was.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:22

104. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

But the GS3 also had many software features the One XL lacked, as well more marketing and brand recognition.

I was saying that if Samsung lacks in software this year and HTC picks up in marketing, it would be a more level playing field; rather than last year where Samsung had all the advantages. So HTC could have an opportunity to grow.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:53

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

No problem pimp slapping the One XL because it was on a single carrier with no advertising while the GS3 was on 5 or more US carriers with superbowl ads and celebrity endorsements.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 23:28

128. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

He is a troll so don't reason or use logic with him.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 13:44

141. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

That's the same thing that came to my mind. However, I'm still very shocked that Samsung is actually using someone else's other than their own chips this time. SGS3 was only using Qualcomm chips for the NA market only because of the lack of LTE on their own chip correct? To think they won't use their own chips at all this time, I just couldn't believe it.

Anyways, back on topic with your comment. I was thinking exactly the same. The internals won't be too much different between the One and SGS4. I've always like HTC for their designs, and I don't really have too much hope for Samsung to come with any thing better. I guess the only other phone I'm looking forward to is the X Phone to compare with HTC One.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 14:02

142. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Yes, the only reason Samsung switched their Exynos chips for Snapdragon in the Galaxy S3 and S2 was because of lack of compatibility with the U.S (I think Canada too, not sure) LTE networks and T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42. It's a shocker to me too that they might not use Exynos at all this year, but I guess the S600 is just all that right now.

The only way Samsung can pull off more sales in the U.S with their Galaxy S4 is with more availability and marketing, which Samsung excels in. People don't just look at the specs or software anymore, they look at the brand name, and Samsung is a better known brand than HTC. I just hope HTC can make a dent in the U.S market, so that will push Samsung and Apple to make better products.

I'm planning on buying the One unlocked in April (I don't like carrier branding), selling it, and getting the X phone later in the year when it releases. I originally thought the X phone would be announced in May, but it's apparent that it's still in the early stages of production and probably won't be announced until later this year, maybe October at the earliest.

At least then you can expect better specs out of it; I thought it would've been an equivalent to the One in terms of hardware, but now that the release date is speculated to be much later, I'm expecting a Snapdragon 800 and maybe more than 2 GB of RAM.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 16:59

143. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

With this new HTC phone, I'm sure it's going to push a lot of manufacturers to make better product. I had some hopes that Apple will change a little at a time with Tim Cook. I mean changes are happening, like how they finally got out of Jobs mentality of perfect sized phone with the iPhone 5. But the the recent 5S, that's when I know that the change in Apple won't happen.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:54

102. imkyle (Posts: 1073; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

who cares what processor is in it. as long as the device lives up to the hype its a win win.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:05

109. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

I honestly wouldn't care. Qualcomm is plenty good and for what I and most others do with the phone these chips will be plenty fast. Work on the screen and touchwiz to refine it even more and you will have another winner Samsung.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:52

121. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

This is false

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:54

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

Thanks for the input, how about some evidence?

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 00:17

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

Haha Ngo2dd and his HTC fanboy logic. It wasn't marketing and carrier availability that killed the One XL. There is absolutely zero evidence to support that. The GS3 was just better and that is why it sold better. Most review sites scored the GS3 much higher. Was that because of marketing too? Please. Stop living in denial HTC fans.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 12:50

139. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Much higher. Are you retarded. Look at Cnet, the verge, and any other review and the score of them are similar. If you don't believe marketing is big deal. Then according to sale the iPhone 4S is the best phone in the work. You have no ideal what you are talking? Samasung spend a billion dollar in market how is for ya.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 12:57

140. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

I was wrong it is 12 BILLION in marketing. Zero evidence wow you fanboyism ishttp://internet2go.net/news/asia/its-12-billion-marketing-budget-samsung-now-owns-android

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 00:53

132. rustyimtiaz (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

to be frank if samsung is going to use Snapdragon 600 then i would go for HTC One!! but is samsung brings something more with the snapdragon 600 like Super AMOLED+FHD display, stereo speakers and the camera on par with the LUMIA 920 and last but not the least 3000 mAh Li-polymer battery NOT Li-ion!!!!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:55

136. Diego! (Posts: 574; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

Hey, we are less than a month away from S IV "introduction" and there are still no leaks of its possible design. What's going on in the world? :P Sammy please spoil us a little bit! :D

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 10:28

138. JWS65 (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

I think it's also entirely possible this is just media play by Samsung to make their GS4 unveiling more spectacular. They did something similar prior to GS3 announcement last year.

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