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Samsung Galaxy S IV to come with Snapdragon 600 in US, Exynos 5 Octa in Europe?

0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2013, 07:31 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy S IV could use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 in the United States, and a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa…

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posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:58 1

13. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


The Exynos for sure it's more powerful, but if they are using we'll really need to congratulate them on how well they keep secrets.
I'm serious. The phone is already in glbenchmark as if it's the official one with the Qualcomm 600 (taking second place after the iPad 4):
https://glbenchmark.com/phonedetails.jsp?benchmark=glpro25&D=Samsung+SHV-E300S
But not even one benchmark for the Exynos Octa has leaked...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:51 1

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


no pics? then STFU

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:53 4

8. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


The rumor doesn't make sense, whey would they use Qualcomm in the USA and Exynos in the rest of the world?
Last time they did it cause the Qualcomm MSM8960 had the LTE modem integrated, BUT the Qualcomm 600 DOESN'T have the LTE modem integrated. So what would be the advantage?
They'll go either for Qualcomm 600 or with Exynos Octa for all markets. Using different chips doesn't make any sense this time around.
My guess is that they'll use the Qualcomm 600, but it's as good as any.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:56 2

12. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


Snapdragon 600 has integrated LTE...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:17 4

20. kamejoko (Posts: 211; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


Wrong! all S600 don't have modem integrated. com qualcomm website.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:06

29. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Wow! Then the Qualcomm guys must be a bunch of dumb liarrs, as they post in their own page that it has NO MODEM
http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/processors/800-600-400-200/specs
Please inform yourself...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 13:06

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


A massive release spanning 100 million projected shipped is not an easy task. Samsung probably can't even do it with something complicated like the Exynos 5 Octa. It makes sense to spread some of the work to Qualcomm. Think logistics.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:54 6

9. gu3sswhoo (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Well if this is the case. I will be getting the International version just like my S3! I do not care about LTE! I'm on Wifi @ work all day and when I get home. I have not had any problems with speed on my International phone and will get the new S4 Monster!

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:55 1

10. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


oh lawd this is funeh :D
I still have my hopes that SGS IV will have SoLux display, I really dislike AMOLED displays

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:13 2

17. nikenturd (unregistered)


AMOLEDS arent great for HD movies....not a fan on the way my Note 2 handles picture clarity and contrast....my Pipo IPS tablet does a better job with it

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:26 1

32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, I also want LCD. :)

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:55 1

11. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


they have done the same thing with the galaxy s3, if samsung makes a separate version for lte in the US even this year, then i would like to propose the "Techspace's processor theory of samsung" lol.... "the phone with the faster network gets the slower processor and the phone with the slower network gets the faster processor"
and the limitations of this theory: its applicable only to samsung's flagship phones( s4 ) as the phablets(note 3) will be released with the same processors
the snapdragon processor is really fast, but the octa is in a different league

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:58 2

14. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


KRAIT was slowest last year? is that what you are saying? dude, dual core krait was as fast as exynos quad in international SGS III...MB snapdragon 600 is slower than exynost 5 octa but it is by no means slow...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:54 1

36. techtruth (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


slower is comparative dude.. dual s4 is slower than exynos 4412 quad

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 01:41

63. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


i am sorry but if you don't know the difference between slower and slowest just don't waste my time in making me read your reply
did you read it completely before replying to me?
what did you understand from the last line?
please, when you read something, read it and try to understand it

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:02

15. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Man, i know they did something similar with the SIII but I was kinda of hoping to see the Octa come to US shores. I guess it will most likely be in the next version of the Note.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:09 4

16. nikenturd (unregistered)


Looooooooooooooool.......S3 deja vu! haha sorry Americans lmao

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:16 7

19. nikenturd (unregistered)


Still laughing in disbelief.....I cant imagine imagine those faces of dissappointed American geeks...hahahahahahahaha....Exynos octa in your face baby!!

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:24 1

21. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


the only reason for this is that S4 will be released sooner in US and they are still working on Exynos Octa. and other countries who must wait longer for S4, will be awarded with Exynos instead.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:34 3

22. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I don't believe it. Like half of Europe has LTE now so this would be a mess.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:39

23. Diego! (Posts: 643; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


This could be true, but hey, how many more years will need Samsung to make Exynos work with LTE? I`m a big fan of Sammy but I´ve been reading for years they can´t make Exynos work with LTE. What´s the problem with it then?

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:53 5

26. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


the note 2 have LTE and Exynos...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:19

31. Diego! (Posts: 643; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Then we may see a version of Exynos and LTE on the Galaxy S IV :D

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:44 2

24. BabyWade (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


I wonder why samsung just doesn't do what they did with the US Note 2 & add a separate LTE modem alongside the Exynos.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:03 1

28. nikenturd (unregistered)


Marketing 101... US S4 owners will not hesitate to upgrade to the Exynos powered Note 3 when it comes out in the holiday season.....having the Exynos S4 in the US would stagnate the interest on the Note 3.....hence, less profit

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 13:09

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


This. And if it costs less to use the Qualcomm 600 in some markets, why not. Most people won't know and the tech crowd would upgrade to the Note 2 with the Exynos Octa.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 15:56 2

54. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Marketing 101....Most of the galaxy owners don't even know what the hell a exynos is.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 17:46

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


The tech crowd will and the Gnote user base is much smaller than the GS3 one anyways. So it will still work.

Qualcomm 600 marketed to the most people that won't know or care. Exynos 5 Octa marketed for the tech geeks. Win win.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:56

27. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Hmm.. Maybe adding an LTE modem to the Exynos will hinder the battery, and hearing news that it's already power hungry, they might want to only use the Exynos in areas where LTE is not widespread. We'll see

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:12 2

30. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Wait till march15th then for full details & dont spectulate everything you read people

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