Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 clears Bluetooth certification
0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2013, 09:06 posted on
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has passed one more hurdle on its way to get a more powerful, Snapdragon 800 based version as it cleared Bluetooth certification…
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8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
What do you mean "why"? Because the SD800 SoC supports LTE-A, because Samsung puts the best available HW in it's top phones, because the S5 is not out for 9 months, and they want to stay competitive when rivals with SD800 hit the stores.
This is great news for the consumer, cause it means you don't have to time your upgrade for fresh releases or pick up say a 9 months old HW, cause Sammy upgrades the specs in half a year. S4 owners would be madder if the S4S came out as One X+, Butterfly and One owners are mad that there's a new HTC flagship coming out every few weeks. Next up is the Butterfly S, then I bet a SD800 gadget.
11. mike2959 (Posts: 228; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
You ask why? Because the S4 with S600 LAGS! THAT'S WHY!
19. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It's the Windows effect. Keep cramming in extra features that require more and more system resources, necessitating a faster processor and more memory just to keep up.
25. Tuxedo (Posts: 141; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
They can put snapdragon 4000 and it will still lag. It should be clear by now that the problem is not the HW, but Samsung's horrible software. I'm sooo glad I gave LG a try... Samsung is overrated.
29. Dj_Yawar (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Then throw the S4 in to the dust bin. or atleast throw away the Touchwiz integration from android!! huh quad CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and still lagging...
2. rawbow (Posts: 427; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
is it me or the phones look bigger than the model holding em lol
4. darkkjedii (Posts: 11287; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's a lotta variants for this device. Early adopters will be ready for the S5
5. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I hate AT&T for their exclusivity on the S4 Active. I would definitely be rocking one now with T-Mobile if they offered it. :(
7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Samsung is going to dilute their brand. That is too many variants of the S4
26. sniperdroid (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 May 2013)
But seems to be working well for them as they don't care which make you buy provided it's a Samsung. So dilute, yes. But who says it's a bad thing.
22. Birds (Posts: 989; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I'm waiting for them to release a galaxy note II with snapdragon 600...lol Then they will release the Galaxy Note III with that exynos extreme octa bullsh!t (great chipset, just a bit unnecessary to release it now considering we don't have any optimized apps to take advantage of the power)..... I hope Google can really slow down the cellphone market because we desperately need it. But I do applaud Samsung for trying to fit every mold....my Issue with is that in some segments of the device ranges, they have 2 or 3 devices with specs that are extremely similar....
6. Cha7520 (Posts: 210; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)
Lame. Anything to make more money! LOOK!!! The Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming out in Nov in a cool Yellowish Brown color...get your pre-orders in NOW!!!!
13. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Conglomerate, they ain't here for your pity, buddy. They are here to make money and stay competitive or die, that's the bottom line
10. rallyguy (Posts: 548; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I don't understand why people are bitching about having more choices.
14. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Because they can only afford one handset which leads to fanboyism of one brand, whilst others have the luxury of being able to buy outright as many as they like and trying all sides of the fence.
17. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
Asking why is bitching?
Why why why why why
12. JMartin22 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Nothing about the phone changes, aside from the processor. The hardware won't take advantage of the Snapdragon 800 either. So it's really just there to look prettier on benchmarks. There's no 4K compatibility for outputting, no USB 3.0, and no mainstream LTE-A growing outside of a select market(s) in Asia anyway.
The real processing, graphical and power saving capabilities will start coming next year with the new ARM v8 22 nm SoC; maybe taking advantage of all compatible hardware capabilities at that point; this chip in its current form, is just a stepping stone for what lies ahead.
15. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
Such smart asses. A why is a good question. People will be confused.
Lags.... Do you own one? I have friend s who do and they don't complain. Anyways there's a fix coming. Unlike other manufacturers Samsung has been backing up there words
20. AfterShock (Posts: 2801; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Another galaxy, its too bad none shine for me.
21. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
No offense but I doubt they really care. As with all OEMs, $$ do the talking.
24. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
exactly.they care for the dollar not for the respect.
23. mike2959 (Posts: 228; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
I did have 1 for a week. It truly did lag,it's possible that's the reason for the s800 upgrade I loved the s2 and s3, it must be all the little touch wiz features, but it did lag. So... Took it back and got a LG OPTIMUS G Pro, not as feature rich, but love the larger screen and zero lag.
28. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
Mehh. I'll wait for the Note 3 if it's ok no Lag,no wifi drop issue i'll go for it other than that i'm done with Samsung.