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

Exynos 5 Octa chip supports all 20 LTE bands, confirms Samsung
It turns out that not the tacked-on LTE bands are the culprit behind most Samsung Galaxy S4s shipping with a Snapdragon 600 chipset initially, instead of the Exynos 5 Octa, but rather the rumored mass Exynos production ramp-up issues.

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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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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51 Comments

1. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Hurray for Samsung! [+]

2. samsunggalaxylover

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

that is awesome.

4. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

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

9. Adithya7184 unregistered

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

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

31. Hemlocke unregistered

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

33. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

35. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

38. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2359; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

3. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

41. alexzibrit

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

They were never blocked in the first place

5. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 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

6. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

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

10. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

From Korean Mass media Believe me it's correct info

15. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

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

46. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I call it bulls**t

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

21. yudi.nemesis unregistered

except tegra4 and S800 ^_^

42. alexzibrit

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

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

43. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

45. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

48. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

49. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The gpu is also much more powerful than adreno 320.

7. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

12. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

14. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

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

8. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Pressed people everywhere. #meh #meh [+]

11. Adithya7184 unregistered

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

13. gu3sswhoo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

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