Report: Samsung Galaxy S IV to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 inside; boot screen leaks

Report: Samsung Galaxy S IV to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 inside; boot screen leaks
While earlier speculation swirled around the idea that the Samsung Galaxy S IV would be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor rather than the expected Samsung Exynos Octa, an insider is passing along the word that this is no longer speculation. According to this anonymous person who is close to the Samsung camp, issues with overheating have forced the Korean manufacturer to scrap plans for using its home grown silicon and instead it will turn to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 to power its latest flagship smartphone.
 
Is this the boot screen for the Samsung Galaxy S IV?

Is this the boot screen for the Samsung Galaxy S IV?

We know that the HTC One is going to have a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 under the hood, as will the LG Optimus G Pro. The Samsung Galaxy S IV will have a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 under the hood, allowing users of the phone to enjoy the slightly higher clocng on the Exynos chips, k speed. Along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, the Samsung Galaxy S IV will have 2GB of RAM and will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. Besides passing along word that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will have a home button, the insider also says that the dimensions of the phone will be 140.1 x 71.8 x 7.7mm and the handset will weight 138 grams. It will have a more squared off design meaning that it will not resemble the Samsung Galaxy S III as originally thought. The squared-off decision seems to confirm what some leaked photos of cases for the phone suggested. The Samsung Galaxy S IV will have aluminum sides with a plastic back, according to the source. It will be available in black or white.

So to sum things up, the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be equipped with a 4.99 inch FHD SoLux display (no AMOLED glass here) with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 under the hood. 2GB of RAM is aboard and native storage is available in 16GB/32GB/64GB variants. A 13MP camera is on back and there will be a removable battery. Oh, and before we forget, the picture alongside this article is said to be the boot screen of the eagerly awaited model.

source: SamMobile via DailyMobile

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  • 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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177 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

The top bezel reminds me Xperia z... Let's hope it's just a prototype lol...

37. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i just want to say this, DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT EXPECT MUCH OF THE GS4 ! when people expected alot of the GS3, they got disappointed, and yet it is the fastest selling gadget ever... the GS4 will be a successor either with or without AMOLED and Exynos !

79. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

it depends I can see the HTC One taking it this year thanks to its premium design, this might be the year for HTC just like when the first evo came out.

102. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I have absolutely no faith in HTC even if Samsung gives them an opening. The HTC One X and Sensation seemed great on paper and when announced too but when they were released.....

143. cheetah2k

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

While I don't disagree, if you want premium design and materials, best wait for the Moto X with their Kevlar and solid aluminium chassis. This year is going to be exciting in the mobile race, but its already disappointing to read this article and seeing Samsung has essentially pitted the SGS4 at the same level as the Sony Z, Moto X and HTC One. What this article indirectly confirms about Samsung is: 1. Samsung is rushing SGS4 to market 2. Exynos A15 Quad is not ready 3. 5" 1080 Super Amoled screens not ready Such a shame really.....

145. Dynamac

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

What you say is interesting actually. There is one silver lining to the disappointing specs. The reality is that for most people SGSIII is probably still sufficiently powerful and equally usable, which is the case for me. Many have had it for less than a year. Samsung largely has no choice but to launch the SGS4 (even if the techs are not ready) to keep up with HTC and Sony's releases, in order to maintain market share. SGS4 will be a worthwhile upgrade for those on SGS2 and skipped the SGS3 upgrade cycle. But maybe in 6 months, the various aspects will be ready for production and a SGS4 Plus can be timed to incorporate all of those things (Octa, FHD Amoled, android 4.3 etc) and be the perfect time for those on the SGS3 to upgrade. That's what i'll be hopefully waiting for.

99. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not really expecting much other than what they normally produce.

115. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Sounds like Apples since their phones have changed very little in years...... Pot, meet kettle.

117. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They normally produce (and sell) many more smartphones than any other smartphone maker. And the lead grows every year. So, we all expect that.

123. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

ok as much as I dislike your trolling...and I really really dislike it I have to agree with you (with bated breath of course) as thee absence of the AMOLED display and the Exynos sillicon has dampened my spirits a bit.... But I still have hope that you'll be proved wrong!

118. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I'm not expecting much from the OS side from the IV. It'll probably be 4.2 jellybean with slight upgrades to touchwiz and a bump in specs. Nothing special until KeyLime Pie comes out.

122. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Not true bro! As much as I love Sammy and yes they're mu fav this year (bless the Note 2) I do not think the GS4 will be able to mimic the success of the GS3! Saying that it'll be a sure success is the same attitude Apple had and look what happened....for the first time ever they got beat by Sammy (YES!....woohoo!) Butthe for me the exynos sillicon, the AMOLED displays and other hallmark features belong to the Galaxy line and without them a Galaxy isnt a Galaxy anymore! I know the S600 is a beast and defi itely the SoLux display is awesome but...it oesn't belong in a galaxy! the processor, the screen,etc created a lot of good hype for the GS3 and I just dont see it happening for the GS4 because every other high-end phone has a S600 this year so whats the X fator for the GS4? i AM DISAPPOINTED....gonna hang on till the Note 3!

130. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's like the fourth movie of a saga, it'll be great but topping the previous movie that was unbelievable will be a tough act. It won't need to be much of an improvement however, since the S3 really raised the bar. They only need to polish it, Samsungs mistake would be to keep trying to drastically push the envelope from year to year. Feartures are derived from technological advances, which often take more than a year to produce.

139. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

very true! in terms of true advancement the past year has been slow. I used to really like Apple but always had respect for Mto and HTC even 5 years ago. But then Sammy caught my eye with the Galaxy S2 (not S1) and really made me a believer with the Galaxy note...sure it was bigand used to lag but it was revolutionary in sheer productivity and a trend setter for a whole new device type. However this year so far the best thing from mobile industry without a doubt has been the HTC One! I mean its not like a Note...its just a phone but damn the sheer beauty of that thing makes me want one right now! I am just waiting for the reviews on the software and if HTC has learnt from the past (Sense 4 debacle) and made a decent effort on software then I am getting myself one!

142. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed. I'm not too big in the back of the Htc one, but overall it's gorgeous. I've heard sense has been toned down a lot for the fifth version. My best friend is an Htc fanatic, so I'll definitely get the full report. For me personally its the next iPhone, and note that I'm really waiting for... Apple needs/has to do more with their flagship, and soon. 2013 is shaping up to be a big year in tech. My interest in the S4 is minimal due to its big brother, however expect it to be another winner for Samsung.

153. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I know I'm in three minority, but I actually like Sense. The weather lockscreen and the ring unlock is to me the best out there. I also like the animated clock. I know its heavy, and requires a lot of resources, but even my single core Thunderbolt was smooth with it. Todays processors could chew through it like it wasn't even there.

167. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

It is already known that HTC one camera will be poor. They did bad mistake while trying to copy Nokia. HTC camera is fine at low light, but in normal situations it will be poor as hell. Anyway who wants a iPhone like copy phone with Windows Phone looklike main screen? How about getting a real beauty Lumia 920 and you get everything in ONE device! Something original, not just copied stuff from others.

137. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

The US Galaxy doesn't use the Exnyos processor. It uses a snapdragon S4, so does that mean you're saying that the US Galaxy doesn't belong in the galaxy? o_o

92. alila2

Posts: 167; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

I hope the leaked dimensions (140.1 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm ) is not true , that's even bigger than the xperia Z.

144. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same here I was hoping it would be the same size or smaller, just with smaller bezels to fit in the bigger screen

158. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

waaahhh.. SOMETHINGS WRONG WITH THE FONT/LETTER ARRANGEMENT IN THAT BOOT SCREEN!!! the "g" in samsung should always be on top of the "X" in GALAXY just like in all galaxies...

162. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

If this news is true that makes the half way consideration of moving from the note2 to the gs4 a definite no. I would have considered it if it came with the octa I MAY have debated it but now its a DEFINTE NO if this is the case. On the plus side that means the Note3 should either have the exynos Octa OR the Snapdragon 800!!

2. lee480 unregistered

Sorry. I'm getting the Xperia Z!

38. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

better get the ONE

40. wendygarett unregistered

Both z and one will fail for making such thick device with sub par build quality...

42. SleepingOz unregistered

Quit trolling and GFYM, dude!

43. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Wnndy you don't know what the hell you are saying... HTC One has better build quality then any other phone... Solid block of aluminium ;)

48. SleepingOz unregistered

He's doing this on purpose!

68. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

86. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

There is more to build quality than the materials used for the casing. HTC would do well to learn that if they ever want to beat Samsung and Apple one day.

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