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

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:24

According to an insider, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor instead of a Samsung Exynos one because of heating issues with the latter; while the HTC One will use a Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, the one used on the next flagship Samsung handset will be set at 1.9GHz...

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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:27 18

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

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

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:22 28

37. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 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 !

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:29 19

79. sniper1087 (Posts: 531; Member since: 31 Dec 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:26 6

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

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 16:53 6

143. cheetah2k (Posts: 1739; Member since: 16 Jan 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.....

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 17:43 3

145. Dynamac (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Dec 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:16 9

99. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

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

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:16 7

115. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

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

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:21 4

117. tedkord (Posts: 13872; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:48 1

123. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 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!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:28 3

118. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:44 8

122. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 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!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 12:27 5

130. darkkjedii (Posts: 24454; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 15:22 1

139. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 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!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 15:46

142. darkkjedii (Posts: 24454; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 19:18 2

153. tedkord (Posts: 13872; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 06:17

167. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 15:08

137. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 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

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:02 6

92. alila2 (Posts: 158; Member since: 01 Nov 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 17:25 1

144. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 19:59

158. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

the "g" in samsung should always be on top of the "X" in GALAXY
just like in all galaxies...

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:40

162. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 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!!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:29 27

2. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Sorry. I'm getting the Xperia Z!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:28 18

38. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)

better get the ONE

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:33 4

40. wendygarett (unregistered)

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

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:36 19

42. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Quit trolling and GFYM, dude!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:39 6

43. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 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 ;)

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:43 3

48. SleepingOz (unregistered)

He's doing this on purpose!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:07 3

68. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Haven't watch this have you?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:52 1

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