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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, 08:39 15

44. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

sub par build quality? Are u stupid or just trolling? Both build quality are better than s4 plastic

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:54 15

56. SleepingOz (unregistered)

How do you know the GSIV will be made of plastic?
Also plastic(polycarbonate) is more suitable for phone than aluminium, One X, L920 and even my GNOTE II are clear examples! Aluminium doesn't absorb shocks well and is also prone to bending, scratches and dents. Not to forget signal and NFC issues.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:57 3

60. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

SO polycarbonate is not plastic? GENIUS!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:59 16

61. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Where did I say polycarbonate is not plastic?
LMAO! Go back to school and learn how to read properly, dude. You're embarassing yourself in public.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:09

70. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

I said that because u said hw u knw the gs4 will be made out of plastic? it sounds like u saying its nt made of plastic(polycarbonate)

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:59 17

62. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

he said : "also plastic(polycarbonate) is more suitable for phone than aluminium" use your eyes dude don't use your butt..

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:02 9

66. SleepingOz (unregistered)

He's just a butthurt idiot, feeling the heat of the GSIV.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:44 2

107. KFear (Posts: 145; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

I agree. The HTC EVO LTE bends. We've noticed this with a few models. It's not that the polycarbonate is "bad", it does make sense to use this material for phones, but most of us want people to look at our devices and be able to say "premium". I can't say that for the S3. I still love the phone, but even LG is coming up with better builds now. I might go HTC ONE this time. I will miss Odin, however

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 13:19

134. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Aluminum is a soft metal, so it should actually be very good at absorbing shocks, because when you drop it the aluminum should create sort of a crumple zone to absorb all the energy of the impact. You contradicted yourself, those dents that you claim aluminum is prone to actually absorb practically all the shock of a drop. It's better at absorbing shock than plastic, it just isn't as forgiving as plastic is.

HTC has had very high quality metals on their devices before that hardly ever scratched or dented, I don't expect the One to be any different. My only concern for scratching is the black model of the One, but as long as HTC does a quality anodizing job on it, it should be fine.

As for signal and NFC issues, only time will tell. There can be aluminum clad phones with good signal strength, but anything can happen. I'm not even sure how HTC got NFC in the One, I always though aluminum = no NFC.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 19:15 2

152. Oxygen (Posts: 125; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

As an engineering student, I can say without a doubt that you're wrong. Aluminium may "absorb" shock better than other metals like steel and iron but it's a well known fact that solid metals have mediocre shock absorbing ability. Even if the moment of inertia has to be three times as great for an Al extrusion to achieve the same deflection as a steel profile, it cannot be compared to polycarbonate when it comes to shock absorbing ability. One of the reason why Al get easily dented/deformed on strong impacts is because it doesn't cope with stress like plastic does, even though it's a soft metal. It just takes the shock(a) and transfers it to another point(b), which mean that the Al part that took the shock may not break, but the other parts around it probably will. Plastic, polycarbonate in this case, will absorb shock better and distribute it more uniformly over the object.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:15 5

73. wendygarett (unregistered)

Sorry, the Xperia z will break and shatter once you throw it into the aquarium and the fish will die on electric shot from the device, sony make a very poor quality in the past and it will continue to the future

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:30

103. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

sorry but i didnt undrstand what do you exactly mean by build quality??????

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:01

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

to each his own?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:21 2

75. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Earlier I was looking for the Note II then came the Optimus G then the Xperia Z then HTC One and now after these renders and for waiting 10 months there's an obvious reason to go for HTC as there ain't gonna be the Octa Chip in the Galaxy S IV.and the HTC One looks and feels Super Premium.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:53 2

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

It's HTC though. That is a red flag in itself.

Also the HTC One uses LDR2 ram and the Samsung is rumored to use the much faster LDR3 ram.

Judging on how crappy Asus tablets run on the slower ram, it will be a huge performance difference.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:48 1

109. KFear (Posts: 145; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

HTC's Hardware breaks down. Samsung has software issues after updates. I see this all the time as i'm a wireless service manager. The red flag is there alright. I'm worried, but damn, HTC ONE looks NICE. The camera pics i've seen on the web are great too. I don't expect a 13 megapixel camera to beat it as it will probably not work as well in low light conditions. Better to have 5 megapixels and a better BIG sensor. It will be the future.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:51 2

124. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Still haven't got any problem with my HTC's hardware, my sister's Samsung on the other hand the screen's glass started unglueing itself from the frame of the phone leaving a big gap between the glass and the plastic frame around the screen (Galaxy S2).

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:31 17

3. xerxer (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

Go SAMMY!!!!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:01 5

90. Yaldo_27 (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)

I think the next iPhone will be even better than this "thing"

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:23 9

100. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

It would have an extra row of icons -.-

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:10 9

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

please stop comparing iPhones to Galaxys ! ^_^

i don't have to keep saying this, IPHONE IS BEHIND TECHNOLOGY !

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 12:33

133. darkkjedii (Posts: 24402; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That person said the next iPhone, its not out yet. No one actually knows what it's gonna be like, and for you to say the iPhone is behind on technology, it sure keeps up with the rest of the pack, and is the phone that everything still gets compared to. I wouldn't say it's behind on technology, I'd instead say its behind on features. There's a difference, believe me, I'm the first to admit its time to revamp iOS but the hardware is right there at the top.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 19:24 2

154. tedkord (Posts: 13823; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

The iPhone typically is behind in technology. I had LTE for two years before the iPhone. It still doesn't have NFC. It is two steps behind in screen resolution.

It always had top of the line GPUs, good cameras and good enough (but not awesome) CPUs, but thats it.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:31 12

4. Technobri (Posts: 84; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Removable battery is a plus definitely. I love that they went back to a square design. Square seems more elegant than round

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:31 2

5. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

well,atleast the dev support will be great for aosp roms.as much as i have heard,qualcomm has showed great support towards indie dev communitys (cyanogenmod etc.) whereas samsung's support has been pretty broken for the most part.the exynos sources they've made available are mostly crap.atleast as much as i have read i ain't no dev.and to be honest,exynos isn't much of a beast as it has been proclaimed to be.i have owned 3 different exynos devices (galaxy s2,galaxy s3 and galaxy note 2) and i'm pretty sure about it.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:32 1

6. thachlel (Posts: 75; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

No ex-sdcard?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:39

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

accdg to sammobile it has..

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:33 10

7. sayedejaz (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)

no no.. this is not S IV .. i wont belive .. i wont belive... :(
S IV will have AMOLED FULL HD !! :(

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:06 4

28. Feanor (Posts: 845; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

For me the unrealistic colours of AMOLED and its dimmness is the main reasons I wouldn't go for an S4. So, LCD is an advantage to me, not disadvantage. I think the best screens seem to be the IPS panels from Apple and HTC, so if Samsung can cook up something similar, it will be great.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:36 2

84. sniper1087 (Posts: 531; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)

neither of those companies make their displays, LG makes the IPS display for the iPhone and as far as I know LG, Samsung and Sony are making the displays. Regardless I think I might get the HTC One, once they show a release date.

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