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Samsung Galaxy S IV might use Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset across the board instead of Exynos

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:11

Exynos 5 Octa or other ARM Cortex-A15 Exynos chips from Samsung might have proved a tough nut to crack in terms of thermal envelope and power consumption when placed into a handset, which has prompted Samsung to use a Snapdragon chipset in the upcoming Galaxy S IV flagship, claims Korean media publication...

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posted on 21 Feb 2013, 09:43

137. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

I don't think that samsung will do that.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:15

2. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

Now this is interesting!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:38 5

12. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

they should use snapdragon 800........

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:16 8

3. kizanko (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

I've alway been with samsung since the beginning cause the phones were top notch and performed really good. But nowadays the flagship phones are so powerfull it can do anything smooth and reliable so my options for getting a new phone are much more open.

If Samsung will bring out the Galaxy S4 with cheap plastic, simple design, touchwiz wich will bore me in a month and a Amoled that still can't show proper white colors then in a blink of a eye i will buy the HTC one.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:32 10

9. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

So you bought s2 and s3 knowing they have a touchwiz that is boring and most importantly a screen which you don't like? Everyone gets bored with their phones in a few weeks, I got bored with my lumia 800 in a few days! But that doesn't mean it sucks!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:01 3

100. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Your phone sucks balls.
I'm not even close to being bored with my s3, after 5 months!
In fact I love it more and more

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:46 2

113. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

Which is why you have to justify your purchase online in a comment section?

Stop hating on people for their purchasing decisions. Your life is not affected in any way by another person buying a Lumia.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 20:40

124. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

I'm so glad you said it like that. I have a galaxy note 2. YOUR phone sucks balls.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 23:41

130. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Oh my god you have a note 2 you are like the coolest person. /s

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 04:20

133. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

You don't seem to have a firm grasp on what is going on here. Please try to think before jumping to conclusions like darac.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:28

135. kizanko (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

I bought the S3 which yes is indeed boring me now, I read reviews about the S3 having a pentile screen but with better colors which obviously wasn't as good looking as SLCD 2, though when it comes to blacks Amoled still rules, but the reason i went with the S3 was cause i was sure of it being a stable phone which will not crash easily or barely lag.

And where did i mention that it ''sucks''? I was aware of these things but after having 3 years of phones that have much too saturated colors and feel cheap and not really premium in your hands, is it weird to step over to a other phone? Or do i need your permission for it?

Like i said new flagships are all lag free and stable and Samsung isn't the only option for me anymore. Yes the Galaxy phones are really good, and i'm sure the S4 will not disappoint but i'm kind of tired with Samsung not changing it's designs into a more premium look and feel. And i'm glad HTC, Sony and Nokia are i'l wait and see if maybe the S4 might finally be plastic free, not a megapixel whore, have a fixed Amoled display and a good and slick looking design.

If not, then hello HTC One! :D

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:40 3

15. adisQ (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)

Well said, I mean, if I wanted fast Android 2 years ago, I had to go for Samsung even though I didn't like the design very much, but now, all new flagships are soo powerful, that it doesn't metter if one is little faster than the other, it's impossible to notice. I like HTC One too, and it did make me want it for how it looks and how it is made, even though the camera is a bit risky for me. It is an expensive phone so I would like to be able to zoom in on my photos (and crop them)after all.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:07 2

57. bigstrudel (Posts: 530; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Exactly right man. Anything with an S4 Pro or better is never lags or stutters ever, runs everything flawlessly and responds instantly. Finally as an android user its nice to have devices that just work.

From now on it all comes down to the design and software features of the phone. Its a huge relief as far as Im concerned.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 11:11 3

72. heyhi (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

I desagree man...its plastic but not cheap, ANY UI gets bored after some time and I would prefer have an AMOLED screen instead of the washed out screen of the Xperia Z...has more ppi though, but still...i love that vivid colours. The most boring UI you can have its Iphone's....in android or ios you can always root or jailbreak and install a cutsom rom, in case of android's...or a new launcher OR take a look at this website mycolorscreen.com...you'll completely change your mind when you see people's work...REALLY AMAZING GORGEOUS HOMESCREENS...a little hard work to do....you can thumb me up later =)

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:47 2

114. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

SLCD3 has a vivid screen without being overblown.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:18 3

4. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 118; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

this is pointless, why i need 1.9 quadcore cpu?. untill we can do all the things we do in a pc i dont need all that power. thats just xpensive. BRING THE PC IN HANDSETS

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 12:04 2

81. Knicknevin (Posts: 151; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)

with a quad 1.9 Ghz, we can all play crysis 3 on our phones now! j/k

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 12:07

84. ChrisG (Posts: 38; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

You may be interested in this article about Ubuntu coming to Nexus 7 and 10 tablets (and also soon to phones) (add the http part):

It'd be a great option to be able to have a tablet that can run full-fledged office suites like LibreOffice just by plugging in a keyboard and pointing device.

Or just Google "Ubuntu for phones". (Not supposed to include links I guess.)

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:23 8

6. feres13 (Posts: 307; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

I think we reached a point where processors are so powerful the only factors that make a smartphone better than anolther is SCREENS, CAMERAS, BATTERY LIFE and SOFTWARE ADD-ONS.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:45 4

17. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Actually in terms of browsing, photo/ data editing and gaming, there's still a room for huge improvement.
Even when I do system wide large file managing on my quad core S3, there's a noticeable lag.
Also, working on Sketchbook mobile with multiple high resolution layers for example, is far from smooth

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:06 4

28. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

But two things darac:
1) These SoCs are based on Krait 300 cores, around 40% over the A9 you use at the same clock. With the added clock speed they are 60% more powerful than the chip you use right now.
2) How many people do you think uses Sketchbook mobile with high resolution layers? (or anything that needs so much RAM, which is most likely the bottleneck there, not CPU).
For 95% of the people (me included) current mobile chips are powerful enough.
I also would like OEMs to concentrate more on battery life, screens and other things.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:15 1

35. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Agree I think for the overwhelming majority today's current spec is more than good enough but power users will always want more...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:53 1

43. Retro-touch (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Its actually 40% faster than A15-like krait such as one in Nexus 4 it should be much faster than A9

If you've ever used a GS3 and then used a N4 you'll be shocked at the speed difference, so you can imagine how much faster it would be

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:34 2

52. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Well, I don't know where you got that the original Krait (200) are as fast as the A15, but sorry, that's not right.
A15 are quite more performing, and the expectations are that not even Krait 300 will be as good.
Only when krait 400 is in the field Qualcomm will be at the same level as A15 in a "core to core" performance comparison.
Of course all this is to be proved as there aren't that many A15 in the market yet.
"This isn't necessarily enough to close the gap between Krait 300 and ARM's Cortex A15"
"Compared to Atom, the Krait 300 improvements should be enough to at least equal performance if not surpass it, but not necessarily significantly."

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:48 1

115. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

And A15 uses much more power, so who cares?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:38

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

Photo editing. PHOTO EDITING? WTF else do you want to do with your phone? Coffee machine like the Pomegranate phone?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:50 2

42. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Yes, photo editing.
I actually do that on my phone. Its convenient.
All my photos are there, and I can use a stylus .. freaking better than being bent over a laptop!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:30 2

8. Bfrenz (Posts: 194; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

Its a silly rumour by sammy. Remember the story of S3,they leaked many designs and clues themselves to distract us. OR Snapdragon for U.S? If its,thats a betrayal. I

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:07

29. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

You, uh, kind of... trailed off... there... you...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:35 3

10. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

This would be a tremendous blow to Samsung semiconductor division..
Taking away such a huge contract from your own factory and handing it out to greatest competitor??

OUCH, Samsung.. that would be your biggest fail in recent memory

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