Samsung Galaxy S4 listed in an Intel mobile chips slide? Mystery resolved
Intel took the stage yesterday to announce its new frugal Haswell chips, as well as the Silvermont architecture for phones and tablets. On a slide touting how it is taking a foothold in mobile, a number of devices running Intel chippery were listed. including the newly-announced 6" Asus Fonepad Note phablet, and the 10" Galaxy Tab 3 slate.
Much to anyone's surprise the Galaxy S4 is also listed here, and we all know that this baby ships with either an Exynos 5 Octa or Snapdragon 600, and you can see who's boss from our benchmark comparison.
Turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S4 made it on the slide because its Exynos chip uses an Intel 3G radio to connect to carrier networks, while Qualcomm's chip has the broadband modem integrated. Well, Intel might not have mastered LTE SoCs yet, and these are coming from it later this year, but it can hook you up to other networks pretty fine, it seems. Intel execs were also walking around with Galaxy S4s, so it seems that this nascent partnership might be developed further.