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.

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Galaxy S4
  • 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)



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Thank Gawd for that arrow ! All the techies on this site would've never recognized GS4 otherwise ! :D

3. mydi.maus unregistered

wtf gs4

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

For a moment I thought there is an another version of S4 powered by Intel coming soon.... silly me...

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Just be aware baytrail is 2x-3x more powerful than an exynos 5 and it gets better battery life. Arm is about to die in flagships at he beginning of next year.

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