Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 clears Bluetooth certification

Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 clears Bluetooth certification
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has passed one more hurdle on its way to get a more powerful, Snapdragon 800 based version as it cleared Bluetooth certification. Originally, Samsung released the Galaxy S4 in two versions, one running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip and mainly aimed at 4G LTE markets like the United States, and another one with a slightly more powerful Exynos 5 Octa chip shipping mainly in Asia.

Now, the Galaxy S4 is about to get a third major release under the codename GT-I9506. So far, intelligence points out that the device will target markets outside Samsung’s home of Korea.

That of course will be the most sensible choice for a new device, so it might be worth waiting a couple of months until Samsung releases it, if you are in for maximum power. Right below is the Bluetooth certificate of the allegedly upcoming device.


source: Bluetooth SIG via SamMobile

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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)

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29 Comments

1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Huh?why

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

What do you mean "why"? Because the SD800 SoC supports LTE-A, because Samsung puts the best available HW in it's top phones, because the S5 is not out for 9 months, and they want to stay competitive when rivals with SD800 hit the stores. This is great news for the consumer, cause it means you don't have to time your upgrade for fresh releases or pick up say a 9 months old HW, cause Sammy upgrades the specs in half a year. S4 owners would be madder if the S4S came out as One X+, Butterfly and One owners are mad that there's a new HTC flagship coming out every few weeks. Next up is the Butterfly S, then I bet a SD800 gadget.

11. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

You ask why? Because the S4 with S600 LAGS! THAT'S WHY!

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's the Windows effect. Keep cramming in extra features that require more and more system resources, necessitating a faster processor and more memory just to keep up.

25. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

They can put snapdragon 4000 and it will still lag. It should be clear by now that the problem is not the HW, but Samsung's horrible software. I'm sooo glad I gave LG a try... Samsung is overrated.

29. Dj_Yawar

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Then throw the S4 in to the dust bin. or atleast throw away the Touchwiz integration from android!! huh quad CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and still lagging...

2. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

is it me or the phones look bigger than the model holding em lol

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol that was funny.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31021; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a lotta variants for this device. Early adopters will be ready for the S5

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I hate AT&T for their exclusivity on the S4 Active. I would definitely be rocking one now with T-Mobile if they offered it. :(

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung is going to dilute their brand. That is too many variants of the S4

16. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Thanks that what I'm saying

26. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

But seems to be working well for them as they don't care which make you buy provided it's a Samsung. So dilute, yes. But who says it's a bad thing.

22. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I'm waiting for them to release a galaxy note II with snapdragon 600...lol Then they will release the Galaxy Note III with that exynos extreme octa bullsh!t (great chipset, just a bit unnecessary to release it now considering we don't have any optimized apps to take advantage of the power)..... I hope Google can really slow down the cellphone market because we desperately need it. But I do applaud Samsung for trying to fit every mold....my Issue with is that in some segments of the device ranges, they have 2 or 3 devices with specs that are extremely similar....

6. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Lame. Anything to make more money! LOOK!!! The Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming out in Nov in a cool Yellowish Brown color...get your pre-orders in NOW!!!!

13. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Conglomerate, they ain't here for your pity, buddy. They are here to make money and stay competitive or die, that's the bottom line

9. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Nothing comes even close to it.

10. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I don't understand why people are bitching about having more choices.

14. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Because they can only afford one handset which leads to fanboyism of one brand, whilst others have the luxury of being able to buy outright as many as they like and trying all sides of the fence.

17. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Asking why is bitching? Why why why why why

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Nothing about the phone changes, aside from the processor. The hardware won't take advantage of the Snapdragon 800 either. So it's really just there to look prettier on benchmarks. There's no 4K compatibility for outputting, no USB 3.0, and no mainstream LTE-A growing outside of a select market(s) in Asia anyway. The real processing, graphical and power saving capabilities will start coming next year with the new ARM v8 22 nm SoC; maybe taking advantage of all compatible hardware capabilities at that point; this chip in its current form, is just a stepping stone for what lies ahead.

18. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Thanks

15. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Such smart asses. A why is a good question. People will be confused. Lags.... Do you own one? I have friend s who do and they don't complain. Anyways there's a fix coming. Unlike other manufacturers Samsung has been backing up there words

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Another galaxy, its too bad none shine for me.

21. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No offense but I doubt they really care. As with all OEMs, $$ do the talking.

24. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

exactly.they care for the dollar not for the respect.

23. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I did have 1 for a week. It truly did lag,it's possible that's the reason for the s800 upgrade I loved the s2 and s3, it must be all the little touch wiz features, but it did lag. So... Took it back and got a LG OPTIMUS G Pro, not as feature rich, but love the larger screen and zero lag.

27. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

There are sure lots of s4 line ups.

28. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Mehh. I'll wait for the Note 3 if it's ok no Lag,no wifi drop issue i'll go for it other than that i'm done with Samsung.

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