Samsung confirms its Galaxy S4 mini uses Snapdragon 400 chip

This bit of information may have been revealed by benchmarks already, but it is good to have an official statement on the matter as well. All of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini variants use a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, as the Korean tech giant confirmed for us. In particular, the chips in question are...
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25. G4Mini

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Precision : the SoC is Snapdragon 400 8930AB (1.7 GHz dual-core Krait 300 w/ Adreno 305), not the SoC is Snapdragon 400 8930, which only has a 1.4 GHz dual-core Krait 200.

34. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Where did you get that info from? PA says otherwise: And the CPU difference is quite someting if you are right.

37. G4Mini

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Wikipedia (Snapdragon > Snapdragon 400)

42. Nick_T

Posts: 184; Member since: May 27, 2011

Yes, I think you're right. It has to be the 8x30AB because the 8x30 can go up to 1.2GHz, according to Qualcomm. The 1.4GHz max frequency listed in Wikipedia is wrong.

46. G4Mini

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

8930AB, not MSM8930AP (--> update) ;)

49. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Seems about right "The phone is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor"

31. iamfoolhehe

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 03, 2013


44. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

At least their mid-ranged Mini offering will be more powerful than the similarly sized international variant of the Galaxy S II. They still could have done a bit better with the resolution. 720p is basically a mid-ranged spec at this point.

52. docj8404

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I personally couldn't fathom using any device smaller than 4.7 inches, but because I know there's a vast market for those who don't care for the bigger display phones, it would be nice if OEMs would make 4.3-4.5 inch displays with 720p displays opposed to the qHD resolutions or less. The upcoming HTC M4 will hopefully set some new standards in regards to those who want a powerful device in a more compact form, as they should no longer have to compromise in a lot of these areas. Not to say that this device S4 Mini won't be a hit, but I'm sure I'm not the only one tired of seeing OEMs create devices with nice specifications & great potential, only to skimp out in one or two important areas that would of made the device all that much more attractive: In this particular circumstance, it's the display & GPU that I find to be lacking to some degree. Somehow, smaller Android devices have become synonymous with "mid-range", which, going forward, should be corrected. Just my thoughts.

54. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Hmmmm,the spec are good,but I think that we should wait for HTC M4 (One Mini).I bet it is gonna be an awesome device.

57. G4Mini

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

According to the rumors, it would be less powerful, but would have more RAM (2GB). By the way, will the LTE version of the S4Mini have 2GB of RAM ??

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