Samsung manual confirms existence of Snapdragon 800 S4

Samsung manual confirms existence of Snapdragon 800 S4
We've heard rumors, DLNA certification, and we've seen a benchmark test, but until now we haven't had any real confirmation directly from Samsung that there would someday be a Samsung Galaxy S4 variant that was powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. Today, a Galaxy S4 user manual of all things has confirmed that there is such a device on the way.

Samsung manual confirms existence of Snapdragon 800 S4
First of all: who actually knew that smartphones still had user manuals? If you say you did, we'll call you a liar. User manuals are a fabled thing that you assume exist, but you've never seen one. But, here we have it,  a manual for the SHV-E330S model of S4, which is presumed to be a model bound for South Korea with LTE-Advanced inside. 

The manual also confirms that this variant of the S4 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) inside, which supports the faster LTE standard, and of course has been pretty impressive on benchmarks. We'll have to see if the benchmarks translate to real world differences though.

source: S4 User Manual (PDF) via Engadget

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25 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How many versions of the S4 are they going to make? They're making the same mistake HTC made.

4. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yep, samsung is dominating just about everybody around the world, and has the 95% plus profits in android. They certainly are making huge mistakes. I wonder what would happen if they started doing things right?

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

There are just too many versions and variants of S4 that it is not easy to be ignored. Somehow, they are diluting the sales of the original S4 flagship. And it's not always a good thing when there are more versions than you can actually name and set apart. Just two, if they have to...just two versions is quite enough. They already pass the stage of doing the 'right' thing.

15. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

"They already pass the stage of doing the 'right' thing." What makes you think they passed this stage(other than your opinion)? S4 is and will be the best selling android phone this year. Other samsung phones are selling more than all the others. I remember people saying the same thing about phone sizes, and we all know how that turned out.

16. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Besides, making different phones and giving them different names is more of HTC thing.

17. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Such a FANBOY, you don't need to defend you're favorite brand..

20. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

One Sign of Fanboyism is calling a brand in a pet name.. Come here "Sammy Sammy Sammy" LOL

19. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Whatever that goes up must come down. Just wait and see, Samsung will also fall in the future if they stick to this kind of strategy.

22. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

i think samsung is purposely taking a risk and knowingly wanting to waste money by making these other phone under same S4 name. They just want to create their brand "S" series name know. and they are actually ruining it. people from s2 times would remember it being the badass phone but now its about commercialization more than wanting to fill consumer needs.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Say something positive about Samsung. I dare you.

2. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Must be nice to be a consumer in Korea. In the USA when taxpayers subsidize a company, we get nothing in return

6. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Subsidizing companies helps keep domestic jobs.

9. kozza3

Posts: 776; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

he said consumer not worker

11. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

must work to consume

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Would be even nicer to be a consumer in Japan!

3. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Welp, my brother who got an S4 literally a few weeks ago will not be happy being made irrelevant in just a few weeks.

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

If a smartphone makes your brother relevant then he deserves to feel crap about some Korean version having 20% more performance.

21. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

There was a typo, or rather I missed a word or two. I meant the phone being overshadowed in power and capability so quickly. But thats how it goes in a new, hot market. But were it the case it wouldn't be all that different than anyone else. Some hipsters would claim that "my possessions don't make me" but really thats how society is, including most people. People feel bad when they buy some trendy gadget, clothing, etc. and have it dismissed all too quickly. Yes, generally many people act in that shallow way even if subtly. But of course I'm sure someone here is gonna get on a soapbox and tell me all about how they reached equilibrium and they're better than everyone. Also since I'm sure that someone will say I'm substituting my brother for me, yeah I do have an s4, we both got it around the same time. My only beef with it is some UI stutter that shouldn't really be there. That's about it.

7. pokedude750

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Samsung needs ANOTHER Variant. Come on now, Your gonna start wasting money

12. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

don't mean to be the usual troll,but i really have the urge to say congratulations to all you people who bought the s4. =P

13. drkavint

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

samsung thought iphone as its only competetor , now seeing htc design, sony waterproof huawei mega screen and nokia eos camera it is verymuch insecure... wants to break into each by launching different products..ina hurry attempt it has failed to see the pricetag of its own device.. what a pity lg is eating into it... just imagine s4 with 20mp cam, water and shatter proof build , 3 years warrenty , 2.1 speakers,4200mah battery.. samsung could have sacrificed thiness as a feature and added these..it wod have been master piece and crown for next 3 years... samsung wasted an oppertunity.

18. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

GALAXY S4 SuperMegaActiveZoomMiniExtravagant!

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this is when samsung is going down.

24. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I agree..when you make these "special versions"it waters down the product

25. godsdragon

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 11, 2012

That is were greed eventually leads all companies, individuals... The higher we rise the further we drop.. What goes up must come down...

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