The Galaxy S 4 was announced to come in two variants based on different types of processors used. Furthermore, different markets will either get the Snapdragon or the Exynos version but not both.
Exynos Octa by Samsung is actually made up of two quad core processors, wherein four cores take care of heavy processing, while the other four take care of lighter tasks, thereby, saving battery life, according to the company.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 600 clocks in at 1.9 GHz and is of course, made by Qualcomm, which is a leader in providing mobile processors in the industry.
In the UK, they will get the quad core or the Snapdragon 600 version and although many would have wanted to try the Exynos version, it has just been confirmed that this is what they will get. They can chance upon it probably on online mobile vendors at a likely higher price if they wanted the Exynos variant.
Also, this is not yet final as some reports are showing up that UK will actually get both variants. Hope the reports are true.
According to Korean ETNEws reports, about 70% of the first 10 million Samsung Galaxy S4 production batch will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, instead of its own Exynos 5 Octa.
The reason claimed by the site is that the System LSI division could not iron out the performance and design issues before it could be mass produced to satisfy the demand for Galaxy S4. Also because the fact that Samsung wants to bring the Galaxy S4 to as many markets as possible by the end of first half of this year and waiting for the Exynos chip could have led to delay in some markets.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 is a quad-core chip that clocks at 1.9GHz whereas Samsung's Exynos 5410 comes with four Cortex-A15 cores clocking at 1.6GHz and four Cortex-A7 1.2GHz cores and supports ARM's big.LITTLE architecture.
There were rumors floating around the internets a few weeks ago saying that Samsung was working on a variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note II that used Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 600 chip instead of the company's own Exynos 4 Quad. Well, turns out those rumors were true.
China Mobile, the world's largest operator, just announced a device called the GT-N7108D on Weibo (the Chinese version of Twitter), and yes, it uses the new Snapdragon. Why would Samsung make this variant? Because it'll be able to support the operator's complicated network, which right now uses TD-SCDMA, W-CDMA, TDD-LTE, and FDD-LTE.
We think there's really no reason to bring it to more markets - the Exynos 4 chip does a pretty darn good job. Not to mention the fact that the Galaxy Note 3 should be announced pretty soon, which is also rumored to have a Snapdragon 800 chip. It'd be almost pointless to bring a Snapdragon 600 powered Galaxy Note 2 to other markets with that in mind.
What do you think?
Samsung has detailed the list of services and apps that will be offered for free to Galaxy S5 buyers. Around $600 worth of apps, discounted subscriptions etc. will be available when consumers purchase the latest Galaxy S device.
The bundled services include 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years, a six-month subscription to the Wall Street Journal and a year of premium service with the RunKeeper fitness app.
"We are continually looking for the best partners to help us expand and enhance the mobile experience for our dedicated users," said JK Shin, CEO and president of IT & mobile division, Samsung Electronics in a press statement. "The Galaxy S5 was designed to offer consumers the most advanced tool to help improve their everyday lives. These new partnerships perfectly compliment this mission with a comprehensive offering of some of the world's best mobile resources to suit people's active lives."
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The Xperia C670X is making a buzz among gossip mongers and it is said to rival the Galaxy S 4 with its Snapdragon 600 processor and 1080pixels screen. This rumored device was not announced on the Mobile World Congress. The devices that were introduced in the MWC were the Xperia ZL and the Xperia Z with the model names C650X and C660X, respectively.
According to a Sony informant, who confirmed the possibility of a C670X, a reported HTML 5 benchmark diagnostics showed a C680X, which is possibly another high-powered device from Sony. As with the C670X, it might be something to rival the likes of the HTC One with its processor and chipset.
It will also have an Exmore RS 13MP camera and will run on the latest Android Jelly Bean. Furthermore, an image of the rumored device was leaked but the authenticity was not verified.
While many welcome high-powered devices from Sony, others are not too excited about the fact that there are multiple flagship and high-powered devices all at once.