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According to a South Korean Media Site, Samsung Electronics adopted the Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset instead of Exynos 5 Octa for upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 handset.

The reason behind avoiding Exynos 5 Octa Chipsets is the power consumption to heat generation control, that is why samsung has adopted the Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset for upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S4.

The results of Qualcomm Chipsets are promising as it scored more than 12000 points on the quadrant standard benchmark and its main advantage is that it comes with baseband radio that covers most of the world's networks.

The adoption of Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset in Samsung Galaxy SIV has been also proved in leaked benchmarks. The news also confirmed that Samsung Galaxy SIV will comes only in Single variant, so there will be no international variant with Exynos 5 Octa chipsets.

Samsung Galaxy SIV Confirmed Specifications:

  • 4.9 inch Full HD Super Amoled Display
  • 1.9Ghz Quad Core APQ8064T Qualcomm Snapdragon 600/800 Processor 
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64GB Flash Memory
  • 13.1 Mpx Camera
  • Suppors Wireless Charging
  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean

source: dt.co.kr

Samsung has finally revealed that they plan to use the Snapdragon 600 by Qualcomm on some of its Galaxy S 4 devices. Indeed, this chipset is going to be a standard on all flagship devices to be launched this year. Other devices that will use a similar chip are the LG Optimus G Pro and the HTC One.

The Snapdragon 600 features quad processors that clock in at 1.9 GHz and supports LTE connectivity. It will also provide 2 GB RAM, audio and video enhancements and the Adreno 320 GPU that is capable of processing 3D graphics easily.

There is no benchmark available yet to see the difference between the two but they will most likely perform closely. There is also no news yet as to which version (Snapdragon or Exynos) will reach US stores.

Highlights of the Snapdragon 600 include:

  • Quad-core 1.9Ghz Krait CPU for fast, efficient asynchronous processing
  • LTE Cat 3 network support
  • Hexagon QDSP6 for ultra-low power audio playback and video enhancements
  • Speed enhanced Adreno 320 GPU for high-end 3D graphics and compute processing
  • 1080p HD video capture and playback
  • HD multichannel sound with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus audio
  • OpenGL ES 3.0 conformant

Source: Qualcomm

The new Google Nexus 7 tablet , manufactured by Asus, will sure keep everyone on their toes with its expected date of release. According to some reports, it apparently features a full HD display (1920x1080), a big upgrade from the previous tablet's generation. Moreover, the new Nexus 7 is said to collaborate with Qualcomm for its chipset. A quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset looks feasible at this point.

According to Michael McConnel, the move to Qualcomm from Tegra was largely based on competitive cost of the Qualcomm Snapdragon and their "decision to single-source" essential elements to make logistics more streamlined and also to create a matching interface.

The Nexus 7 is popular among enthusiasts and those who are looking for true Android performance. It is believed that there are about 6 million users who bought the device and the introduction of the Nexus 7 will surely increase this current figure for this year. It is also possible that the new Nexus 7 will be launched on mid-May and there are also rumors of a new Nexus 10, made by Samsung. However, there are no reports yet to back that information.



Have you noticed that your new smartphone charges up quicker than your old one? You might want to thank Qualcomm and the Quick Charge 1.0 technology, which Qualcomm today announced is in more than 70 Snapdragon-based smartphones and tablets.

The rapid-charging technology can charge your phone up to 40 percent faster than previous generations, Qualcomm claims.

Last week at HTC's Frequencies event, our Chief Marketing Officer Anand Chandrasekher spoke with bloggers about a little-known Qualcomm technology which is designed to dramatically decrease the time it takes to charge the battery in a mobile device. We call this rapid charging technology "Quick Charge 1.0."

Qualcomm will release further details about Quick Charge in the coming weeks, but has listed all of the devices that currently feature the technology on its blog page. Check it out to find out if your handset is one of them.

Source: Qualcomm Blog



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