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
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
- 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 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
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?
A South Korean version of the water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 Active called SHV-E470S popped up in GFXBench scores.
The benchmark detected a quad-core processor at 2.3GHz with Adreno 330 GPU in an MSM8974 chipset, a.k.a. Snapdragon 800. The score for the off-screen test is 25.9fps, when the Snapdragon 600 version did 16fps, the I9505 Galaxy S4 did 17.1fps and the Snapdragon 800-packing Sony Xperia Z Ultra does 23.1fps.
The Galaxy S4 Active supports IP67 standard for dust and water resistance and features 2GB of RAM, 8MP and 2MP cameras, 5-inch Full HD (1080p) TFT LCD display, 16GB of internal storage, microSD slot, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, 2600 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the latest flagship from the Korean firm. There are going to have four different versions in the Chinese market - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9006, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9002, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9008 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9009. It does sound confusing due to the complexity of the numbers.
The leaked photos reveal that the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be powered by the Snapdragon 800 chipset, featuring four 2.3GHz Krat 400 cores and the Adreno 330 GPU. The beast was even subjected to an AnTuTu benchmark and the score came at the pretty impressive 31,276. That's still a bit short of the score of the regular Galaxy Note 3, but since neither version has its firmware finalized just yet, it's too early to draw any conclusions.
Besides the second SIM slot the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9002 should have no differences to the international Galaxy Note 3 version, carrying the same 5.7" 1080p screen, 13MP camera and running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It's unclear if it will be leaving the China borders, though.
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.
New Snapdragon chipsets are coming out for lower-end devices, which could potentially open new possibilities for this range. The Snapdragon 200 and 400 chipsets were officially announced and target entry-level and mid-range markets. These two chipsets might just set the benchmark for chipset performance.
The Snapdragon 200 is a quad-core chipset with a speed of 1.4Ghz per core on an Adreno 203 GPU. It can also accommodate 8 MP cameras; can support multiple SIM cards and playback of HD videos, among others.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 400 has two options for the CPU. One is dual-core CPUs at 1.7Ghz per core with and the other, quad core CPUs running at 1.4Ghz per core. According to the Snapdragon blog, its Adreno 305 GU will support 3D gaming, wireless streaming, better camera features than the Snapdragon 200 can support and it will enable faster web browsing. It is also purported to contribute to better battery life.
Qualcomm will truly make technology more affordable for these ranges of devices.