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US, Canada and Sweden getting Snapdragon 600 based Galaxy S4

18 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
US, Canada and Sweden getting Snapdragon 600 based Galaxy S4  - read the full textThe Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 is the first smartphone with an octa-core processor or at least in some regions. As expected, the North American versions of the phone will use a Snapdragon chipset instead (a 600 to be precise). So, both the US and Canada are getting quad Krait 300 cores and Adreno...


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> In reply to Mik3yD @ 2013-03-18 18:52 from RYcK - click to readYes, and their gonna sell like millions again in first outing. Millions of iphone5 are for sale in second hand shops.

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  • 2013-03-18 23:52
  • 7X9x

> In reply to Tiger @ 2013-03-18 19:35 from SgvH - click to readI hate that people are really that petty when it comes to plastic.

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  • 2013-03-18 21:57
  • j8LN

The actual CPU is nothing to complain about. 4 Krait 300 cores are excellent even if it benchmarks slower than 4 A15 cores. The main issue we should complain about is the Adreno 320 GPU. Despite being somewhat new, it still lags behind the 2012 iPhone 5's SGX543MP3 quite a bit in performance. It's especially painful since the international S4 will get the SGX544MP3, which is a half step faster than the iPhone.

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  • 2013-03-18 21:47
  • D3%$

> In reply to gomez @ 2013-03-18 18:18 from 7EP% - click to readThat's because the iPhone doesn't do nearly 1/4 of what androids can do.

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  • 2013-03-18 21:33
  • Q%Kc

When I look at the info from one of the
sources( they say that the reason for using another processor then the Exynos5 is that the Qualcom can deliver better performance on 4G networks then the Exynos.
It is not so bad that they did this since I doubt that the Qualcom600 is going to disappoint.
And Sweden also have a very wide and good quality mobile phone network in general so using the Qualcom would allow the end user to use faster and more effective Internet.
Looks like a logical choice.
But that will not apply for every country.
But I can sort of see why they did this in Sweden.
So no octa core in Sweden but do we want octa core? Can't everyone just be content with the power of quad?
How often will an end user use all the power of octa core?
Quad core might be just enough for all our needs :-)
I shall not grieve, S4 looks to be a great phone anyway.

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  • 2013-03-18 20:50
  • praW

This is not the Galaxy S4, it is the Galaxy S3.5 In the home of Apple, you should bring your better product.

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  • 2013-03-18 20:37
  • 4Z5M

how do you no it will beat future products , you can read into the future . i have nothing against sammy juss people say dumb things more so fanboys of any sort . and also why do people complain when companies copy from each other what matters is the product that your spending on. all companies copy while innovating some do one more than the other but who cares ,the companies dont put money in your pocket so let them worry about patents , while we enjoy the tek.

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  • 2013-03-18 20:28
  • kx@n

Bad news for those who 'hate plastic' according to Samsung's designer on techradar, plastic is here to stay while Samsung focus more on user experiences.

If, that ruffles a few feathers then "hard cheese".

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  • 2013-03-18 19:35
  • SgvH

nice touch after nokia lumia 920

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  • 2013-03-18 19:03
  • 7tP0

Samsung pulled this garbage again...keep the dams specs the same!

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  • 2013-03-18 18:52
  • RYcK

Samsung is trying with small but significant changes. Trying hardware innovation, and software refinement, think AMOLED/PHOLED, TIZEN, TOUCHWIZ on top of Android, the NOTE series, QUADCORE, different processors for products, DIAMOND pixels, hover function without the mouse, etc

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  • 2013-03-18 18:39
  • rrbv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-18 17:08 from PG5Y - click to readBoo hoo :(

We knew from the start they were making 2 different cpu/gpus and didn't state americans were going to get the octa anyway. So who cares, the 600 blows everything away that's out and coming out shortly.

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  • 2013-03-18 18:24
  • j$1y

Samsung should learn from Apple to manufacture a smartphone with same specification all around the world.

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  • 2013-03-18 18:20
  • gyf$

again, whatever you NEED...not what you WANT....personal reality, android phones do lags more than iphone...i own both....s3 and ip5...

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  • 2013-03-18 18:18
  • 7EP%

> In reply to Sandy @ 2013-03-18 16:49 from QAsV - click to readSamsung S4 with 1.9ghz Snapdragon 600 blow everything away including puny iphone 5.

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  • 2013-03-18 18:17
  • xA1g

> In reply to [deleted post]"performance has only changed about 30%" Well at-least with the S4 vs S3, the S4 seems to be over 59% more powerful then it's predecessor
& 206% faster then the S2. Which is bad according to you right?

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  • 2013-03-18 17:25
  • 7x$2

Because US version concentrates on LTE.QUALCOMM is superior in LTE than EXYNOS.Still EXYNOS is somewhat lag behing qualcomm in LTE,That's the reason samsung chose qualcomm in US version.

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  • 2013-03-18 17:16
  • utGr

Here we go again, Samsung up to their usual antics. They only ever highlight their powerful stuff, then start changing things up behind the scene. Watch for new and confusing models coming soon. All looking the same too I might add.

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  • 2013-03-18 17:08
  • PG5Y

> In reply to - SiTdOwN - @ 2013-03-18 15:55 from Mfxa - click to readAll those that you stated are worse on sony and htc, and no point even mentioning iphone because they haven't changed since 2007. enjoy your ranting while we enjoy a nice phone. :)

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  • 2013-03-18 16:51
  • j$1y

Apple processor are super fast as compare to Samsung Galaxy.Own both S3 and Iphone 5 but temple run and subway surf games works like anything on Iphone and the same on samsung lags everytime

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  • 2013-03-18 16:49
  • QAsV

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