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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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"score of 21,089" I've seen a video on YouTube showing a AnTuTu score of 25,900 also ;)


Can't wait to see final release hardware & software performance!

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  • 2013-03-18 16:47
  • 7x$2

wow spec whores.....specs are a waste too follow cause there are too many and it's bs and ridiculous to follow..

following specs are like Fads and trends....they always die fast and forgotten unless they've made a huge impact on society

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  • 2013-03-18 16:13
  • DP1f

> In reply to Birdi @ 2013-03-18 14:28 from IHBH - click to readI guess because of the use of different LTE band?
Just like in the Galaxy S3.

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  • 2013-03-18 15:59
  • Py8B

> In reply to killer droid @ 2013-03-18 15:34 from QGtq - click to readyou mean the lag, the freezing, the delayed updates, the crap battery life, the ugly design, the ugliest android UI, and to be able to be part of a "trend"?

... i hope i didn't make you cry. i've made you cry many times before.

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  • 2013-03-18 15:55
  • Mfxa

> In reply to Birdi @ 2013-03-18 14:28 from IHBH - click to readBecause the americans buy the most so it costs less and easier to make 1 million+ to sell to them.

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  • 2013-03-18 15:51
  • j$1y

In Brazil, aparently the two versions will be available: LTE version (Snapdragon 600) R$ 2.499 and 3G version (Exynos 5 Octa) R$ 2.399.

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  • 2013-03-18 15:42
  • P6xy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-18 15:14 from Mfxa - click to readIgnorant must people don't buy galaxy series for the spec but for the feature!!!!

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  • 2013-03-18 15:34
  • QGtq

intersting. Canada usually gets he Generic Global version of Galaxy. this is the first time Canada getting a Diff Version.

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  • 2013-03-18 15:31
  • 7Ce4

Exynos is Cortex A15 which is about 30-40% faster clock-forclock. Its clocked slightly lower though so the difference shouldnt be that big. Krait 300 is a great core anyway. lack of a7 cores is the biggest kicker though.

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  • 2013-03-18 15:14
  • 3ZH5

haha piece of junk.
this is wat samsung brings to the north american market? the same ugly design with a quad core processor and people get hyped about it? samsung galaxy fans are bigger blind followers than iphone fans!

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  • 2013-03-18 15:14
  • Mfxa

Just one word..


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  • 2013-03-18 15:06
  • RxnW

It seems to be the same thing here in Finland too. I
personally prefer Qualcomm over Samsung. I have never really trusted Samsung as a SOC desinger/manufacturer. Just remembering the Exynos exclusive security problems etc.

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  • 2013-03-18 15:02
  • mh@Y

For those would prefer Exynos 5 you can always import it from some European site.

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  • 2013-03-18 14:58
  • 3iJC

Why US edition of S4 is coming with such a big different processor.

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  • 2013-03-18 14:28
  • IHBH

> In reply to TheMan @ 2013-03-18 12:52 from fqgh - click to readBut Samsung used the Exynos chipset in the Galaxy Note II for the US At&t version which was launched few months after S3 launch last year, When S3 had the same treatment like S4 with Snapdragon chipset.

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  • 2013-03-18 13:51
  • 9x1f

exynos octa 5410 is more power efficient than snapdragon 600 but on speed n performance i cant say as we dont have a complete benchmark of newest exynos chip which samsung has put in S4... on the other hand snapdragon 600 has scored a lot better in benchmark pi in S4 but thats coz it z overclocked to 1.9ghz... i guess the snapdragon 600 will outperform exynos 5 octa in benchmarks n thus in performance... while in gpu, both adreno 320 n power vr sgx 544mp3 scored same 51.2 gflops so both performs equal in graphics...

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  • 2013-03-18 13:44
  • U{73

Blackberry CEO starts bashing Apple's iphone, calling it, 'out of touch'. lol
Nice one Blackberry - keep it up :)

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  • 2013-03-18 13:30
  • SgvH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-18 13:17 from 9x1f - click to readHow so? SD600 @ 1.9GHz is by far the fastest CPU on the market. In all likeliness, the Octa-core will be clocked down for heat and power reasons and fall behind the 26k AnTuTu score of the Snapdragon variant. It's a brilliant chip.

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  • 2013-03-18 13:29
  • M{4J

I really hate it when they show amazing device and say "in 2 months you'll be able to buy it!"
Show it a day before it hits the shops worldwide!!!
By the time its available I'll have too many alternatives and won't be sure any more. And I may end up using money elsewhere.

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  • 2013-03-18 13:24
  • gGk0

JK Shin unhappy with US market share ....?
This is the reason, US get second hand treatment

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  • 2013-03-18 13:17
  • 9x1f

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