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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 Anonymous @ 2013-03-18 12:53 from M3s@ - click to readWe'll see about that. :)

Samsung didn't even have prototypes ready for the Unpacked event. You just remember what I said here. No 5410 on shelves before end of May.

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  • 2013-03-18 13:16
  • M{4J

> In reply to Bone @ 2013-03-18 13:13 from M{4J - click to readNot true i need a source man.
Check here in Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn
Samsung don't deal with Foxccon at all, they depend on themselves, "engadget" mentioned they put order to their factories not Foxccon to build Exynos and other parts.

Major customers of Foxconn include or have included:

Acer Inc. (Taiwan)[39]
Amazon.com (United States)[7]
Apple Inc. (United States)[40]
Cisco (United States)[41]
Dell (United States)[42]
Google (United States)[43]
Hewlett-Packard (United States)[44]
Microsoft (United States)[45]
Motorola Mobility (United States)[42]
Nintendo (Japan)[46]
Nokia (Finland)[40] [47]
Sony (Japan)[8]
Toshiba (Japan) [48]
Vizio (United States)[49]

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  • 2013-03-18 13:15
  • fqgh

> In reply to TheMan @ 2013-03-18 12:44 from fqgh - click to readDo you understand the word assemble? Samsung manufactures the chips, but Chinese hands assemble the components into the product called Galaxy SIV. Takes a lot of time from chip manufactured to hit the stores, 6 weeks at least, and Samsung claims they'll only start manufacturing the Octa somewhere down the line n Q2.

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  • 2013-03-18 13:13
  • M{4J

The Snapdragon 600 -version will be available at Finland too. I checked that info from Samsung few days ago.

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  • 2013-03-18 13:13
  • pauB

> In reply to Bone @ 2013-03-18 11:57 from M{4J - click to reader.....were getting them in Carphone Warehouse on the 26th on April..sim free

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  • 2013-03-18 12:53
  • M3s@

> In reply to Cereal Killer @ 2013-03-18 11:56 from K6me - click to readhttp://www.glbenchmark.com/res...amp;test=448
Exynos dual core A15 "Nexus 10" scored more than Snapdragon quad core A15 "LG Optimus G + HTC One".

Even so i don't rely on benchmarks, because real life experience which is count and Exynos is better in real life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_yAazP_VC8

BTW Samsung can't use Exynos chip with LTE in north America and Sweden because of the patents. Qualcomm patented LTE technology in there, Samsung can't use Exynos chip embedded with LTE chip inside they must use it separately which will make the phone heavier and thicker and more battery drainage.

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  • 2013-03-18 12:52
  • fqgh

I wonder how those benchmark figures will look once the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z get a firmware update to 4.2.2. As I recall once the HTC One X was updated to 4.0.4, the figures were much much closer to the SGS3.

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  • 2013-03-18 12:51
  • iLV3

Norway is also getting the Snapdragon 600, according to Samsung Norway. Apparently it's because its the only chipset that supports our 4G.

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  • 2013-03-18 12:49
  • ntxp

> In reply to i knew that @ 2013-03-18 12:39 from YhdC - click to readMay I ask what was your first smartphone ?

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  • 2013-03-18 12:46
  • SgvH

> In reply to Bone @ 2013-03-18 11:57 from M{4J - click to readStop making lies man, Samsung build their own chips and parts they don't rely on Foxccon or Compal as Nokia, HTC, Sony, Apple and the rest!

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  • 2013-03-18 12:44
  • fqgh

> In reply to Dorian @ 2013-03-18 12:02 from LdQb - click to readyes sir Samsung for life , i had my first samsung phone in 1998 - the fisrt iphone was release 2007 with camera with no flash had it for one day gave it to my mother . april 26 the King is Coming drum roll plzzzz

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  • 2013-03-18 12:39
  • YhdC

> In reply to Cereal Killer @ 2013-03-18 11:56 from K6me - click to readI wholeheartedly agree we are lucky - thanks :)

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  • 2013-03-18 12:16
  • SgvH

In Switzerland it seems to be the same.
My prefered online shop also lists the snapdragon version.

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  • 2013-03-18 12:14
  • yIVx

> In reply to Dorian @ 2013-03-18 12:02 from LdQb - click to readThat's a remarkable achievement for such a smartphone - Well said Dorian.

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  • 2013-03-18 12:14
  • SgvH

Device
1.Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
Daily hits 335,828

world record :)

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  • 2013-03-18 12:02
  • LdQb

Not really a surprise as Octa manufacturing only starts in Q2 and then it has to make the Foxconn plants, units assembled and packed, shipped overseas, checked at customs and by local quality control, make it to carrier testing and bloatware and then push out to the market. I don't see Octa-core SIVs landing before the very end of May, maybe early June.

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  • 2013-03-18 11:57
  • M{4J

> In reply to Tiger @ 2013-03-18 11:52 from SgvH - click to readHow are we lucky?
Thought the exynos 5 octa was better than snap dragon 600....O_o
At least in battery life...

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  • 2013-03-18 11:56
  • K6me

I've just decided to up-root and move to Canada lol :)

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  • 2013-03-18 11:54
  • SgvH

Canada and Sweden you lucky, lucky lot,
Now i'm jealous sob, sob, sob :(

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  • 2013-03-18 11:52
  • SgvH

lolz we are left out yet again.

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  • 2013-03-18 11:48
  • q{2X

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