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Snapdragon 600 to power 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch

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Snapdragon 600 to power 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch - read the full textLatest reports suggest Samsung will use Snapdragon 600 chips in 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch. This was already confirmed by the leaked list showing the availability of the two Galaxy S4 versions around the globe. In case you need a refresh, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be sold in two flavors -...


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So technically speaking we have the Snapdragon 600 chip in our s4's in South Africa? Is there any info on when the other 30percent might be released?

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  • 2013-06-01 00:43
  • rviF

what about the Gpu it is defrent ther is 2 GPU in samsung s4v?????

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  • 2013-04-20 18:53
  • HGJw

1.2Ghz Quad/1.6Ghz Quad vs 1.9Ghz Quad
Obviously the 1.9Ghz is going to be a faster chip. The big question will come down to battery life. If the battery with the 1.9Ghz is still an improvement over the SIII then that would be the model that I would prefer. But if the 1.2/1.6 has a drastically(more than 1h difference) better battery life, then I'd be willing to sacrifice performance for endurance.

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  • 2013-03-28 18:29
  • 4xQn

> In reply to Hortizano @ 2013-03-26 15:18 from PrVN - click to readExcept everything before the big event in new york was all rumor. And then even at the event they never mentioend speccs on the processor at the event. Even before the event however, there were speculation of both a quad and octa core processor.
Not to mention the fact that the Octacore only runs on 4 cores at a time (either 1.2 or 1.6 at a time, not both).

Not exactly something that I'd consider fraud.

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  • 2013-03-28 17:53
  • 4xQn

> In reply to Snapdragon @ 2013-03-26 12:41 from XNtq - click to readThe 800 has not been released yet

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  • 2013-03-27 12:30
  • q8uN

> In reply to zorril @ 2013-03-25 20:23 from TSBT - click to readYou are sooooo specific! blablabla... prove me wrong and site references or else zip it.

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  • 2013-03-27 11:12
  • 0VcB

> In reply to Hortizano @ 2013-03-26 15:18 from PrVN - click to readExcept that they didn't adverstise anything that they didn't do...

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  • 2013-03-26 22:34
  • 4Er}

Ok, this is in some countries considered FRAUD.. First, they advertise something with brilliant specifications to gain marketing momentum.. THEEEN.. they get to the public something completely different, in the knowledge that, derived of said momentum, people will buy it anyways... I don´t care if it is fast enough or not, I care that for the 70% of us it´s not going to be what we were hoping.. or dreaming about...

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  • 2013-03-26 15:18
  • PrVN

Why not the Snapdragon 800 will power it?

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  • 2013-03-26 12:41
  • XNtq

I won't buy S4 due to double standard by Samsung. Asian countries which has capabilities of LTE should also be given snapdragon 600

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  • 2013-03-26 05:44
  • HjA2

I have an s2 now. might as well get a s3 and get octa s4 for christmas

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  • 2013-03-26 04:13
  • 4raQ

which processor is better

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  • 2013-03-26 01:31
  • uC36

> In reply to Morcerf @ 2013-03-25 20:38 from LaxQ - click to readThat is correct. The biggest difference between the Exynos and Snapdragon 600 is the GPU. The GPU in the Snapdragon 600 is the Adreno 320, which is the same GPU used in the S4 Pro. The Adreno 320 is already a year old, and is much slower than say the old SGX543MP4, which is not a powerhouse to begin with.

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  • 2013-03-26 01:05
  • D3%$

Correct, The two different clocked sets of processors cannot share resources as the gates need to synchronise to the clock speeds of the processors so itís not possible to have 8 cores operating together.

If you look at some of the demo shown by Samsung they do not have them running simultaneously.

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  • 2013-03-26 00:01
  • 9xHW

> In reply to Ruben @ 2013-03-25 15:56 from n$kf - click to readIt amazes me that in the UK in 2013 we still don't have decent reliable 3G coverage and they (OFTEL) reckon that by 2017 the UK will have 100% 4G coverage.3G is fine with me when I can get it I get 7-8 MBPS which is fine for what I use my GS3 for.It also amazes me that some people worry about things like this.

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  • 2013-03-25 23:04
  • 3GCn

on Antutu benchmark it shows the Octocore version is at the top of the rankings. I believe it will have a longer battery life

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  • 2013-03-25 22:14
  • 3Djq

I don't understand why would anyone need LTE. This is what you get for complaining that you need LTE in a Nexus 4.

To be fair though, I don't even need 3g. I'm on 2g all the time and use the net over wifi. As a side note it serves reception and battery life really well and 2G is easily enough for email and facebook/IM.

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  • 2013-03-25 21:54
  • 3ZH5

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-03-25 16:21 from KjZ@ - click to readCreate a 5000 mah battery and perhaps ppl will losgrn

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  • 2013-03-25 21:48
  • ShLQ

> In reply to hi @ 2013-03-25 18:39 from 3Jf9 - click to readIt doesn't bother, it amazes me; for the very same reason it would amaze me if someone were to wish to buy a smartphone without 3g.

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  • 2013-03-25 20:41
  • n$kf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-25 19:59 from PFx7 - click to readThe Octa version features a more powerful GPU. Also, the fact that it's going to use a low powered quad core for no-power-hungry tasks it's going to help battery life a lot!

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  • 2013-03-25 20:38
  • LaxQ

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