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Samsung using Qualcomm CPU for Galaxy IV [rumour]

Why isn't Samsung using their own Exynos 8 core CPU?

Reports are coming in that Samsung have decided not to use their own Exynos processor in their upcoming super phone the Galaxy S IV. The company could in fact be using a Qualcomm SOC in their next flagship device. Don't get me wrong, this is still a great chip and it will offer around a 20% performance increase over the current generation Galaxy S range, but it’s really nothing to get excited about either.

So what do we know about this new SOC processor?

  • Based upon the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Krait 300 CPU
  • Adreno 320 graphics core
  • 32-bit dual-channel LPDDR3 memory
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


Would you prefer the multi-core Exynos ARM Cortex with A7 and A15 cores? I know I would. The phone is still going to be epic, no doubt about it but there are some who think that it could have been so much more, especially since it no longer features the AMOLED+ screen (it now has the SoLux Backlit screen). The phone will however still pack a mighty feature set with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, a 13MP camera and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage and part aluminium construction.

Are you looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy S IV or do you have another next-gen smartphone that you can't wait to get your hands on? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.