Mar 16, 2013

U.S. Galaxy S4 ships with Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core Processor: Qualcomm

Samsung Galaxy S4

You might already know that the South Korean manufacturer has introduced two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with different processors. One with Samsung’s own 1.6GHz Exynos Octa-core processor and another version will include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor. The company has also noted that some regions will get Exynos 8-core processor equipped S4 phones, and some regions will include Qualcomm powered S4 phones. Samsung has failed to provide exact details on which version will be heading to the United States.

Well, a Qualcomm spokesperson has revealed out that all the U.S. versions (list includes Verizon, AT&T, T-Mo, Sprint and etc.) of the Galaxy S4 handsets will ship with the Snapdragon 600 quad-core processors under the hood. Samsung has also adopted the same ideas for Galaxy S III launch last year, by offering quad-core Exynos chips running GS III in international markets and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processors powered S III handsets in the U.S.

Qualcomm has introduced the new Snapdragon 600 chip at this year’s CES event in January. The Snapdragon 600 will include a quad-core Krait 300 CPU that offers speeds of up to 1.9GHz and a new, speedier Adreno 320 GPU. Snapdragon 600 chip provides a 40 percent performance improvement (using less power) over the yesteryear’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Newly launched HTC One and LG Optimus G Pro will also ship with the same Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip clocked at 1.7GHz.

Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 600 CPU

Samsung Galaxy S4 is heading to the U.S. via n AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Cricket, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, but none of these carriers have specified release dates for the device yet. So far, AT&T and T-Mobile have opened sign-ups on their websites to receive details on the availability and price details of the Galaxy S4. We also reported that the device is set for April 26th in UK, while certain carriers will start taking pre-registration from the customers on March 28th.

If need a specs refresher, Samsung Galaxy S4 is armed with a 4.99-inch 1080p screen, 2GB of RAM, 13MP back camera with 12 different shooting modes, 2.1MP front-facing shooter, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage, microSD card slot to accept 64GB cards, 42Mbps HSPA+, 4G LTE connectivity, BT 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, IR remote, and some additional cool features including Smart Pause (it pauses a video when the software detects that the user is no longer looking at the screen), Smart Scroll, Samsung Adaptive display, S Health, S Voice Drive for voice control functionality, Group Play, Air Gesture functionality, S translator and more.

Source: Android Central

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