Samsung Galaxy S4 Will Use Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
We heard previously that we won’t be getting our first taste of 8-core handset, in the form of Samsung Galaxy S4 and it will use a Qualcomm’s SoC instead. Another interesting detail about the phone has recently surfaced and it mentions about the specific processor model used.
It appears that Samsung’s upcoming flagship will be packing Qualcomm new processor model, the Snapdragon 600. Traditionally, Samsung uses Exynos processors for its Galaxy S lineup. By using a self-made processor, Samsung has more control on its supply line and by not being dependent to other chip makers, the company has a stronger market position. Reports also said that heating issues affects Exynos 5 Octa processor and it forces Samsung to switch to Qualcomm’s processor.
Despite being still a quad-core processor, the Snapdragon 600 is an excellent performer and it won’t hurt the performance of Samsung Galaxy S4. Another significant improvement will be the SoLux panel on the 4.99” 1080p display. Nothing is known about the new display technology and we may safely expect that the display will have an excellent brightness level that allow good visibility under direct sunlight.