Official Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 CPU announced

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Samsung oficially announced a new version of the Galaxy S4 equipped with Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 800 CPU and LTE-Advanced internet. The quad-core chip works at 2.3GHz and supports data transfer of up to 150MBps.

The new model will be sold only in South Korea at first. It will appear in other countries in the upcoming months.

The rest of its specifications remain the same as in the original Galaxy S4.

We argue that this version will replace the troubled Exynos 5 Octa version that never really reached markets. The fast, but battery demanding Cortex-A15 cores gave both Samsung and NVIDIA a hard time. ARM’s new technology met both companies unprepared to handle it properly which is the reason we are yet to see Exynos 5 or Tegra 4 devices in retail.

No doubt though, when everyone gets to grips with the cores and the battery tech gets optimised further, those chips will slay.

Source: PhoneArena