When Samsung announced their Galaxy S 4 device last night, they revealed that some versions would ship with their 1.6 GHz Exynos 5 Octa chip and others would include a quad-core 1.9 GHz Qualcomm chip. There was some initial confusion over which Qualcomm processor would be used, but the company confirmed it’s their new Snapdragon 600 chip.
The Snapdragon 600 is the same chip that is also found in the new HTC One and LG Optimus G Pro. We haven’t seen a full set of benchmarks to compare the Exynos 5 Octa and the Snapdragon 600, but we believe they will offer a similar level of performance.
Highlights of the Snapdragon 600 include:
- Quad-core 1.9Ghz Krait CPU for fast, efficient asynchronous processing
- LTE Cat 3 network support
- 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM
- Hexagon QDSP6 for ultra-low power audio playback and video enhancements
- Speed enhanced Adreno 320 GPU for high-end 3D graphics and compute processing
- 1080p HD video capture and playback
- HD multichannel sound with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus audio
- OpenGL ES 3.0 conformant
Samsung has yet to confirm which processor will appear in the US versions of the Galaxy S 4, but it is widely believed that they will use the Snapdragon 600. The Galaxy S III also featured a Snapdragon chip, so this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.