Exynos vs Snapdragon: Samsung wants to enter into a war with Qualcomm

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Samsung has been making homegrown Exynos processors for a few years now, but they still used the Snapdragon for most of their devices. The reason usually involved LTE compatibility, but production capacity could have also played a part. Now recent reports of the Snapdragon 810 overheating has fueled speculation that Samsung will ditch Qualcomm in favor of their own chip on the Galaxy S 6, but other analysts contend the Exynos isn’t ready for primetime yet. However, overheating or no overheating, it appears that Samsung might not be making this decision based on that. It appears that Samsung is ready to expand the Exynos to not only most of their their devices, but hopefully with other manufacturers, thus entering into a war with Qualcomm.


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Bloomberg: Samsung to drop Snapdragon 810 in favor of the Exynos chip for the Galaxy S 6

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Samsung has been making their own Exynos-branded chips for a while now, and it was only a matter of time until they utilized them on most of their devices. Whether it was production issues or the ability to play nice with LTE, Samsung has always to utilized both the Exynos and the Qualcomm Snapdragon for specific markets, but that might change with the Galaxy S 6.

We have heard a number of rumblings that Qualcomm’s latest and greatest chip, the Snapdragon 810, has overheating issues. Qualcomm wants you to believe there isn’t an issue because the LG G Flex 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note were both announced using the said chip, but those manufacturers might have made modifications. It was already rumored that Samsung might tone down the use of the 810 in the Galaxy S 6, but Bloomberg is now reporting that Samsung plans on using the Exynos exclusively. According to them, Samsung will go with just the Exynos for all markets.


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Samsung may be working on a mobile GPU to pair with Exynos processors for 2015

samsung_exynos_5_chipA major component of Samsung’s business deals with mobile processors, and their Exynos CPUs are always top-notch chips even when compared to offerings from Qualcomm and NVIDIA. However, Samsung typically relies on other manufacturers for the GPU in their mobile devices, but it looks like that might change next year.

A new report suggests Samsung is in the process of developing its own GPU to pair with its Exynos processors, and it’s slated for release as early as mid-2015. If that date is accurate, we’ll probably miss seeing it in the Galaxy S6, but there’s a good chance we could see it end up in the Galaxy Note 5 or whatever else succeeds the Note lineup in the second half of the year.
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Samsung’s new Exynos 5433 is the first to use Cortex-A57/A53 cores

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The Galaxy Note 4 that will ship internationally has the new Exynos 5433 processor inside. While the device has not been marketed as a having 64-bit architecture behind it, it turns out that this Samsung SoC does support it. AnandTech found that the Exynos 5433 is indeed a 64-bit SoC with Cortex-A57 and A53 cores. This is all while using the big.LITTLE setup. The GPU paired with the Exynos 5433 is the Mali T760.

When Android L launches this fall, there is a chance that Samsung activates the Galaxy Note 4′s 64-bit capabilities.

Source: AnandTech

The rear covers on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets are deforming due to processors overheating

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets offer some seriously nice displays, but it turns out the quality comes at a price.

According to Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, the tablets’ processors heat up after heavy usage — which is not rare, however this heating up is causing a minor deformation of the rear cover. The above photo features a  Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with a damaged back.


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Samsung announces new Exynos processor with integrated 4G LTE modem

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Today, Samsung has unveiled a brand new Exynos ModAp processor that features an integrated 4G LTE modem. This is a quad-core SoC that supports both regular LTE speeds as well as LTE Advanced. At the very least, it is now possible to achieve at least 150Mbps. Of course, a new processor always includes better performance in terms of multitasking and support for high resolution camera lenses.

By integrating a 4G LTE modem with this new Exynos processor, Samsung has finally caught on to what Qualcomm has been up to for the last two years. This means it may finally be possible hardware manufacturers in the United States choose this processor for smartphones rather than just Samsung rolling with it for tablets.

Source: Samsung

Leaks on Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini provide pictures, benchmarks and specs

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A series of leaks have appeared online regarding the Galaxy S5 Mini, including not only pictures, but also Antutu benchmark results as well as specs.

As you’ll see in the benchmark screenshots, the device packs the Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470) SoC clocked to 1.4GHz. The GPU is a Quad-core Mali-400 MP4 clocked at 450MHz, there’s 1.5GB RAM, 16GB expandable memory, an 8MP main camera and a 2.1MP front shooter. Both cameras can shoot up to Full HD 1080p video. The screen is 4.5-inches and is a 720p Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and the device features a fingerprint scanner and heart rate scanner.


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