Feb 22, 2013 09:20 AM EST
While only recently the Galaxy S4 was in news due to the fact that the smartphone could leave out the Exynos SoC from its plans, new reports have already cropped up with brand new information.
Per reports, the upcoming and highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4’s release is being delayed due to the fact that the company is yet to sort out issues regarding the Exynos 5 Octa processor.
The report actually confirms the earlier report that stated that the company was facing a lot of difficulties while dealing with all sorts of issue the Exynos 5 Octa was bringing forward, and that the company, due to this pressure, might look at Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs for its upcoming Galaxy S4 flagship products.
This new information was confirmed by Piper Jaffray analyst Gus Richard while talking about the Samsung-Qualcomm business relationship in view of the Galaxy S4 launch. Richard actually stated the same reason as reported before, saying that the Exynos 5 Octa has issues that forced Samsung to postpone the launch of the Galaxy S4 and look at Qualcomm for chips instead, and this would be a business decision that will benefit the latter.
“We believe Samsung’s Galaxy S4 has slipped and the Galaxy S3 has been in production a quarter longer than expected,” writes Richard. “We believe the S4 is being delayed primarily due to power issues with the company’s eight-core Exynos Octa […] we believe the company is likely to shift more to external sources. We believe QCOM will pick up more of Samsung’s S4 business,” Richard said.
It is actually taken for granted that a majority of the Samsung fans and potential buyers would like to see a next-generation Exynos chip powering the smartphone.
However, some recent benchmarks that have been leaked over time for the internal specifications of the new device have shown basically no match whatsoever, not even a slight possibility that Samsung could actually introduce any Exynos chip, let alone the much talked about Exynos 5 Octa.
It was stated that Samsung, instead, would be releasing the GS4 with Snapdragon 600 chips, and that would remain the same for all its variants. The most basic problem with Exynos 5 Octa, as reported, is the power consumption.
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