Previous reports on the Internet have suggested that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV will be powered by an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor. But a recent report on the Digital Times suggests that Samsung is reportedly planning to ditch the Exynos for a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Samsung it is reported is not happy with the power consumption and the high temperature issues on the Exynos chips and hence is favoring the Qualcomm SoC to power its next flagship model. The South Korean company previously used a Snapdragon S4 processor on a limited number of Galaxy S III models and is now expected to use the more powerful quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset, similar to the one powering the newly launched HTC One.
As we’ve reported earlier the Galaxy S IV is expected to sport a 4.99-inch 1080p HD display, has a 2GB RAM and is set to include other features like a 13-megapixel camera, a microSD slot and wireless charging capabilities. On the software side of things we can expect an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone with a layer of TouchWiz.
The whole world, especially the folks at HTC are waiting for Samsung to announce the Galaxy S IV at its event on March 14 in New York.