We had reports and a strong reason to believe that the South Korean smart phone manufacturer, Samsung, will bring in the company’s own Exynos 5 Octa eight core processor on the next flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S IV. But that suddenly fell off with the rumor that the company will be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon System on Chip (SoC). This seems to be the case for real.
Well, when I say for real, more than one source seems to have the same opinion, but this still is a rumor. Apparently, there is some power problem with the Exynos 5 Octa due to which the company is switching to the Qualcomm processor. Piper Jaffray analyst Gus Richard is the source for today’s news who is reporting that the South Korean tech giant will indeed use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in its new smart phone.
“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.”
We cannot be completely sure of this, as not all the predictions or news that analysts have reported turned out to be true. But we also have the fact that a Samsung employee has confirmed, anonymously of course, that the next phablet from the company, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, will have the company’s own Samsung Exynos 5 Octa under its hood.
In case the Galaxy S IV, does come out with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in it, Samsung would not accept the fact that there was any kind of problem with the company’s Exynos 5 Octa processor.
Source: Android Authority