Updated Galaxy S4 to Get Faster Snapdragon 800 CPU (Report)

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is reportedly getting one of Qualcomm’s super powerful Snapdragon 800 processors. The new handset appears to be the same LTE-Advanced version of the popular smartphone announced few days ago. According to Engadget, the Snapdragon 800-powered S4 will be launching in South Korea.

The news broke when folks at RBmen got their hands on a user manual for the latest S4 that specifically mentioned the Snapdragon 800 chip.

MORE: Which Samsung Galaxy S4 is Right for You?

Beyond the ability to support LTE-Advanced, Qualcomm’s chip also packs an impressive performance punch. During our Snapdragon 800 hands-on at Mobile World Congress 2013, we were impressed to see how quickly and sharply the CPU rendered 3D graphics. The Snapdragon can also stream 4K video.

The LTE-Advanced capability offered by Snapdragon 800 is a form of carrier aggregation, a technology that combines a carrier’s radio channels across non-adjacent bands. By doing so, Qualcomm claims its chip can achieve Web speeds as high as 145 Mbps, which would allow for over-the-air streaming of 4K video.

via: Engadget, RBmen

Daniel P. Howley
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A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining Laptopmag.com. He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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