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Just 10% of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Will Ship With Exynos 5 Octa Chip Inside

by On May 18, 2013

Exynos 5 Octa Chip According to a report from market analysts cited by Reuters, only one in ten Galaxy S4 units will sport an Exynos 5 Octa chip inside. The rest of 90% will be shipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon  600 graphic chips. The Exynos 5 Octa Chip is the coolest eight core GPU made by Samsung’s R&D department, this means is made  in house, like 80% of Samsung’s smartphone components and it consists of 2 quad core CPU’s put together.  For reference, 30% of the iconic Galaxy S3 were equipped with Samsung’s  Exynos chips. This means that  Samsung Galaxy S4, the current flagship of the Korean manufacturer, will be available in two versions of system on chip (SoC). Theoretically, both will have the same specs and the same performance, but according to some tests, in real life things look  quite different, the Exynos 5 Octa Chip having the edge, but the difference is not significant in day to day applications. Exynos 5 Octa Chip The shortage in Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa Chip comes from the huge commercial success of the Galaxy S4 and others, which means that supply cannot meet demand, so the Koreans will have to use Qualcomm’s processors on most of their high end devices. Actually, in the short period from its launch back in April, the Galaxy S4 became the fastest selling smartphone ever made by Samsung, with over 5 million sold in the first two weeks and the demand is increasing day after day. With demand on the up and up, Samsung decided to go for Qualcomm as its main supplier of SoC, while fighting with Apple for market dominance. Until recently, Apple and Samsung were close partners, with Samsung supplying displays and other stuff for the iPhones and iPads. But recently, after patent issues between the two tech giants, both companies are trying to distance themselves from one another. Currently, both Apple and Samsung get their NAND memory chips from Toshiba, Soc and LTE chips from Qualcomm, sensors from Sony and Gorilla Glass from Corning, but while Samsung provides over 80% of its smartphone components in house, it still has the edge versus Apple, that gets almost all its components from third parties. Recently, Apple partnered with Sharp for displays, in order to become less dependent from Samsung, its main competitor.   Source : Reuters   Source:    

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