No AMOLED screen display tech and Exynos CPU for the Galaxy S4, a new report said, further strengthening earlier reports that the new Samsung flagship will rely on a 1.9GHz Qualcomm chip for brute power.
Instead of using the eight-core Exynos processor on the upcoming handset, Samsung will reportedly opt for the quad-core Snapdragon 600 in powering the Galaxy S4, according to SamMobile.
The same report indicated too that SoLux display component will replace the Super AMOLED that has been a mainstay of the Galaxy S series but Samsung will keep the 4.99-inch screen size revealed on an earlier display roadmap of the Asian tech giant.
It was alleged that "Samsung's AMOLED factory does have many problems with the production of full HD AMOLED screens," forcing the company to a Plan B switch.
It's unclear at the moment if the AMOLED production glitch will also affect the final make-up of the soon-to-be released Galaxy Note 3, previous versions of which were on AMOLED HD display too.
Note that the Galaxy Note 8.0 that was debuted on Sunday came out with no AMOLED though experts quickly pointed out that as a mid-range device from Samsung the phablet is not expected to flash the same specs of its high-end siblings.
Nonetheless, nothing much will be altered on the final Galaxy S4 features as SamMobile echoed what have been previously known:
- 4.99-inch Full-HD SoLux Display
- Snapdragon 600 1.9 GHz
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage capacity
- 13MP main camera shooter
- Home button with capacitive buttons
- Plastic build with aluminium margins
- Removable back-cover and battery
Earlier reports suggested that Samsung will skip out on Exynos for now as the company struggled with heat and energy concerns of the eight-core CPU, leaving it unrealistic for the Galaxy S4 deployment.
Exynos Octa 5 was tipped to deliver more operating hours but less power consumption but tests apparently pointed to the opposite, leading Samsung to abandon its in-house CPU for now in favour of the same chips that HTC used on the recently unveiled HTC One.
Reports are pointing to a March 14 unwrapping for the Galaxy S4, which Samsung will likely stage in New York. Commercial availability of the device will follow on early April.
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