Rumors about the Galaxy S IV are flying, and we can’t help but get a bit nervous. Will the device be what we wanted? Will Samsung once again surprise us with something unique? We don’t know, but a specific rumor going around has us a bit worried. The rumor says that, just like with the Galaxy S III, Samsung is going to use multiple processor types, including its own Exynos and Qualcomm’s new series of Snapdragon. Specifically, this rumor states a mix of Snapdragon 600 and Exynos 5 Octa.
The reason Samsung used the Qualcomm chips in the US is because they had integrated LTE modems. The Exynos processor, much like the Tegra 3 at the time, could not support anything more than HSPA+. However, Samsung eventually created an external modem for the Exynos and released the Galaxy S III LTE. Then they made the Note II, which has a quad core Exynos and LTE all over the world. So it seems unlikely for them to use Qualcomm chips for this reason.
However, a big reason is demand. They may have shortages of in-house Exynos chips and might have to start buying Snapdragons to keep up with demand. Though I do like Snapdragon chips, I would not want my Samsung without a Exynos, so this rumor worries me. I hope Samsung gets Exynos available around the world. What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments!