Could Samsung’s very own octa-core Exynos processor be holding back the Galaxy S4 release date?
At a time when Samsung should have been concentrating on the unveiling of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 – undoubtedly the Korean giant’s flagship smartphone – it now appears the company may have more pressing issues to attend to; such as how to keep to the smartphone’s intended release date .
The internet is awash with rumors about delays facing the launch of the Galaxy S4, originally thought to be being released on the fourteenth of next month.
It appears that all the rumors do have one common factor however – faults with the smartphone’s processor.
The new Galaxy S4 was thought to be launching in the near future complete with the Exynos Octa eight-core processor. Initial reports suggest that the Galaxy’s S4’s predecessor, the Galaxy S3, has already been in production for weeks longer than was planned and that the production of the new model has been delayed as a direct result of the company’s own Exynos Octa processor.
The problems with said processor were thought to be in relation to over-heating and power drainage – two of the biggest issues the new octa-core chip were supposed to tackle like never before. The reports also went on to suggest that the Korean giant was likely to turn to external providers in search of a solution; in particular to Qualcomm. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Chipset is therefore whispered to be replacing the Exynos Octa processor in the Galaxy S4.
There are however, conflicting rumors. Other reports suggested that Samsung has recently changed to the Exynos Octa processor as a direct result of problems with another of its processors, the Exynos 5450. The reports are similar in terms of the problems being faced i.e. overheating and power loss, but the fundamental difference being the suggestion that the new Galaxy S4 will come with the Exynos Octa processor as originally thought.
There is an issue with this however as it has been identified that the Exynos Octa processor is surprisingly not LTE enabled. What this essentially means is more room will be taken up in the new smartphone to ensure the phone is LTE enabled.