Wouldn’t it figure; we just get done giving you a summary of what to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy S IV when a new rumors comes our way, causing us to (once again) question what Samsung’s preparing. Like so many of the phone’s rumors lately, this one is looking at the choice of SoC Samsung uses in these handsets, and attempts to throw Exynos chips back in the running.
To recap, at first everyone was talking about the GS4 being powered by Exynos chips, and the Exynos 5 Octa in specific. Then we saw a number of benchmark results turn up that appeared to suggest we were looking at handsets running Qualcomm chips. That was followed up by specific rumors claiming that, instead of these just being regional variants, Samsung was going with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 across the board, and no GS4 models would use the company’s own chips this time around. Now we’re once again returning to the possibility of different SoCs in different markets.
Supposedly, according to analysts at JPMorgan, the US could get Snapdragons, and Europe would see Exynos components. We’re not sure just how much faith to put in this claim, as it doesn’t even attempt to address power consumption issues that we heard may be at the heart of the decision, but nevertheless thought it was worth sharing. Suffice it to say, we can’t wait for March 14 when hopefully this whole mess will get sorted out.