Building on the success of its Galaxy S4, Samsung is busy releasing several variants of the device one after another. With the Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 Active and S4 Zoom already making hype, Samsung is unveiling a new Inter-powered Galaxy S4. The news comes from Engadget’s report on Intel’s keynote slide.
A presentation, which was part of Intel’s keynote, unveiled a list of devices that will arrive with Intel SoCs at its mobile keynote at Computex. Among the devices were ASUS MeMo Pad, ASUS FonePad, ZTE Geek, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Samsung Galaxy S4. The listing also included Windows-based ASUS laptops.
As of now, the Galaxy S4 comes in two processor versions – the Qualcomm Snapdragon and Exynos 5 Octa. The former is sold across America and Europe, while the latter is available in Asia and Africa. Samsung Mobile has not yet said anything about a new processor variant for Galaxy S4, so details about specs, price and release date are not clear. The device is expected to support LTE.
A recent report said that Samsung’s next generation flagship tablet – the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – will be powered by Intel Clover Trail 32nm SoC processor. While it is not surprising to see Intel chips in Samsung’s Ativ range, i.e., Windows-based devices, the use of Intel chips in its Android-based devices signals a new trend. Until now, Samsung has mostly relied on ARM chips for its Galaxy series.
There are possibilities that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S4 Intel variant at the IFA event in Berlin this September. The London Premier event, meant to unveil some Galaxy and Ativ devices, is on June 20th. Most probably, the Intel-based Galaxy S4 will arrive near the close of this year or early 2014. Samsung seems to be doing everything possible to make its Galaxy S4 iconic.