Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 powers the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A with 150 Mbps data speeds

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

While the rest of the world is just warming up to the idea of LTE, Samsung has gone ahead and announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A for Korea with high data speeds upto 150 Mbps. And anything with LTE in it, is usually powered by one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips and the Galaxy S4 LTE-A is no exception. Powering the high speed phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC which blazed through benchmark tests that we ran recently. The flagship top tier chip is powering the Galaxy S4 and its LTE-A chip by providing the promised speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

Speaking on the announcement, Murthy Renduchintala, EVP of Qualcomm Technologies said

Snapdragon 800 processors with LTE Advanced are designed to deliver maximum performance and connectivity to users who want the fastest and best mobile experiences, from watching high-definition video to playing the latest mobile games,

LTE-Advanced represents a significant improvement over current standards and will only enhance these experiences on the Galaxy S4, and other future devices worldwide.

The Snapdragon 800 processors are by default a 3G/4G LTE MultiMode chip that supports most frequencies deployed worldwide. It also supports a new technology called Carrier Aggregation, which utilises more than one carrier and increases the overall transmission bandwidth to meet the high requirement of speeds. Fabricated with 28nm transistors, the Snapdragon 800 promises extended battery life and overall lesser thermal output. Joining the Krait 400 2.3 GHz cores is the Adreno 330 graphics chip. You can read more about its 4K playback capabilities and other features here.

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