has bravely used its homegrown Exynos
processor in its mobile devices, and for the most part that’s been a successful endeavor. Further, it makes sense to keep as much of the manufacturing process in-house, because companies can avoid dealing with third party licensing fees and contracts, can act more quickly to resolve any issues, and exert more control over the actual manufacturing process.
However, Samsung appears to be changing its tune on that strategy. According to SamMobile, the company is ditching Exynos for its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV
phone in favor of a Snapdragon
600 (1.9 GHz) processor. The phone will also reportedly have Full HD SoLux Display instead of AMOLED.
According to SamMobile’s sources, the 8-core Exynos chip that Samsung originally planned to use was having overheating problems, and the company was also struggling to produce full HD AMOLED screens, which would necessitate the switch in that regard.
Plenty of folks, ourselves included, are excited to see the Galaxy S IV when it finally launches on March 14th
, but these rumors temper our expectations somewhat.