Samsung manual reveals possible Galaxy S4 with, you guessed it, Snapdragon 800

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Rumors that Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon 800 processor, the MSM8974, will make its way into a variant of Samsung's Galaxy S4 appear to have just been confirmed by a user manual of all things.

The online manual for a South Korean device known as the SHV-E330S, which Engadget believes to be an upcoming Galaxy S4 variant, confirms that the device sports Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800.

The SHV-E330S will also use new LTE-advanced technologies, according to the site.

So far little is known about this possible Galaxy S4 variant, and it would be pure speculation to guess whether we'll ever see a more powerful S4 out West.


One thing is certain from this revelation, though: Samsung is indeed beginning to integrate the Snapdragon 800 into its devices.

In fact, the use of the MSM8974 in the SHV-E330S makes it seem all the more likely that it will be included on the rumored Galaxy Note 3, as well.

The powerful new Qualcomm SoC supports 2.3GHz quad-core processing and Adreno 330 graphics, plus LTE-advanced and the possibility of 4K output.

Recently the powerful chipset was confirmed to be in LG's Optimus G successor, a phone that may also feature always-on voice commands.

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Earlier this week rumors also appeared that Nokia is putting the Snapdragon 800 in an unrevealed Lumia device.

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

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