A couple of days ago we found out that the Snapdragon 600 is not the only Galaxy S4 SoC that has support for 4G LTE, but also the Exybos 5 Octa. With this in mind we have been wondering who will get the eight-cored beast. It seems that one of the lucky markets will be the South Korean one, which is expected to receive the Samsung Galaxy S4 packing the Exynos 5 Octa processor with LTE capabilities and all.
Samsung isn’t able to offer all the Galaxy S4 units sporting the same processor because the company can’t produce enough Exynos 5 SoCs until the release date of the device, which will be in a few weeks. That’s why most shipped units will come with the Snapdragon 600 CPU. However, the company will provide the Exynos 5 Galaxy S4 at least in its home country.
According to South Korean portal Naver, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be released in Korea in late April or at the beginning of May. It looks like the manufacturer has performed a couple of tests on the Galaxy S4 and the device is good to go live in South Korea. Also, it might be possible that Samsung could hold a local Unpacked event to launch the smartphone.
The site doesn’t provide other details like pricing or an exact release date for when the Galaxy S4 will be available at the Korean mobile networks. Still, we expect that in a few weeks the local customers will be able to purchase the flagship.
Naver also mentions that the Galaxy S4 tests took 29 days, the device being kept in square protection cases to not reveal its design. As everybody expected, the Exynos 5 Octa of the device is a little bit more powerful than the Snapdragon 600 model, according to the latest benchmarks. Actually, the Exynos 5 Octa provides the highest performance available on the market these days. The only faster processor could be the Snapdragon 800, which is rumored to be sported by the Nexus 5.
We remind you that even though this information seems plausible, it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Samsung, but an Exynos 5 Octa Galaxy S4 in South Korea verisimilar.