Galaxy S4 Exynos 5 Octa Packs 4G LTE Support, Samsung Confirms
We all know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming is two variants, depending on what processor is powered by. First we have the Exynos 5 Octa model, and second the Snapdragon 600. Considering that the Exynos 5 Octa versions of the devices includes no less that eight cores it’s easy to imagine that all the customers want this very model to arrive in their country. However, not all of them are lucky as Samsung is offering the Snapdragon 600 in many markets.
Yes, some of us are frustrated, but hey, the Snapdragon 600 is good because it has support for LTE connectivity and the Exynos processor doesn’t. At least that’s what we though, until now.
It seems that we actually knew so little because the Samsung Galaxy S4 Exynos 5 Octa is in fact optimized to support LTE and all 20 bands, according to the SamsungExynos Twitter account. This comes as a big shock. Actually, the Exynos SoC has support for everything that the Snapdragon 600 does. Then why did Samsung implement the processor on all Galaxy S4 units, you might ask. We are not sure of anything, but if we are to believe Sam Mobile, it seems that Samsung didn’t have enough time to manufacture enough Exynos 5 Octa CPUs in order to meet the very high demand in late April, when the device will hit the stores.
The Samsung officials said a while ago that the mass production of the Exynos 5 Octa processor later than expected. In other words, Samsung can’t produce the necessary number of processors to equip all the units that are going to be shipped worldwide. This is actually the main reason why most of the Galaxy S4 units in the first batch are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 70% of them to be exact.
However, maybe the company will be able to solve the supply issues somehow. What version of Galaxy S4 will be available in your country?