Before the Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched, there were a lot of conflicting rumors about its processor. While some reports suggested that the device will be powered by the Exynos 5 Octa, other said that the Galaxy S4 will come with the Snapdragon 600. Nobody knew for sure until the device was finally unveiled.
As you already know, the rumors from both sides were accurate as the Samsung Galaxy S4 includes both Exynos 5 Octa and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. However, even though we know all the specs of the smartphone, we’re not sure which countries will get the one version underpinned by the eight-core processor, and which ones will be stuck with the Snapdragon 600 CPU, as Samsung wasn’t kind enough to tell us. Now, we can only guess who will be lucky enough to get the Octa-core Galaxy S4.
Of course, initially we though that the company will launch the phone just as it did with the Galaxy S3, with the United States and Canada receiving the Snapdragon devices, while the rest of the markets will get the Exynos S4. Unfortunately, Samsung has other plans in mind.
In order to make sure that there won’t be any issues with the units on stock, the company will release the Snapdragon variant of the Galaxy S4 in a lot non-American countries. Yes, we already found out that this particular version of the phone will head to Sweden, Denmark and the UK, but it seems that the list consists of many for countries, according to Sam Mobile.
So, the countries who will be receiving the Galaxy S4 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 are: Austria, Baltic nations, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Nordic countries, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and Australia.
It seems that some of the above mentioned countries will receive both versions of Galaxy S4 namely Italy, France, UAE, Germany, Korea, the Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the UK.
On the other hand, the countries where only the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S4 will be shipped are: Russia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazahstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Romania.
Anyway, even though the countries are listed this way it doesn’t mean that this is how thing will go. That’s why we recommend you not to entirely trust this reports because we are not quite sure of the lists are set in stone. In fact, I’m quite positive because I know for sure that in one of the countries supposed to get the Snapdragon Galaxy S4 (according to these lists), the devices is available for pre-order and it’s listed as being powered by the Exynos 5. So, don’t be that disappointed if you are not happy with the Galaxy S4 version that will hit your market.
On the other hand, some regions are almost certain to receive the Snapdragon S4, and I’m talking about the US, Canada, Sweden and Denmark. However, even though I assume that all of you want to get your hands on the eight-cored beast, there is no reason to consider buying another smartphone because, according to the latest benchmarks, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most powerful phone on the market, and I’m talking about the variant with the Snapdragonn 600 processor. We still don’t know how high are the performances of the Galaxy S4 powered by the Exynos 5 Octa yet. Plus, the device will never use all eight cores at the same time, so its power is kind of relative.
Also, having a more powerful processor has its downside because the battery life will be much shorter, though Samsung claimed that it CPU won’t drain some much juice.
With all this in mind, are you happy in which side has your country been listed? Or you simply don’t care about the processor?