J.K. Shin, head of Samsung Mobile, wants to calm the Galaxy S4 customers by saying that the Exynos 5 Octa version is not much powerful than the model sporting the Sanpdragon 600, according to Cnet. There is a little difference between the two processors but the users will not even notice it, so they should not be frustrated if the eight-cored beast us not available in their country.
As you all may know, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be released this week and will be available in several distinct versions depending on the internal storage amount, support for 4G LTE connectivity, and the CPU, of course. The United States and most of the European countries will get the Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 600 model, while the rest of the world will receive the one underpinned by the Exynos 5 Octa processor.
As the benchmarks tests have shown, the Exynos 5 Octa powered Galaxy S4 comes with a little more power than the version sporting Qualcomm’s CPU. In other words, the people who are not living in Europe or the US, will be enjoying some extra performance. The company has been criticized a lot lately because it offer the lower version of the Galaxy S4 to the US and Europe, in spite of the fact that these are the most important markets.
The Samsung Mobile CEO, added that the reason why the Sanpdragon 600 model of the Galaxy S4 will be sold in the United States and Europe is not the fact that the Exynos 5 Octa does not have support for 4G LTE, squashing all the previous rumors. Actually, Samsung’s processor does support LTE now, and the company is using two processor simply because it wants to meet the high demand for the smartphone.
As expected, the demand for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is very high and if the company had used only its own CPU it would not have been able to ship as many devices as required, thus it had to find another SoC supplier. Nevertheless, despite all these efforts, the company is still experiencing supply shortages and the smartphone will be sold only in limited supply, at least at first. Samsung expects that it will meed the demand in the weeks to come.
What about you guys, do you still think that the CPU matters?