When the first report that suggested the fact that the Galaxy S4 will come with an 8-core CPU, everybody was very surprised and some of them rather skeptical at first. However, it turned put that the rumors were actually true and Samsung did unveiled its flagship sporting the Exynos 5 Octa processor. Unfortunately, not all the customers will have the possibility to enjoy the octa-core processor because it will be included only in the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Of course, we kind of expected that the variant available in North America won’t be powered by the Exynos 5 Octa, and will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600. In other words, the US customers and well as the Canadian ones won’t get the Exynos 5 Octa CPU and the PowerVR SGX 544MP3, but the quad Krait cores and the Adreno 320 GPU.
Nothing surprising so far as we expect that things would be this way. However, the shocking news is that, even though it was supposed to receive the Exynos 5 Octa powered Galaxy S4 like all other European countries, it seems that the Swedish market will be stuck with the version underpinned by the Snapdragon 600 SoC. To be more exact Swedish carrier Tele 2 is listing the version of the Galaxy S4, which was supposed to be available only in North America.
At first glance it may seem as a big disappointment for the Swedish customers, but if you think about it the Snapdragon 600 is also a great chip and offers better performances than the CPU of rival high-end smartphones, which are sported by the same processor but clocked at a lower frequency. According to the latest benchmark tests, the Samsung Galaxy S4 powered by the Snapdragon 600 got better results than competing flagship devices such as the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z.
As for the European version of the Galaxy S4, we still don’t its performances because the benchmarks don’t have support for an eight-core processor yet, so the results are not quite accurate.