The Samsung Galaxy S4 that will be launched in April in UK will be released with the 1.9 GHz 4-core Snapdragon 600 and not the 8-core Exynos 5 CPU clocked at 1.6 Ghz. All that this means is that the phone will pack the 4G LTE chip. There aren’t any other differences between the other smartphone hardware parts.
Since the 4G LTE networks are rapidly growing and launched all over the world, we will surely see that other countries will be given the four-core Galaxy S4 instead of the eight core ones. However, the phones will run almost exactly the same since no matter which CPU models are packed. We will shortly post a new article that contains more info about which SGS4 model each country will receive the next month. Since the device uses a different processor we will also see that the build number used is the I9505 instead of I9500.
Omio were the first ones to report this and it seems like they got a response from Samsung that the UK Galaxy S4 will feature the 4-core 1.9 GHz CPU because of the 4G LTE chip. As you know the 4G network is not supported on Exynos processors and that is why Samsung uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 model instead. Despite the fact that these device will be packing a different CPU, the Galaxy S4 will still sell big.
The official Samsung statement says that the ‘selection of application processor varies by markets’ and that, eventually, the UK Galaxy S4 will be a 4G smartphone that packs the 1.9 GHz quad-core CPU. As you know this will be the same device that will be launched in the United States. However, if you prefer the 8-core variant then you can choose to order a device from Germany or from any other country and then use it in the UK.
So, UK people, are you disappointed that you won’t get the overhyped 8-core Galaxy S4 or do you prefer better Internet speeds over 4G LTE networks? Leave your thoughts in the comments section and tell which model of the Galaxy S4 do your prefer to buy.