UK to See Quad-Core Galaxy S 4 Instead of Octa-Core Version


We knew that the Galaxy S 4 would have two different versions coming out. One will house the new Exynos Octa-core processor and the other will carry the quad-core Snapdragon 600 series. While some expected, and others hoped, that the UK would see the Exynos version, that appears to not be the case. According to Samsung the UK will see the Snapdragon variety. When questioned by various UK blogs they were quoted to say:

“Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with a 1.9GHz Quad-core AP or a 1.6GHz Octa-core AP. The selection of AP varies by markets … In the UK, the Galaxy S4 will be available as a 4G device with a 1.9GHz Quad Core Processor.”

While most of you may not notice the difference in your day to day use of it, it certainly does deflate the “my phone can beat up your phone” argument. For those of you across the pond, does it affect you decision to buy the device? Sound off below.

source: Eurodroid

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Jack is a tech enthusiast who is surviving small-town Wyoming. He's a newspaper editor by trade and a blogger for fun. His phone of choice is the Galaxy Note 4 and when he's not tinkering on that, he can be found researching new tech and wondering if his wallet can sustain a new tech purchase. When he's not in front of a computer, he's out in the mountains with his dog exploring the wilderness.

  • Jamwllms

    If you really feel you need an Octa-core in your mobile phone, you’re probably over compensating for something.

  • ususer

    Snapdragon quadcore perform better than big. Little octacore.


      And how do you know that?

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  • BIGsurj

    Would be really helpful if more information was actually given on what apps and functions are improved by having 8cores with a slower clock speed v 4cores with higher clock speed? My PC rarely uses it’s quad core processor so what is the benefit of octacore in a phone???

  • ChuckN007

    I think it is “much ado about nothing.”
    The two CPU versions are essentially equal, but are used because of technology differences in different countries, from what I have heard and read. I heard that the US is getting the quad core because of the LTE here. I don’t know why that matters, or even if it’s true, but that was the explanation of why the 8 core won’t come to the US. I have also heard, and I think seen bench tests, that the quad core outperforms the 8 core in many of the standard usage tests. I also read that the quad core has had more testing and usage than the 8 core (which is essentially brand new), which also seems to arguably favor the quad core, or at least make it equal.
    I don’t have any problem if the US phones get the quad core CPU. I don’t think the quad core is inferior.
    Remember that the quad core has 4 cores with all cores at 1.9 GHz each, whereas the 8 core is really two quad cores, and has one quad core with each core at 1.6 GHz, and the other quad core with each core at 1.2 GHz. Depending on how many cores will get used for any particular function, the quad core could be running more cores and at a higher clock speed than the 8 core.
    Considering that my current phone is a Thunderbolt with a single core at 1 GHz, and it does everything almost instantaneously, either CPU configuration of the S4 will be a huge speed increase.
    And, No, none of this influences my decision about buying. I will be buying an S4 as soon as they become available.

  • Funem

    Still don’t understand why the same model of phone, regardless of the region its released in has to have different core configurations. Devices are sometimes supported differently by games because of the chipsets. Tegra, Snapdragon, Exynos etc available chip sets are bad enough but having different types of chips in the same model of phones…. its madness. No wonder developers stick to Apple, the configuration of tablets and handsets is much smaller and easier to support.