How many of you think it matters how many cores the processor in your phone has? It doesn’t matter, or at least that is what the head of IT and Mobile Communications and co-CEO of Samsung J.K. Shin would like you to believe. While Europe and the U.S. will get the quad-core Snapdragon version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, other markets will see the Exynos 5 octa-core variant. This decision has ruffled some feathers with consumers hoping to get their hands on the Exynos version here in the states without having to import it.
J.K. Shin believes this to be a moot point according to CNET, because the processors are similar enough that the average consumer wouldn’t be affected. If this doesn’t help you to understand Samsung’s decision, maybe this will: the real reason why Samsung chose to launch different specs in different markets was a supply issue. Most of us can probably agree that if you only have enough to supply your home market or an outside market, we would all chose the home market, and that’s what Samsung did.
There you have it folks, the reason why your shiny new Samsung Galaxy S 4 doesn’t have a Exynos 5 octa-core processor is a supply issue, but it doesn’t matter anyways. He is probably right. I’m sure the average consumer could walk out of the store with either variant and never know the difference. However for developers and gamers, a processor can mean whether their game is better then the next guy’s by pushing the limits of mobile gaming.
So do you guys agree with J.K. Shin? Do you think you could tell the difference?
Source: Tech radar