Galaxy S5 goes on sale in South Korea against Samsung's will, India gets octa-core chipset

Galaxy S5 goes on sale in South Korea against Samsung's will, India gets octa-core chipset

The particular situation with South Korean carriers and their government-imposed inability to sell the Samsung Galaxy S5 after it launches on April 11 has reached a surprising conclusion. Although Samsung's co-CEO, JK Shin, confirmed that the telecoms' request to launch the phone early was denied,  it seems SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+ went ahead and put the S5 on sale anyway.



Surprised? You are in the same boat with Samsung - in its statement, the company said that it's "very puzzled" by the carriers' high-handed move. It "expressed regret" at their decision and is now "working to verify all the facts". Samsung also confirmed that the global launch schedule will remain unchanged, and the Galaxy S5 will officially debut in April.



Meanwhile, the GS5 is now available for $808 unlocked in South Korea. It's likely that the carriers will have a small amount of phones to sell, as Samsung has provided them with a “limited number” of units for promotional purposes. Either way, the most anxious fans of Sammy flagship over there are probably happy with the early release.



In other Galaxy S5 related news, Samsung India's website listed the Galaxy S5 with an octa-core Adonis Prime 2 CPU, instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 chip. The Adonis CPU is an octa-core Exynos 5420, which features four cores clocked at 1.9GHz and four clocked at 1.3GHz. We wonder whether Sammy's silicon is capable of the same camera tricks that come bundled with Qualcomm's image processing chip.



source: Yahoo, The Verge, Samsung India

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  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. GamasK

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

The octa core version achieved nearly 39.000 in antutu and if i'm not mistaken it still support 4k video recording

6. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I believe the international version(indian one included) has exynos 5422 with intel XMM6360 and it does supports 4k recording.. because I read that during the conference they said that both the Cortex A15 and Cortex A9 quad-core processors will be active simultaneously... Also this page says it does supports 4k recording..http://www.samsung.com/in/galaxys5/specs.html so I think its exynos 5422..

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

AND PAPSMURF SAYS S801 IS BETTER AND MORE POWERFULL THAN THE A15 ROTFLMFAO

2. jaibharat

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

samsung cheating Indians,india galaxy s5 waste processor (exyno)

3. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Threat - Troll Detected.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If anything the world should be worried as India is getting a more powerful processor.

5. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

This is a crappy processor and the wonderful thing about this is that Samsung will not release the drivers and source code for this chipset and Indians are screwed twice over because they cant even install custom roms after samsung stops supporting this.

7. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Samsung updates its hardware for a long duration,,by the time they stop supporting s5 u probably would have jumped to some other phone..and there are always custom roms for the exynos versions, whether they release the source code or not...exynos is a powerful processor..

11. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

ohh, please show us how you can make a wonderful processor.

15. Adithya7184 unregistered

i am using galaxy s2(Indian I9100 model with Exynos 4412) with custom kernel(search Dorimanx kernel in xda), custom rom(resurrection remix 4.4.2) and i don't have any issues on flashing custom roms and kernels

23. raghu67

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

story with S2 is completely different my friend.. things changed a lot with exynos n samsung supporting devs from those S2 days.. I myself have moved away from S3,note2 n s4 only because of this reason..

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

AND PAPASMURF SAYS THE A9 ARM CORTEX AKA S801 IS BETTER THAN ARM CORTEX A15 LMFAO i forgot hes a snapdragon fan, never gives credit to A15 but to the lower version overclocked 2.5 s801

14. Adithya7184 unregistered

Exynos processor is better than crapdrogon....

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

way much better, even apple was using exynos on there ip4.4s

8. jaibharat

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

this octa core phones are heating tomuch like electric heater,and tomuch radiation.

9. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I have an exynos s4 ,,it never overheats,,gets a little warm after playing games for more than half an hour or so..

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i think he has soft womens fingers and skin?

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That overheating issue was resolved in Exynos 5420 in Note 3

13. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

there was no overheating to begin with,,,there is a difference between getting a little warm,which every phone does, and overheating..Only s2 and s3 overheated.

12. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Sam-sucks in india and many markets.......... Previously when sgn3 was announced india got exynos version which didn't have 4k recording and many other features and still it priced at higher than usual..................

16. Adithya7184 unregistered

nobody cares about 4K recording unless you have 128GB external sd card. i have a s2 and i always use 720p for recording videos.

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Are you from india??? If you're then you should probably aware of the fact that most of us don't even have Full hd TV....let alone 4k....what's the benefit of 4k when you don't even have a 4k tv in home.... In phones 1080p is more than enough.....

30. PAV123

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

he customers to save money on the exynos chipset since it will cutsee the point is not that ! you may not be having 4k tv or 4g lte reception but i have it ,i live in banglore i get 4g lte airtel here ,i have 4k tv ,i have money ,but if im spending 50k it tshould not go for waste.!! also this phone does not include few important camera features!! the cost of the phone is very high ;comparable with other flagships 49-50k. lte is there in kolkota ,banglore,chathisgarh etc .it is not very far to occupy other places !! all samsung demo phones kept at stores are snap dragon equipped ones to show all the features to attract or lure the customers in other words,i got shocked by seeing the on box specs of galaxy note 3 when i went to buy it!!! so now was waiting for s5,but again samesung is doin the same thing again!! it should be illegal by some sort by showing one phone in demo and selling some other phone by default!!! cheating them huge cost ,which would haven been shedded to qualcomm

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Whats the point of releasing lte version when its not available in india? why should samsung strain its production of qual comm version when its not needed

18. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

India should get its LTE running if it wants SD chipsets.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

SD are underdog of Exynos and apples a7 swift

19. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I don't see why people try to make it seem like the exynos octa is such a terrible cpu. I have the octa core 5420 note 3 and it's great. I had the option of either the snapdragon or the exynos and I picked the exynos. I picked it because i don't care for 4k recording and also I been using samsung exynos cpu's since the note 1 (with the exception of my galaxy mega 6.3) and I find them to be really fast and seamless. The exynos octa is even better. I can't imagine anything being faster than the exynos octa in my note 3. I would have to see it to believe it and so far i haven't seen it.

20. jaibharat

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

If exynos version is best,why samsung not releasing global market that price

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

cause they need to buy additional LTE chips which costs 20 dollars more. unlike SD its all in one

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