UK Galaxy S 4 to also use the quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset, says Samsung

UK Galaxy S 4 to also use the quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset, says Samsung
Not that it should come as a surprise after seeing the benchmarks before launch, and considering EE has a 4G LTE network, but the Galaxy S 4 in the UK will sport a Snapdragon 600 chipset, just as in the US.

The updated press release about the UK launch from Samsung itself now states: “Samsung Galaxy S 4 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 S 4 will be available as a 4G device with a 1.9GHz Quad Core Processor".

The "1.9 GHz quad-core AP" is none other than Snapdragon 600, as confirmed by Qualcomm itself, so both the US and UK will be getting the standard fare, which would likely mean faster 3rd party dev support compared to the yet-uncharted Exynos 5 Octa processor of Samsung.

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. zackdbassist

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I hope India gets the Exynos 5 octa.

5. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

If it is better than Snapdragon 600 !@#$%#@!

7. Hemlocke unregistered

India does get the i9505. All of Africa, most of Asia, and some of Europe get the Exynos model, but no LTE. Only Snapdragon models get LTE.

10. zackdbassist

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

@Hemlocks Seems your piece of information is incorrect, head to Gsmarena. They have just posted the list of which country is getting which model and India is indeed getting the Exynos model. :) And most of the Europe is getting i9505 because they have LTE networks esatablished or about to be established. Some lucky countries are going to get both of them.

13. Hemlocke unregistered

That's what I said, and that's exactly where the info came from. Screw the A15, anyway. There's a reason why Apple and Qualcomm dissed the A15: The power consumption isn't worth the power, and the Big.little is just a complex Band Aid.

25. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Apple and Qualcomm cannot build the A15 that's why, give it to Samsung for pushing the envelope and providing bleeding edge technology to people. If I want to buy a Core i7, I don't want it to be adulterated with last gen Core 2 duo/quad instruction sets. I want the real deal with all the performance it can provide.

16. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I found that dosent make sense. I just confirmed that GS4 will be released 26th of April in Korea and it will have EXYNOS OCTA WITH HEXA-BAND LTE which covers all countries LTE Bands TD-LTE / FD-LTE Then why the f**k is snapdragon version coming to Australia??

27. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Because mass production of the octa doesn't start till sometime in q2 Whichi they just wont have enough chips to meet demand for the s4...I too was hoping for the octa but since seeing the 600 benchmarks on s4 am no longer bothered...as long as the phone is fluid I don't mid which chips under there... Only wanted ovta core just to say I have it lol

8. No_Nonsense unregistered

India is getting E5O.

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

There lucky®

19. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Didn't see that one coming.

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Wanted exynos but 1.9ghz quad will more than do :-)

4. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

I'll get the octa even if it means i have to travel, damn you Samsung!

11. zhiae unregistered

i wont buy gs4 with snapdragon even if it was 3ghz only exynos

22. kvk066

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

I feel sorry for people who are against snapdragon.....dont know that Octa will heat up their hands....Octa fans - believe engineers....dont believe marketing people...snapdragon is better in power and also a power house performer

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

me too ! Might get hold of my friends in India if the needs be

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No way this can't be true. That will be the another big let down to use Crapdragon, along with that design! But let's wait and see this might turn or Samsung could use the Exynos A15 for international? I was so happy to finally look forward of getting my hands on a pure A15 Exynos™ device! If this turns out true, ile buy the Exynos Sim free instead ®

28. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

Dude seriously what's with the crapdragon hate? Just because they screwed up with the Snapdragon S3 doesn't mean their chips actually suck. And there's a reason why most of the manufacturers use their chips. And the qualcomm s600 really is a beast. Peace.

9. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

since UK is implementing 4G LTE EE, i guess samsung would go with snapdragon as it has better LTE support worldwide

12. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I don't really care how fast the processor is as long as the phone works well with its software its fine by me. I'm not sure if I would take S4 since Note 3 will better but if the rumors are true its size might be too big for my taste.

14. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Argentina will get the Exynos 5 Octa!!! :D Thank you Samsung! (that is if our economy doesn't sink anymore :( )

17. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Why two diff processors? Thats the dumb..

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

According to the rumored list from Samobile. The majority will get the Qualcomm 600. Looks like a supply decision. It is easy to have the Exynos in every Note 2 because that device is already ruled out by many customers because of the size. Unless Apple completely cuts off Samsungs SOC division, don't expect even Samsung to be able to crank out 50 million Exynos 5 Octa chips.

21. masterchina

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Why does Africa get exynos? Aren't they still trying to find out where the coke bottle came from?

23. kvk066

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

I feel sorry for people who are against snapdragon.....dont know that Octa will heat up their hands....Octa fans - believe engineers....dont believe marketing people...snapdragon is better in power and also a power house performer

24. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Isn't it great to see the debates on which processor to use? Android at least give customers a variety of options which in my opinion isa good thing. Compared to the ehm ehm thefruit.

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