Take it with a pinch of salt or otherwise: Contrary to expectations, most Galaxy S4 phones will be powered by a quad-core and not an octa-core CPU.
Users and Samsung fans will be disappointed to note that most versions of the handset, scheduled for release in April, will not have the much hyped processor. According to the latest reports published by unwired News, over 70 percent of the first released Galaxy S4 smart phones will now boast of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU.
Users in Australia, U.S. and the U.K. will fail to get Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa system on a chip—as the same is being reserved for Asian and African nations which lack LTE. The much talked about processor from Samsung is scheduled for mass manufacture in the third quarter of 2013, whereas the official month for the release of this Korean product is April.
For those who have tuned in late, Samsung Galaxy S4 equipped with the octa-core packs will have a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 and an IT tri-core Power VR SGX 544 graphics chip. In contrast, the quad-core version of the Galaxy S4 has an Adreno 320 GPU and takes advantage of the speed of a 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Krait 300 chip.
With the knowledge that Samsung cannot manufacture adequate octa-core processors in time for the release of Galaxy 4—we can only wait for this much acclaimed model with a quad-core.