Here’s some very disappointing news for those of you living in the UK. The UK version of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 will not be carrying Samsung’s highly anticipated Exynos 5 Octa processor, but instead will be coming with a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. This news has been confirmed by Samsung, and there may be a possibility that several other markets will find their S 4’s shipping with a Snapdragon 600 as well.

The folks at Omio confirmed the story with Samsung earlier today, however Samsung isn’t releasing any details about the other markets. While the Snapdragon 600 isn’t a terrible processor at all (in fact, even with the Snapdragon 600 processor, the S 4 still boasts a benchmark score twice that of the iPhone 5’s and twice that of the U.S Samsung Galaxy S III).

But even so, many consumers were looking forward to using an 8-core processor that capitalizes on both power savings as well as high-end mobile processing. A GALAXY S 4 without an Exynos 5 Octa may be a deal breaker for many, especially for those who believe that the Samsung GALAXY S 4 is more of a slightly boosted Galaxy S III than it is an innovative new phone. Perhaps the lack of an Exynos 5 Octa is enough to drive consumers to the HTC One.

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 made a splash onto the scene March 14th in a huge, Broadway, soul-wrenching presentation. It boasts the latest high-end specs in the market, and even better features that Samsung believes will make it your “companion for life”. However, Samsung received a lot of critiques from consumers who say its too similar to the Galaxy S III. And with the reports that the Exynos 5 Octa won’t be making it to several markets globally, we’ll see if it can reach its forecasted “100 million S 4 sales goal”.

[via SlashGear]

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    • The main issue is probably that their phone will be running out of power in significantly less time ( If the octa works as described )

      • I suppose in due time we shall find out how these processors perform in the real world but quite honestly I do not believe there will be that much of a difference.

      • So let’s all run out and buy the HTC One with a smaller, non removable battery shall we? These idiot journalists are already slamming the GS4 and every one of them is pushing the HTC. Don’t get me wrong, I like the HTC, however their decline is no coincidence. Ever since they stopped manufacturing their devices without expandable storage or removable batteries, their sales have plummeted. Given the choice of buying a phone with, or without those two features, I will chose the one that has them.

  1. Will it have more than16GB or like the Note2 it’s only available in S.Korea?, other hardware options only available in S.Korea also. Is Samsung playing favorites with new hardware that everyone else can support? hmmmm….


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