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US Variants of the Galaxy S4 to be powered by Snapdragon 600, International variant to feature Exynos Octa

Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the next generation Galaxy S device, the Galaxy S4. Samsung revealed that there would be multiple versions of the phone produced running different CPUs, as was the case last year with the Galaxy S III. There was some confusion at the event as the Korean giant didn’t mention the exact processors the Galaxy S4 variants would be featuring. But, all the confusion has now been cleared.

Some European and Asian countries will get the device featuring Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (5410) CPU clocked at 1.6GHz with a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU. As confirmed by Qualcomm, the U.S. variants of the Galaxy S4 will be packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz with an Adreno 320 GPU. However, Samsung will start bringing Snapdragon versions to some European countries first because of LTE and later on bring the Exynos Octa variant as well.

These CPU configurations have already topped the Antutu benchmark charts, so we know the Galaxy S IV is a one powerful device!

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TAT1980
TAT1980

it´s like the same business we had last year on samsung galaxy s3. the told we don´t have to becmoe the lte versionwith 2 gb ram. after i bought the 2nd, cause my first was stolen, 2 weeks later they told, that the s3 comes to germany with 2gb ram and lte… really good samsung 1100€ for 2 devices and thenthis message? the only difference,they told these time that we will confirm theoctacore model later. so im still waiting for to know, which one is better. i don´t want a phone withe the same cpu like htc one but maybe… Read more »

The_Next_Galaxy
The_Next_Galaxy

I could cry. First they make a big hype about the Exynos 5 Octa and now they will not build it in the S4 for Germany! Sorry no Exynos 5 Octa no S4!

gtone339
gtone339

Definitely going to get the Exynos 5 Octa version. 🙂

Black Chamber
Black Chamber

If it ends up being the Qualcomm Snapdragon – at least let it be the Snapdragon 800 with the Adreno 330 GPU.

That is a beast of a CPU/GPU combination!!!!!

Black Chamber
Black Chamber

I want the Exynos 5 Octa CPU because it saves 68% of the battery life.

That means less charging time and more usage time.

I just want the fastest most powerful CPU & GPU in the Samsung Galaxy S4. Power consumption is an issue too – so a powerful CPU that saves on power use is also a great thing to have. 😉

MinzPrinz
MinzPrinz

This is totally my opinion! I buy Samsung products (especially the Galaxy line) since the release of the Samsung Galaxy S and I love them because they are simply powerful. The Qualcomm 600 processor can be found in many Smartphones like the Xperia Z oder the HTC One. For it’s not typically that Samsung will use such a mainstream processor that is NOT high end. I rather would choose a phone that is more powerful with less battery than a phone that is less powerful. This is why I like Samsung so much!

NBH
NBH

It sounds like the Exynos Octa is beginning production soon so maybe the first batches of SIV will all have the Snapdragon CPU and then later the Octa version will be released?

I would imagine performance wise the 2 would be fairly close but how much is the battery going to take a hit from not having the 4 smaller cores on the Snapdragon version?

MinzPrinz
MinzPrinz

German Samsung press team told me in Germany and in Europe as well the i9500 will include the Qualcomm 600 (all versions). So where is the Exynos going to be available?

dgcyears
dgcyears

I have a question for you Sammobile team :D. Which one is better, snapdragon 600 or the exynos octa? Thanks!

JohnSweden
JohnSweden

I don’t really get it. Here in Sweden both GS4 and NoteII feature 4G or LTE. I guess and hope that Sweden is included in this “some european countries” when it comes to delivering the LTE version. Does the Exynos support LTE/4G or is it the Snapdragon only, that will deliver LTE?

I also wonder what the main differences between the two will be, in terms of performance?

sorg
sorg

Qualcomm has native LTE support, while Exynos don’t.
So, all LTE versions will use Qualcomm. Well, at least first time.

BartorKrajczyk
BartorKrajczyk

Think of special version of software (or something which controlls everything) which can use 8 cores, not 4 or 4. Maybe xda will try to make something like this… It would be powerful.

Black Chamber
Black Chamber

All versions should include the Exynos 5 Octa CPU.

No excuses.

boxeebox
boxeebox

Why? Uses less power? The Snapdrago Quad clocks in faster.

Biala
Biala

US users don’t deserve the best CPU 🙂 – that’s it

pradystar
pradystar

what would be the difference in performance… which one will have a better benchmark and processing power?

d2kx
d2kx

Not completely true. Here in Germany we have confirmation that the first phones we get will be powered by Qualcomm aswell, and that they will maybe introduce the Exynos version a bit later.

ArminVB
ArminVB

Can you sammy post some newest benchmarks of SGS4? Plz 😀

ArminVB
ArminVB

+(both variants)