Samsung’s Galaxy S4 launch made mention of two versions of the hardware, one featuring an eight-core Samsung Exynos processor with the other running on a quad-core Snapdragon 600 series chipset from Qualcomm. While we initially assumed the UK would receive the eight-core Samsung unit, that’s not the case.
Samsung has been handing out this stock response when UK blogs ask about the S4′s internal hardware:
“Samsung Galaxy S4 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 S4 will be available as a 4G device with a 1.9GHz Quad Core Processor.”
Which won’t make an enormous difference in terms of the overall feel of the device in use. But it’s something to bear in mind when boasting about how many “cores” your new phone has when the S4 arrives this April.