Samsung chooses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor for the Galaxy S4 in the UK
Last week, when it officially announced the new Galaxy S4, Samsung didn’t surprise anyone with the fact that the smartphone would have two types of processors, depending on market: a quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, or an octa-core Exynos 5410 (which is, in fact composed of two quad-core CPUs – 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A15, and 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A7).
The Galaxy S4 (LTE-capable) will be launched in the UK on April 26, first at the Samsung Store in Stratford Westfield, London. After that, most network operators and major retailers will sell it: EE, O2, Vodafone, Three, Virgin Media, Phones 4U, Carphone Warehouse, Clove and so on. Unlocked, the new high-end Jelly Bean smartphone will have prices starting at around £520 (€608, or $789) – 16GB version
Early benchmark tests show that the Exynos 5410 is faster than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 chipset. It is unlikely that regular users will feel a significant difference between a Snapdragon-based S4 and an Exynos-based one.
The S4 will have a Snapdragon 600 processor in the US, too – where all important carriers are going to offer it.