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.
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