UK getting both Samsung Galaxy S4 processors because of 4G LTE

UK getting both Samsung Galaxy S4 processors because of 4G LTEThis is just getting confusing. When the Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced a couple of weeks back we were told to expect the octa-core Exynos 5 CPU in our version.

Then earlier this week we were told no, it would be the quad-core Snapdragon 600 doing duty on the processor front.

And now? Now it's been confirmed that it'll be both.

Not at the same time, obviously, but the latest (and so far the most comprehensive) reckoning on which country is getting which processor lists the UK as one of a shortish list of markets that could be getting the choice of both the 8-core GT-I9505 and the 4-core GT-I9500.

Why? As several of you have pointed out in the Comments to the other day's story, it's all about three letters: LTE. The Exynos 5 doesn't support 4G LTE, therefore the 4G version we'll be seeing offered by EE and other networks' superfast services in due course will come packing the 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600.

If you want Samsung's latest 1.6GHz/1.2GHz dual-quad-core Exynos 5, you'll have to “make do” with conventional 3G.

Which explains why we've seen both theories floating separately over the past week or two. Essentially, they're both correct.

For the full lowdown of which territories are getting which version of the Galaxy S4 (and which territories are getting both), check out the full list surfaced by SamMobile. But be aware it's still neither final nor official, and is still missing a fair few territories altogether.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 10:21

Think it's time to only write about phones that are actually in the shops? :p

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 10:56

I said this days ago in that thread about the UK only getting the QC version of the S4. Though to me, all this means is that I'l be able to get the full-fat version of the N3 without importing it from some far off land :).

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:06

N3 was canceled

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:07

Sorry, kidding

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:10

Damn...I believed you there for a second ;).

Symbian and WimMo have been cancelled...oh no, that actually has happened :p!

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