Head of Samsung Mobile says "doesn't matter what type of processor your Galaxy S4 has"


According to an official statement from J.K. Shin, head of Samsung Mobile and co-CEO of Samsung Electronics, it doesn’t matter which processor is running in your new Galaxy S4 since most people won’t notice a difference, nor will they really care!

The new Samsung Galaxy S4, which is launching this week worldwide, comes in several different variants including models with different amounts of on-board storage, support for LTE and models with different processors. The USA and Europe will receive models using the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, while the so-called International version will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 5 processor that uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture.

Initial benchmarks have shown that the Exynos 5, which has eight processing cores – four high performance and four low power, is faster than the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. This means that those outside of the USA and Europe will actually have a higher performing version of the Galaxy S4. Since the USA and Europe are prime markets for Samsung this has led to various discussions and even criticisms of Samsung for shipping the lower performing model to these key markets.

J. K. Shin replied to all these comments, saying that Samsung used the Qualcomm CPU in the USA and Europe because the Exynos 5 doesn’t support LTE.


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