UK to receive less powerful version of the Samsung Galaxy S4; not amongst markets seeing octa-core processor shipments
Samsung has confirmed to T3 that the UK version of the Galaxy S4 will only have a quad-core processor, compared to the eight-core many other markets will receive.
The company had previously revealed that some markets would not be receiving the more powerful 1.6GHz octa-core processor-based Samsung Galaxy S4 when it launches here. Instead, they would receive the 1.9GHz quad core processor-based model instead.
Samsung had previously alluded to the UK receiving the more powerful version of the phone. However, tests conducted by mobile phone website Omio soon revealed that the UK model wasn't matching up to the levels of performance that the US version was.
When we contacted Samsung, we were told by a spokesperson for the company: "[The] 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 S 4 will be available as a 4G device with a 1.9GHz Quad Core Processor."
It is currently unclear what – if any impact – Samsung shipping the less powerful model to the UK will have on application compatibility.
It is also unclear if the company is planning on launching the more powerful version of the phone in the UK at a later date.