Samsung Galaxy S4 could be released with different processing chipsets depending on the region of release, rumours suggest.
In the US the upcoming Samsung flagship could launch with a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, while the Eurpoean and International versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be shipped with the recently revealed eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor clocking speeds of 1.8GHz.
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Other specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S4 would remain the same across all versions of the handsets.
This rather bizarre move is one already made by Samsung for the Samsung Galaxy S3. The market-leading handset was released in the US with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset; due in part to the fact an LTE modem wasn’t ready for the device’s Exynos processor by the time it reached the markets. The problem was resolved with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but if the Samsung Galaxy S4 launches in the same way, it would seem a bit of a backwards step for the South Korean electronics giant.
With a Samsung Galaxy S4 Samsung Unpacked event confirmed for March 14, rumours surrounding the upcoming flagship are reaching all new highs. Easily the most eagerly awaited handset after the successes of its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S3, the new device should launched with an increased 4.99-inch Full HD AMOLED display.
The classic Samsung pebble design will be done away with, instead replaced by a squarer edged body playing host to the reported 13-megapixel camera with 306-degree snapping Samsung Orb technology.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 should feature Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS alongside the latest Samsung TouchWiz 6.0 UI. The HTC One rival could also play host to a hearty 3100mAh battery complete with 4G LTE connectivity.
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