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Samsung Galaxy S4 UK models to receive quad-core processor not octa-core

Samsung Galaxy S4 UK models will no longer feature the previously stated eight-core processor, instead dropping down to a quad-core CPU, the South Korean manufacturer has confirmed.

Previously listed as play host to an eight-core 1.6GHz Exynos 5 octa-core processor, Samsung has today revealed that UK Samsung Galaxy S4 owners will miss out on the handset’s eight-core CPU, a feature which is still set to land for certain markets.

Having announced at launch that the handset’s processor would vary between markets, the manufacturer had previously stated that the UK would benefit from the eight-core Samsung Galaxy S4 offering, a device that would have seen four large cores paired with four small cores for improved battery management.

“Samsung Galaxy S 4 is equipped with a 1.9GHz Quad-core AP or a 1.6GHz Octa-core AP. The selection of AP varies by markets,” a statement from an official Samsung spokesperson to TrustedReviews said. It went on to reveal: “In the UK the Galaxy S4 will be available as a 4G device with a 1.9GHz Quad Core Processor.”

Although Samsung has yet to offer any reasoning behind the back tracking of its octa-core promise just days after the formal Samsung Galaxy S4 unveiling, the news will come as a serious blow to expectant consumers across the UK.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs

Despite having lost its eight-core processor showpiece, the Samsung Galaxy S4 specs sheet still features a raft of high-end components with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED display lining up alongside Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

With the Samsung Galaxy S4 features list further benefitting from a 13-megapixel rear-mounted camera and second 2-megapixel snapper up front, the handset also hosts 2GB of RAM and the option of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options within its 7.9mm thick form factor.

Does the lack of an eight-core CPU put you off the Samsung Galaxy S4 or are you still tempted by the S3 follow-on? Let us know via the TrustedReviews Twitter and Facebook feeds or through the comment boxes below.

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