Having come under criticism for failing to bring its eight-core Samsung Galaxy S4 option to UK and US markets, the Korean manufacturer has suggested users will not even notice the difference.
Claiming that UK Samsung Galaxy S4 owners will not miss out by being handed a 1.9GHz quad-core CPU hosting handset as opposed to the 1.6GHz eight-core option hitting some markets, J.K. Shin, Samsung’s co-CEO and head of the company’s mobile division has suggested the users won’t ‘notice or care’.
Speaking with CNET, Shin has attempted to quell grievances in UK and US markets, stating that those not afforded access to the eight-core rendition of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the world’s first octa-core handset, will not miss out on the power front.
Whilst Samsung originally confirmed that the UK bound Samsung Galaxy S4 would benefit from the same Exynos 5 octa-core processor promised to other markets, less than a week after the handset’s formal NYC unveiling the Apple rival revealed this would no longer be the case, with UK consumers instead having to settle for a quad-core Qualcomm chipset.
Having taken top honours in recent benchmark tests, the increased power benefits of the Exynos 5 eight-core processor are said to be further bolstered by improved battery performance, with the octa-core option utilising a four big, four small set up to reduce battery consumption on low-strain tasks. It has been claimed that the UK has been bumped to the quad-core CPU selection in order to ensure handsets are 4G capable.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs
Asides from the CPU difference the UK-bound Samsung Galaxy S4 is identical to its eight-core siblings with a new 5-inch display playing host to a stunning 1920 x 1080p Full HD resolution and 441 PPI image density.
With a 13-megapixel rear-mounted camera paired with a second 2-megapixel snapper around front, the Samsung Galaxy S4 features list sees a 2600mAH battery and the option of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage capacities slotted within the handset’s 7.9mm thick form factor.