Samsung GALAXY S 4 Exynos 5 model reportedly not coming to UK

Mar 20, 2013

Samsung's GALAXY S 4 smartphone will come in two different variants when it releases sometime next month. The US version will include the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip running at 1.9GHz, while the international version of the phone will sport Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa chip running at 1.6GHz. However, it's said that the Exynos 5 version of the new handset won't be making its way to the UK, and will instead sport the Snapdragon 600.

According to UK wireless carrier Omio, they have been informed by Samsung that they will not be bringing the Exynos 5 version of the GALAXY S 4 to the UK, even though that's the model earmarked for countries other than the US. Instead, future UK GALAXY S 4 owners will be treated with the Snapdragon 600 variant.

We already know that another UK carrier, EE, will be offering the new phone starting April 26, and we expect most other carriers to release the phone at some point around that time, but EE has yet to confirm what model of the GALAXY S 4 they'll be offering. If Omio's report is true, it looks like it'll be the Snapdragon 600 that'll be greeting customers.

If you don't know much about Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa chip, you can check out our SlashGear 101 piece that serves as a primer for the new technology. Essentially, the new chip isn't necessarily a octo-core processor, but rather a chip with two separate quad-core processors, one which serves as a backup of sorts. While

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