Samsung mobile chief says Galaxy S4 core numbers a non-issue
24th Apr 2013 | 18:13
Europe and US will only get quad-core variant
Prospective Samsung Galaxy S4 owners shouldn't be too bothered whether the handset has a quad-core or octa-core processor, according to the company's mobile boss J.K. Shin.
Samsung affronted European and US-based smartphone fans when it announced the regions would get a 1.9GHz quad-core version of the Galaxy S4 handset, rather than the new Exynos 5 octa-core processor.
However, despite the eight-core variant wiping the floor with the quad-core Snapdragon device in recent benchmarking tests, Samsung Mobile Head Shin said most folks on the street won't notice a difference.
Shin informed CNET that the average customer wouldn't be affected as Samsung had chosen an alternative chipset which would offer a similar experience.
It's a supply issue
Shin also shed light on why different versions of the devices would be launching with different processing units.
Speculation had suggested a lack of 4G support in the Exynos 5 technology - which has since been rectified - was the reason for its exclusion in the UK and US models.
However, Shin says its simply a supply issue: "We use multiple different sources. It's a sourcing issue," he told CNET.