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UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy S4 eight core CPU mobile phone not coming to the UK

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has been in touch with Omio, to inform us the Samsung Galaxy S4 coming to the UK will not feature its Exynos 5 Octa eight-core processor.

We enquired last week if the model number of the Galaxy S4 coming to the UK was the GT-I9505 – which we obtained from the benchmarking results we exclusively published.

Samsung has finally come back to us today, with the following statement:

Currently, the Galaxy S4 will be available at launch in the UK as a 4G device with a 1.9GHz Quad Core Processor.”

We called the spokesperson to confirm this and we were told that was the information Samsung has provided them, yesterday.

This contradicts the press release the UK media were sent during the launch event for the Galaxy S4, which stated the “1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor” would feature in the handset.

The new CPU details does confirm the specifications we saw in our benchmarking results, which notes that the CPU frequency as 1890.0MHz.

Our source for the benchmarks has confirmed the model number of GT-I9505 is the UK model, even if Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed this to us in writing.


Samsung has been in touch with us, once again, with the following updated statement:

In the UK the Galaxy S 4 will be available as a 4G device with a 1.9GHz Quad Core Processor

This is with the word Currently removed, from the original quote.

It has added - “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.


We asked Samsung to confirm which markets, where the spokesperson has come back with – “not at this stage”.


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Rob Kerr