Samsung Says Public Can’t Tell Difference Between 4 and 8 Core Galaxy S4

/ 10 years ago


Samsung’s Galaxy S4, for those who don’t know, will be coming to the market in two variants. The first will be based around Samsung’s very own ARM-based Exynos 5 eight core CPU while the second is going to be based around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 quad (4) core CPU.

The reason for this is that Samsung have stated they want to have multiple sources for their components. What they dub as a “sourcing issue” essentially translates into the fact they may not be able to produce enough Exynos 5 eight core CPUs to meet the demand of the Samsung Galaxy S4 so they need Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 to fill in that gap.

The European and American markets will be getting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 models while all other countries will get the Exynos 8 core based models. This means that most Samsung Galaxy S4 handsets will ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPUs, suggesting Samsung’s ability to mass produce their Exynos 8 core CPUs is currently in primitive stages.

Interestingly Samsung co-CEO JK Shin said that it doesn’t really matter because the general public will not be able to tell the difference between the two models. Indeed he may have a valid point but ultimately the Exynos 5 is a much better CPU than the Snapdragon 600 in most benchmarks.

When you are shelling out a tonne of money for the Samsung Galaxy S4 you want the best of the best, and I don’t know about you but I would feel slightly short changed here.

What do you think of JK Shin’s comments? Does he have a point? Or are his words insulting?


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