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Octa-Core chip production for the Samsung Galaxy S4 delayed

2013 March 26

According to recent reports, only a couple of new Samsung Galaxy S4 could come in with the octa-core chip set when it goes on sale next month. UK bound Samsung Galaxy S4s will be amongst the reported 70% that will pack a quad-core processor. Exynos5_octa

This week, it was revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 meant for the UK will only pack a quad-core and not the octa-core processor as anticipated by many.

According to ETNews (Korean source), the Korean tech giant simply has not been able to manufacture enough Exynos chips to fill in millions of Galaxy S4 units that the company is expecting to sell.

ETNews’ unconfirmed resources said that Samsung has enough of the new Exynos 5 octa-core chips for 30% of the handsets (meant for the first batch) to go on sale.

Meanwhile, the remaining 70% are set to be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU built chips. If you compare this with other quad-core processors, this is still considered as a powerful processor, but then again this is not an octa-core processor.

The Samsung built Exynos processor contains the Cortex-A7 with four cores, it is said to clock in at 1.2GHz. This is capable of drawing less power for every use. If and when the Samsung Galaxy S4 experiences intensive tasks in the likes of fast-paced 3D gaming or videos, the phone will then switch to the second Cortex-A15 chip with four cores clocking as a faster speed rate. Imagine that power on the Galaxy S4.

According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will go on sale next month (April 26th). Now, the only thing that is not clear is how the company will highlight whether each of the Galaxy S4 is a quad-core or an octa-core. For the meantime, it looks like Samsung is still all quiet whether they will be giving the UK the quad-core or the octa-core variant of the Galaxy S4.

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