Most of the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date hype over recent weeks has centered around the notion that the new-generation Smartphone will be the first in the world to pack an octa-core processor. And given the fact that Samsung has already boasted about its Exynos 5 eight-core processor on a string of occasions, it seemed pretty much a guarantee that it was destined for the Galaxy S4.
It seems however that we might have been thrown the proverbial red herring once again.
According to new reports flying out of the Korean media, each and every variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will in fact launch with the same quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and not the octa-core Exynos 5 after all. It had previously been suggested that the South Korean S4 would pack a quad-core chip while the US and European versions to launch a little later would have octa-core engine…this would now appear not to be the case.
The good news however is that according to benchmark tests apparently pertaining to the Samsung Galaxy S4, the new quad-core processor is still capable of delivering 40% more power than the current chip while at the same time massively boosting battery life.
Still…it sounds about a tenth as cool as an octa-core processor on paper and we all know how important specs, features and their accompanying bragging-right are when it comes to Smartphone sales, even if in real life they don’t really add up to much.
Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be officially announced at an event in New York on March 14, which should bring all the details to light including internal specs and global release dates. For now however, while the S4 is guaranteed to be the leading Android Smartphone of 2013, chances are we’ll be waiting a little longer to find out just what octa-core power could bring to the table.