Samsung: Exynos 5 Octa Processor in Galaxy S4 Supports 4G LTE and All Twenty Bands

March 28, 2013

As you may already know, there will be two varying models of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android smartphone when it’s released in the second quarter. One will feature Samsung’s in-house Exynos 5410 1.6GHz octa-core processor while the other sports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz quad-core chipset.

Since Samsung announced the Snapdragon 600 model for markets with extensive 4G LTE networks, it was widely assumed the Exynos 5 Octa chip had connectivity issues dealing with LTE, much like the Galaxy S III when it was launched last year. Well, according to the latest tweet from the official Samsung Exynos Twitter account, that apparently is not the case. The “Exynos 5 Octa processor supports LTE and all 20 bands,” Tweeted Samsung. The Korean handset-maker’s chip supplier expanded by saying, “regional variations in particular mobile devices are at the discretion of the device manufacturer, not the chip provider.” That essentially means Samsung was not able to meet production demands in time for the Galaxy S4 launch, which explains why they went with Snapdragon 600 in many markets. It looks like Qualcomm timed the availability of its newest chip perfectly, as the S600 will be featured in a multitude of flagship devices in Q2 and Q3 of 2013.

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