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Samsung Galaxy S4 CPU Breakdown by Country; Is Your Country Getting the Exynos 5 Octa or the Snapdragon 600?

March 21, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

When the Galaxy S4 was first announced last week, so many of us were wondering why the US was getting shafted yet again and getting the Snapdragon 600 instead of the Exynos 5 Octa. Well, usually it’s because of LTE. But We now know that we aren’t the only country getting the Snapdragon version (GT-I9505). Now the Snapdragon 600 from Qualcomm isn’t a horrible CPU by a long shot. It’s actually quite powerful. It currently powers the HTC One, and LG Optimus G Pro, along with the ZTE Grand Memo that was announced at Mobile World Congress. As well as the first benchmarks from the Snapdragon version of the Galaxy S4 are blowing everything out of the water. Even the HTC One which has the same processor.

Now, Sam Mobile has gotten their hands on a list of which countries will get which CPU. Currently they only have Africa, Asia/Middle East, Australia, and Europe listed. They’ll be adding more soon. We already know that North America (Canada and the US) are both getting the Snapdragon 600 version.

No information about Latin America yet. 

GT-I**** = Not decided yet.
GT-I9500 = Exynos
GT-I9505 = Snapdragon
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 = Samsung to bring both versions

Africa
GT-I9500 – Afghanistan
GT-I9500 – Algeria
GT-I9500 – Egypt
GT-I9500 – Kenya
GT-I9500 – Lybia
GT-I9500 – Marocco
GT-I9500 – Nigeria

Asia / Middle East
GT-I9500 – Bangladesh
GT-I9500 – China
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Hong Kong
GT-I9500 – India
GT-I9500 – Indonesia
GT-I9500 – Iran
GT-I9500 – Iraq
GT-I**** – Israel
GT-I9500 – Kazakhstan
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Korea
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Malaysia
GT-I9500 – Nepal
GT-I9500 – Pakistan
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Philippines
GT-I9500 – Russia
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Saudi Arabia
GT-I9505 – Singapore
GT-I9500 – Sri Lanka
GT-I9500 – Taiwan
GT-I9500 – Thailand
GT-I9500 – Turkey
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – United Arab Emirates
GT-I9500 – Uzbekistan
GT-I9500 – Vietnam

Australia
GT-I9505 – Australia

Europe
GT-I9505 – Austria
GT-I9505 – Baltic
GT-I9505 – Belgium / Luxemburg
GT-I9505 – Bosnia and Herzegovina
GT-I9505 – Bulgaria
GT-I**** – Croatia
GT-I9505 – Cyprus
GT-I9505 – Czech Republic
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – France
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Germany
GT-I9505 – Greece
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Italy
GT-I9505 – Macedonia
GT-I9505 – Nordic Countries
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Poland
GT-I9505 – Romania
GT-I9500 – Russia
GT-I9505 – Portugal
GT-I**** – Serbia
GT-I9505 – Slovakia
GT-I9505 – Slovenia
GT-I9505 – Spain
GT-I9505 – Switzerland
GT-I9505 – The Netherlands
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – United Kingdom
GT-I9500 – Ukraine

So there you have it. It appears that the Exynos 5 Octa is going to be much more scarce then we all had thought it would be. It almost makes you wonder if the only reason for the Snapdragon 600 version is for LTE, perhaps Samsung is low on their Exynos 5 Octa supply? Which wouldn’t surprise me since they just announced the chip back at CES 2 months ago. But like I said above, the Snapdragon 600 is still a very powerful processor, and the Exynos 5 does have 8-cores, but you can’t use all 8 at once. Only 4 at a time, so people are calling it a “fake” octa-core processor. What do you think? Is that a fake one? Let us know in the comments down below.