Apparently, someone at Samsung thought it was a genius idea to put an eight-core (!) processor inside of a smartphone, namely the Galaxy S IV, but decided to leave it out of the United States release, on all major carriers, with support of 20 different LTE radio bands. Instead, the U.S. release will see the new 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, while international 3G models will use a Exynos chipset.
So, while disappointing the tech press and consumers, Samsung also outsourced its processors (again) to Qualcomm. But, the Galaxy S IV still has an awesome amount of power at its disposal with the Qualcomm processor setup, just not as much if it were Samsung’s Exynos 5 chip.
Via: Samsung (Twitter)