Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Australia have confirmed what we already knew, the Galaxy S 4 will launch in Australia equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Series 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz and it will support 4G LTE on all networks. The Snapdragon 600 CPU has proven to have amazing processing power, as we’ve seen with the HTC One, so the Ausdroid team is pretty stoked to hear we’re getting this version over the Samsung Octa-Core Exynos CPU — a powerful and insane CPU in its own right.

“Samsung Australia is today confirming that the Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available in Australia with the Quad-core 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Series 600 processor and 4G LTE compatibility.

Globally, the majority of GS4 LTE versions will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon while 3G versions will be equipped with Samsung Exynos.”

Now all we have to do is sit back and wait for these bad boys to start shipping. How many of you savvy individuals will be snapping one up?

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“as we’ve seen with the HTC One” .. And there lies the problem. Apart from a select few, no-one has actually seen the HTC One. I have had mine on order from Mobicity and they are still giving me the 22nd April line. Considering HTC’s profits are falling, I would have thought they would move mountains to make this phone available sooner rather than later. @OzBoy … stop using my name.


What’s the difference? Is there one?

Sean Royce

Personally I’d prefer the snapdragon version. I just have a feeling they are an all round better CPU. Is that wrong of me to say that? This isn’t even about custom roms or anything.

Nick Fletcher

You’re allowed to say whatever you want 🙂 The Exynos is 8 cores and the SD is only 4, but having said that the Exynos will only be running 4 cores at any one time. 4 of the cores in the Exynos are very light on power usage (but not very powerful either), these will be used for most tasks, then when you need more power the tasks jump up to one (or all 4) of the more powerful cores. They use up much more power, though. This way the phone can keep reasonable power usage while still having incredible… Read more »

Sean Royce

I didn’t mean wrong as in a sense of allowed to say whatever I want. I meant wrong as in will the Exynosc chip be more powerful then the SD. You’re probably right though. I doubt we’ll see much of a difference between them both. I’d say Samsung tried to make them both very equal in terms of performance and battery life. I didn’t think about it like that, thanks.


interesting quote about the Exynos being for non-LTE version when they already come out saying that the exynos processor does support all LTE bands….

Nick Fletcher

Well, the quote says “majority”, not “all”. And the CPU doesn’t “support” or “not support” LTE, they’re both separate modules. Both the Exynos and the Snapdragon can work with both LTE and 3G. It solely depends on what radio hardware is in the phone. The arguement that makes the most sense to me about why there’s two separate CPUs available for the phone: Samsung were caught out with the release of the Xperia Z and the HTC One, they don’t have the ability to produce enough Exynos CPUs to meet demand, so they build the phone with the Snapdragon CPU… Read more »


This means the 4G LTE will definitely be a future focus that comes sooner rather than later.