The decision to mount two different processors depending on the area for the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been one of the reasons that most news has sparked rumors about Koreans recently. Although that decision also affected the Samsung Galaxy S3, the expected uniform design since S4 Galaxy came the much talked Exynos 5 Octa , in its 5410 model, powered big.LITTLE with low consumption and famous course in August nuclei in two blocks of 4.
Came the presentation of Samsung Galaxy S4 and surprise appeared a variable in the equation of the terminal. A new processor by Qualcomm, entered the distribution of the new terminal and returned to complicate things about ROMs, updates and even international purchases.
Samsung’s explanation was initially LTE compatibility. The model with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 to 1.9 GHz LTE connectivity and have the model in 5410 to 1.6 GHz Exynoswould not have it. A decision questionable in any case, but simpler. Samsung then published a list of countries that are distributed each smartphone models and in Spain we played the arrival of Qualcomm. New strange decision given that connectivity does not exist in Spain at the moment and not waiting until at least 2014.
Manufacturing problems arose and delays with the Exynos 5410 and was reported from Samsung that regardless of the region, 70% of the first 10 million Samsung Galaxy S4 would be provided with the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 600 with what the thing is further complicated more since the Korean company would own processors place two models in each country, at least it was so predictable. And the excuse was still the leading LTE to support this decision .
Now Samsung, through its twitter account has confirmed that the Exynos 5 Octa is perfectly capable of supporting LTE and the question arises again. If the Exynos 5410 supports LTE?why Samsung has not been inclined to manufacture a single processor rather than complicate the market, operators and users?
Obviously, Samsung warns that the fact that the Exynos LTE compliant does not mean that the Samsung Galaxy S4 with this processor carry LTE connectivity so the only possible explanation is that the Exynos manufacturing problems were known to the manufacturer months before the presentation of the terminal and opted for a similarly powerful processor to its new Exynos to supplement their lack of production.
Thus, the Galaxy S4 is released to the market with 8-core processor will be compatible with LTE but no hardware available to effect connection. Decisions strange within Samsung whohas seemed to have too much haste to put on the market an 8-core processor despite all the problems it may cause. Sometimes wanting to be the first to have its consequences.