We’re getting a better picture of which version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in certain regions of the world as we inch closer to the flagship phone’s launch. Earlier in the week we added Sweden to the list of countries that will see the quad-core Snapdragon 600 variant of the phone at launch. Now, a statement from Samsung confirms the same for the UK.
“Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with a 1.9GHz Quad-core AP or a 1.6GHz Octa-core AP. The selection of AP varies by markets … In the UK, the Galaxy S4 will be available as a 4G device with a 1.9GHz Quad Core Processor.”
The 1.9GHz quad-core model will also launch in the US and Canada. The major deciding factor is the on-board LTE radio. It’s safe to say regions without LTE access should see the Exynos 5 Octa-equipped GS4. As for the UK, the statement does not definitely say the UK won’t see that model, only that the LTE version will be available. That leaves open the door for both versions to become available, but the likelihood of that is unknown.