According to Taipei Times, a JP Morgan investor group, Samsung are likely to use multiple types of processors for the worldwide variations of their Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.
The Taipei Times story states that:
“Similar to its previous Galaxy S3, Samsung is expected to adopt multiple solutions for the application processors and base-band chips in its new Galaxy S4, which will be unveiled in New York on March 14.
For the US version of the S4, Samsung will probably use Qualcomm Inc’s Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, which is manufactured using TSMC’s 28-nanometer (nm) process technology.
However, the South Korean electronics giant may use its in-house eight-core processor for the S4 models in Europe.”
In light of such news, the question of global LTE support comes to mind. Samsung are offering the same device, but with separate processors, which usually indicates a primary difference in capability. With this in mind, some areas of the globe may be subject to no LTE support at all.
Naturally, all will be revealed in New York on March 14th, which is when the Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumour mill finally stops turning, due to the release of the highly anticipated device.
What do you think the story behind Samsung’s multiple processor roll out? Does it indicate a lack of LTE support in some areas of the world? Share your views in the comments section below!