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No 8-Core Galaxy S4 For Australia, Reports

“What processor will be in the Galaxy S4?” was the thing we wanted to know most about the Galaxy S4. In a market populated by powerful quad-core smartphones, speculation suggested the Galaxy S4 would use Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa; an economical arrangement of 8 processing cores. This was meant to be its defining factor-the one reason why the S4 was the best smartphone when it boiled down to it. But during the extravagant New York launch, Samsung said absolutely nothing on the processor. Nada.

As it turned out, two versions of the Galaxy S4 would be sold. The i9500, which is powered by the 1.6GHz Exynos 5 Octa, and the i9505, which features the quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset clocked at 1.9GHz.

Samsung Australia has remained tight lipped on which Galaxy will be coming to Australia. However, SamMobile, who has a proven record when it comes to leaking accurate Samsung information, has compiled a list documenting which Galaxy S4 will be assigned to which regions. According to their sources, Australia will be getting the quad-core i9505.

It’s really not a big deal, especially considering the Snapdragon 600 chipset is a phenomenal arrangement, and at 1.9GHz it’s the most powerful smartphone iteration to date. It’s kind of like picking between ice cream and cake: they’re both great, but you did have a mudcake craving.

Here’s the list which is still being compiled, compliments of SamMobile via the noble writers at GSMArena.

No information about Latin America yet.

GT-I**** = Not decided yet.
GT-I9500 = Exynos
GT-I9505 = Snapdragon
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 = Samsung to bring both versions

Australia
GT-I9505 – Australia

Africa
GT-I9500 – Afghanistan
GT-I9500 – Algeria
GT-I9500 – Egypt
GT-I9500 – Kenya
GT-I9500 – Lybia
GT-I9500 – Marocco
GT-I9500 – Nigeria

Asia / Middle East
GT-I9500 – Bangladesh
GT-I9500 – China
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Hong Kong
GT-I9500 – India
GT-I9500 – Indonesia
GT-I9500 – Iran
GT-I9500 – Iraq
GT-I**** – Israel
GT-I9500 – Kazakhstan
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Korea
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Malaysia
GT-I9500 – Nepal
GT-I9500 – Pakistan
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Philippines
GT-I9500 – Russia
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Saudi Arabia
GT-I9505 – Singapore
GT-I9500 – Sri Lanka
GT-I9500 – Taiwan
GT-I9500 – Thailand
GT-I9500 – Turkey
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – United Arab Emirates
GT-I9500 – Uzbekistan
GT-I9500 – Vietnam

Europe
GT-I9505 – Austria
GT-I9505 – Baltic
GT-I9505 – Belgium / Luxemburg
GT-I9505 – Bosnia and Herzegovina
GT-I9505 – Bulgaria
GT-I**** – Croatia
GT-I9505 – Cyprus
GT-I9505 – Czech Republic
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – France
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Germany
GT-I9505 – Greece
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Italy
GT-I9505 – Macedonia
GT-I9505 – Nordic Countries
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Poland
GT-I9505 – Romania
GT-I9500 – Russia
GT-I9505 – Portugal
GT-I**** – Serbia
GT-I9505 – Slovakia
GT-I9505 – Slovenia
GT-I9505 – Spain
GT-I9505 – Switzerland
GT-I9505 – The Netherlands
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – United Kingdom
GT-I9500 – Ukraine