Samsung Galaxy S4 at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile – S4 Pro or Snapdragon 600 ?
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now making the headlines more often than not, but that was to be expected as the gadget has been fully unveiled by the manufacturer. Many details regarding this particular flagship phone have been revealed during the Unpacked event in New York City, including the fact that the gadget will arrive in two main variants (same as the Galaxy S3 before it), one with the new Exynos 4 Octa CPU for non-LTE markets, and the other with a Snapdragon processor that’s going to be more LTE friendly (the LTE modem being incorporated into the SoC).
Nevertheless, it’s been unclear what type of Snapdragon CPU will the Galaxy S4 sport, but we now have the answer.
Samsung Galaxy S4 in US (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile)
There have been speculations that the S4 in the States will arrive with the Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, but despite these reports, we thought this to be highly unlikely. Fortunately we were right, because a Qualcomm spokesperson has recently shed light on the subject, and as it turns out, the US variant of the Galaxy S4 will indeed hit shelves packing the newest Snapdragon 600 SoC.
This is good news indeed, as the 600-series is newer than the S4 Pro and 40% more powerful, according to Qualcomm.
As for availability, the Samsung flagship will hit the US shores via AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular and Cricket Wireless, but an exact release date hasn’t been given yet. Nonetheless, the gadget is said to hit the global market next month, while in the UK the Samsung Galaxy S4 is already up for pre-order. Hopefully US carriers will move quicker this year and we’ll get to see the handset in question going on sale earlier rather than later. We’ll keep you posted.
Thanks Android Central for the heads-up regarding the CPU of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in US.