Samsung’s eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor will support LTE, but won’t be available in U.S.

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa

Samsung (005930) announced its new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor earlier this year and it was believed that the chipset was only compatible with 3G radios. The company has confirmed, however, that this is not the case. Samsung’s official twitter account revealed that the Exynos chipset is fully capable of connecting to 4G wireless networks and supports up to 20 LTE bands. The LTE-equipped Galaxy S4 will rely on Qualcomm’s (QCOM) new Snapdragon 600 processor, while international 3G models will use a Exynos chipset. It is speculated that Samsung would not have been able to manufacture enough Exynos chips in time for the launch of its latest smartphone and instead had to turn to Qualcomm.

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