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Samsung CEO defends decision to use two different CPUs for Galaxy S4

Published Apr 25th, 2013 5:25PM EDT
Samsung CEO defends decision to use two different CPUs

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone will be available from more than 100 carriers in the coming weeks. The flagship handset will be available in two different flavors: a model with a 1.6Ghz eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor and another with a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. After the initial announcement, some people were upset with the company’s decision, especially now that the Exynos CPU supports LTE networks.

Despite benchmarks that suggest the Exynos processor performs better, Samsung’s chief executive J.K. Shin told CNET that the general public will never notice the difference or even care for that matter. The executive notes that the company turned to Qualcomm to avoid possible supply shortages. T-Mobile was recently forced to push back its launch date for the device, nevertheless, citing inventory delivery issues.

A Samsung representative said the company expects to “meet demands in the coming weeks.”

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.