There has been speculation regarding the power house of Samsung's fourth generation Galaxy S smartphone. During the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the South Korean tech major did not provide information on the countries getting the Exynos or Snapdragon variant of Galaxy S4.

Recently, Samsung UK confirmed that the UK users will get Samsung Galaxy S4 powered by Snapdragon 600 chip which integrates a quad-core processor, with each core running at clock speeds up to 1.9GHz.

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 will be arriving in the UK on 26 April.  

Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with a 1.9GHz Qua-core AP or a 1.6GHz Octa-cote AP. The selection of AP varies by markets. In the UK the Galaxy S4 will be available as a 4G device with a 1.9GHz Quad Core Processor.

Samsung is said to be performing firmware tests on both the Exynos as well as Snapdragon variants of Galaxy S4 in the UK. This again indicates that Samsung might bring the Exynos variant to the UK sometime later, although not at the same time as the Snapdragon variant.

Samsung is expected to bring the Snapdragon variant of Galaxy S4 in a majority of European countries whereas some are expected to get the Exynos 5 octa-core variant.

Sammmobile has obtained information on the list of countries getting Exynos or Snapdragon variant.

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500: Exynos 5 chip featuring octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 chip featuring quad-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz

GT-I9500/GT-I9505- Samsung to bring both versions

Below is a list of countries to get either Exynos or Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4:


Afghanistan: GT-I9500

Algeria: GT-I9500

Egypt: GT-I9500

Kenya: GT-I9500

Libya: GT-I9500

Morocco: GT-I9500

Nigeria: GT-I9500

Asia / Middle East

Bangladesh: GT-I9500

China: GT-I9500

Hong Kong: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

India: GT: GT-I9500

Indonesia: GT-I9500

Iran: GT-I9500

Iraq: GT-I9500

Kazakhstan: GT-I9500

Korea: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Malaysia: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Nepal: GT-I9500

Pakistan: GT-I9500

Philippines: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Russia: GT-I9500

Saudi Arabia: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Singapore: GT-I9505

Sri Lanka: GT-I9500

Taiwan: GT-I9500

Thailand: GT-I9500

Turkey: GT-I9500

United Arab Emirates: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Uzbekistan: GT-I9500

Vietnam: GT-I9500


Australia: GT-I9505


Austria: GT-I9505

Baltic: GT-I9505

Belgium/Luxemburg: GT-I9505

Bosnia and Herzegovina: GT-I9505

Bulgaria: GT-I9505

Cyprus: GT-I9505

Czech Republic: GT-I9505

France: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Germany: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Greece: GT-I9505

Italy: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Macedonia: GT-I9505

Nordic Countries: GT-I9505

Poland: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Romania: GT-I9505

Russia: GT-I9500

Portugal: GT-I9505

Slovakia: GT-I9505

Slovenia: GT-I9505

Spain: GT-I9505

Switzerland: GT-I9505

The Netherlands: GT-I9505

United Kingdom: GT-I9500/ GT-I9505

Ukraine: GT-I9500