Korea Times just coming out with rumors that the Galaxy Note III will be running Exynos 5 Octa, an eight-core processor, one chipset combines four high-performance cores with four low-consumption ones to achieve what Samsung describes as the best of all worlds.
Expected to be launching second half of 2013, the Galaxy Note III set to clock it at a whopping great 6.3 inches in size, blow away the 5.5 inch Samsung Galaxy Note II in terms of screen size, it would also be a little bigger than Huawei's Ascend Mate.
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Source: Korea Times
More news are coming out that UK is getting the S4 Snapdragon 600 variant instead of the Exynos Octa-powered one. Over at SamMobile, they have a list of countries where either will be or both will be distributed and there is a little discrepancy on the UK info since it states that it will receive both variants. However, Samsung has just confirmed that UK will not be receiving the Exynos 5 Octa version, following a query made by a concerned individual.
In a response to a query about the UK version of the Galaxy S, Samsung replied with the following statement.
"Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with a 1.9GHz Quad-core AP or a 1.6GHz Octa-core 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."
There are two possible reasons why both devices won't be shipped to some countries. First reason is because countries with ample LTE coverage should get the Snapdragon version, since it has built-in LTE modem and it will be more efficient. Next possible reason is the demand for Samsung S 4. Countries with higher demand could be getting both, which is logical, because then Samsung would sell out both variants in these countries.
Furthermore, no need to fret really, as we have the entire 2013 to wait for new shipments of both versions of the phone. Who knows, next half of the year might mean both variants will already be offered in UK?