70% of first Samsung Galaxy S4s will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 – Shortage of Exynos chips

We know that two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be released in various markets around the world. The original plan was for the 1.9 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip to be mainly used in the U.S. models of the phone.

A Korean news report suggests that the Qualcomm version of the smartphone could head to more markets than initially expected, with 70% of the first batch of 10 million Samsung Galaxy S4 units will arrive with the Snapdragon 600 processor on-board.


Samsung announced that its production schedule had the Exynos 5 processors being built in mass production not until the second quarter of this year, much later than the expected release of the Samsung flagship. Samsung’s LSI division, which produces the Exynos processors, has faced some quality and production issues with its latest octa-core processor.