Samsung Galaxy S4 quad or octo-core country listing. Good news for UK

galaxy s4 ukHow quickly things in the world of tech changes. This morning I was the bearer of bad news as it looked as though the UK would not get the octo-core version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. However, it looks like we might get both versions. Read on for the full list.

Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 as an Exynos 5 octo-core handset, before revealing that there would be a quad-core version as well.

This was obviously a fine cause for confusion and Samsung initially said that the UK would get the octo-core version, before changing its mind and stating that the UK version of the phone would use a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor.

However, Sammobile has published a list which suggests that the UK will get both the I9500 and I9505 variants of the phone.

The I9500 is octo-core, the I9505 runs on a Snapdragon 600 and supports LTE.

How real this list is, I can’t be sure, but it can’t be any less confusing than the messages being put out by Samsung itself 😉

It looks as though the US is only getting the I9505 version. Korea will of course be getting both offerings.

While we can’t be exactly sure yet what sort of performance boost the 8-core chip will bring over the quad-core variant, if any, but bragging rights will obviously go to those rocking the I9500.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 goes on sale on 26 April. Pricing is yet to be announced, however every major network now has a pre-register page for the phone.

Here’s the full list of countries and the Samsung Galaxy S4 version you could be getting.

North America

GT-I9505 – Canada
GT-I9505 – United States


GT-I9500 – Afghanistan
GT-I9500 – Algeria
GT-I9500 – Egypt
GT-I9500 – Kenya
GT-I9500 – Lybia
GT-I9500 – Morocco
GT-I9500 – Nigeria

Asia / Middle East

GT-I9500 – Bangladesh
GT-I9500 – China
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Hong Kong
GT-I9500 – India
GT-I9500 – Indonesia
GT-I9500 – Iran
GT-I9500 – Iraq
GT-I**** – Israel
GT-I9500 – Kazakhstan
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Korea
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Malaysia
GT-I9500 – Nepal
GT-I9500 – Pakistan
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Philippines
GT-I9500 – Russia
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Saudi Arabia
GT-I9505 – Singapore
GT-I9500 – Sri Lanka
GT-I9500 – Taiwan
GT-I9500 – Thailand
GT-I9500 – Turkey
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – United Arab Emirates
GT-I9500 – Uzbekistan
GT-I9500 – Vietnam


GT-I9505 – Australia


GT-I9505 – Austria
GT-I9505 – Baltic
GT-I9505 – Belgium / Luxemburg
GT-I9505 – Bosnia and Herzegovina
GT-I9505 – Bulgaria
GT-I**** – Croatia
GT-I9505 – Cyprus
GT-I9505 – Czech Republic
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – France
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Germany
GT-I9505 – Greece
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Italy
GT-I9505 – Macedonia
GT-I9505 – Nordic Countries
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Poland
GT-I9505 – Romania
GT-I9500 – Russia
GT-I9505 – Portugal
GT-I**** – Serbia
GT-I9505 – Slovakia
GT-I9505 – Slovenia
GT-I9505 – Spain
GT-I9505 – Switzerland
GT-I9505 – The Netherlands
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – United Kingdom
GT-I9500 – Ukraine

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