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Surprise! There Will be an Octa-core SoC Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung didn't mention this in its press conference last night.

Last night, Samsung unveiled its long-awaited Galaxy S5 smartphone. Though the company was more than happy to talk about new features in the phone's software, it didn't get too specific about the Galaxy S5's hardware. We really wanted Samsung to talk more about the underlying hardware of the device, but we suspect that information is being saved for the launch of the phone in April. That said, we do have another tidbit of information for you guys.

According to an infographic released by Samsung late last night, there will actually be another version of the Galaxy S5 with an octa-core processor running the show. This processor will apparently be an Exynos clocked to 2.1 GHz.


While it's not unusual for Samsung to release two versions of its flagship device based on different processors for different markets, quad-core to octa-core is a pretty substantial difference on the spec sheet. We'd like to get our hands on these phones so we can test the performance on both, but the U.S. market will likely only get one variant of the phone, so we don't know how likely that will be.

No word on whether or not this second version of the phone will launch on April 11 with the Snapdragon 801 version. No doubt there will be a lot more information on this as the launch date draws closer.

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    southernshark , February 25, 2014 6:27 PM
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    Won't even provide the same CPU architecture for all its customers = LameCopy Apple fingerprint feature = LameMake a phone that's thicker and heavier with no revolution in phone experience or design = Lame
    FYI. Android phones has fingerprint scanners before apple did
    Awe, don't ruin a low-information Apple fangirl's ignorance of reality...they live in their own rose-colored world.
    Apple invented the fingerprint scanner.Next year I hear they are coming out with something revolutionary called a TV which will let you watch digital images in your house.
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    airplanegeek , February 25, 2014 5:34 PM
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    Won't even provide the same CPU architecture for all its customers = LameCopy Apple fingerprint feature = LameMake a phone that's thicker and heavier with no revolution in phone experience or design = Lame
    FYI. Android phones has fingerprint scanners before apple did
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    Cash091 , February 25, 2014 5:08 PM
    I'm pretty sure they got the specs wrong on the S3 AND S4 in this picture. The S3 has a dual core 1.5 Ghz CPU, and the S4 has a 5 in screen with a 1.9Ghz quad-core. Although, I guess there are quad core versions of the S3, I just have never seen them...
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    MKBL , February 25, 2014 5:30 PM
    Samsung, Apple, Nokia, HTC, and others are not playing a contest for becoming the best innovator. They are in business to make money, the ultimate goal. If being lame can make money, it's not a sin. These days too many techie hobbyists are focused on being an INNOVATOR, not paying due attention to business aspect of the game. Sure, being innovative is one of the biggest traits to become a business leader, but not the only one or not necessarily sufficient.
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    airplanegeek , February 25, 2014 5:34 PM
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    Won't even provide the same CPU architecture for all its customers = LameCopy Apple fingerprint feature = LameMake a phone that's thicker and heavier with no revolution in phone experience or design = Lame
    FYI. Android phones has fingerprint scanners before apple did
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    10tacle , February 25, 2014 5:55 PM
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    Won't even provide the same CPU architecture for all its customers = LameCopy Apple fingerprint feature = LameMake a phone that's thicker and heavier with no revolution in phone experience or design = Lame
    FYI. Android phones has fingerprint scanners before apple did


    Awe, don't ruin a low-information Apple fangirl's ignorance of reality...they live in their own rose-colored world.

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    southernshark , February 25, 2014 6:27 PM
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    Won't even provide the same CPU architecture for all its customers = LameCopy Apple fingerprint feature = LameMake a phone that's thicker and heavier with no revolution in phone experience or design = Lame
    FYI. Android phones has fingerprint scanners before apple did
    Awe, don't ruin a low-information Apple fangirl's ignorance of reality...they live in their own rose-colored world.
    Apple invented the fingerprint scanner.Next year I hear they are coming out with something revolutionary called a TV which will let you watch digital images in your house.
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 7:19 PM
    My Galaxy S4 has provided me with nothing but constant lag since about a month after I got it. And the Snapdragon 600 gets hot doing basic tasks like web browsing!
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 7:27 PM
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    My Galaxy S4 has provided me with nothing but constant lag since about a month after I got it. And the Snapdragon 600 gets hot doing basic tasks like web browsing!
    I know of 4 people with that phone. NONE report any problems. either you got a lemon, which is rare, or you do not even own one and just samsung bashing like so many do.


    I pre orderd my phone from AT&T. I even got it before the official launch in black mist. It constantly freezes and I get at least one app crash a day.
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 7:29 PM
    And no, I'm not an iPhone user yet but I will be as soon as my contract expires! April 29 2015!
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 7:35 PM
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    And no, I'm not an iPhone user yet but I will be as soon as my contract expires! April 29 2015!
    no you are an iphone user! you are busted! Anyone can google your name and see your other accounts...http://www.iphoneogram.com/u/22654370


    Yeah because this really looks like I am an iPhone user. https://twitter.com/ty_tcb1005/status/424638298913382400
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 7:40 PM
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    And no, I'm not an iPhone user yet but I will be as soon as my contract expires! April 29 2015!
    no you are an iphone user! you are busted! Anyone can google your name and see your other accounts...http://www.iphoneogram.com/u/22654370
    I can place one pic on any twitter account. I just posted your iphoneogram account! lolYeah because this really looks like I am an iPhone user. https://twitter.com/ty_tcb1005/status/424638298913382400


    If you will note, the picture date is Jan 18, way before this post was ever started. If you look further down my profile, you will see more screenshots from my GS4.
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 7:44 PM
    Then why when I click on the link to it I get this message?
    Could not locate remote server

    You tried to access the address http://www.iphoneogram.com/u/22654370, which is currently unavailable. Please make sure that the web address (URL) is correctly spelled and punctuated, then try reloading the page.
    Make sure your internet connection is active and check whether other applications that rely on the same connection are working.
    Check that the setup of any internet security software is correct and does not interfere with ordinary web browsing.
    If you are behind a firewall on a Local Area Network and think this may be causing problems, talk to your systems administrator.
    Try pressing the F12 key on your keyboard and disabling proxy servers, unless you know that you are required to use a proxy to connect to the internet. Reload the page.

    I don't know why you are trying to argue that I don't have a Galaxy S4. It is unfortunately sitting in front of me.
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 7:48 PM
    I don't have an instagram, and if I did, I wouldn't post pictures of dogs and flowers. I am so sorry that you believe that the Galaxy S4 is a good phone. I hope you purchase one and get to experience it for two years like I do!
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    leeb2013 , February 25, 2014 7:52 PM
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    Won't even provide the same CPU architecture for all its customers = LameCopy Apple fingerprint feature = LameMake a phone that's thicker and heavier with no revolution in phone experience or design = Lame
    FYI. Android phones has fingerprint scanners before apple did
    Awe, don't ruin a low-information Apple fangirl's ignorance of reality...they live in their own rose-colored world.
    Apple invented the fingerprint scanner.Next year I hear they are coming out with something revolutionary called a TV which will let you watch digital images in your house.


    They invented a picture of an Apple which adds $500 to any device.
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 7:55 PM
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    I don't have an instagram, and if I did, I wouldn't post pictures of dogs and flowers. I am so sorry that you believe that the Galaxy S4 is a good phone. I hope you purchase one and get to experience it for two years like I do!
    2 years for a gs4? LOL BUSTED YET AGAIN!


    How is that LOL? It is called a 2 year contract which means that I am stuck with my GS4 for 2 years!
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 7:59 PM
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    I don't have an instagram, and if I did, I wouldn't post pictures of dogs and flowers. I am so sorry that you believe that the Galaxy S4 is a good phone. I hope you purchase one and get to experience it for two years like I do!
    2 years for a gs4? LOL BUSTED YET AGAIN!
    oh so now you dodn't have it for 2 years. LOLyour account was posted. you are a fake samsung poster like many others I have busted. I do not even own a samsung but people like you should be exposed. truly a shame you do that. really goodnightHow is that LOL? It is called a 2 year contract which means that I am stuck with my GS4 for 2 years!


    If you don't own a Samsung and I do, why are you saying I am lying that my phone is bad?
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    KaiserPhantasma , February 25, 2014 8:03 PM
    WTF people this is the tomshardware forums not the yahoo comment sections, and here I was hoping for a "technical" discussion in the comment sections instead I read one of the oldest arguments of all time :/ 
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 8:10 PM
    And you refused to accept my various screenshots. And I was simply providing my experience with my product that I personally own.
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    tcb1005 , February 25, 2014 8:10 PM
    And you refused to accept my various screenshots. And I was simply providing my experience with my product that I personally own.
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    ferooxidan , February 25, 2014 8:21 PM
    S5 fail, the way I see it, it is only a Note 3 without the S-pen. The rumor before the real thing was released seems great and get my hopes high. But now, when the real thing come out, it is as ugly as the other things. Come on Samsung, enough with those similar design. I used to love ur productw, not anymore. I'm loving my Nexus now
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