Galaxy S4 Specs: Device to Feature Quad-Core Processor in UK

The Galaxy S4 specs in the U.K. will be slightly different than originally expected.

The smartphone will not feature the Exynos 5 Octa-core processor that will come stock in the device in select markets. Instead, Samsung will use the same quad-core 1.9GHz processor that will be in the U.S. version, according to a report from

The Galaxy S4 was announced to come in two different variants at the device's unveiling which took place in Radio City Music Hall in NYC last week. Depending on the market, the handset will come with either a quad-core or octa-core processor.

The Octa-core version of the Galaxy S4 is expected to be much faster than the quad-core variant. However, it might end up making the device more expensive for online vendors.

The competition between smartphones seems to be getting more and more fierce as BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins recently called the iPhone old news in an interview with the Australian Financial Review.

After praising Apple for its innovation with the original iPhone and bringing touch devices to the market, Heins went on to say that the company might now be a step behind the rest.

"History repeats itself again I guess … the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly," he said. "The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was, is now five years old."

HTC also made a declaration recently that it was going to change its marketing strategy, tailoring it after Samsung, who made the Galaxy S3 famous by pitting it directly against Apple's iPhone.

Samsung had a huge year in 2012, doing well with the Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S4 is expected to sell at an even faster rate this year.