Exynos 5 Octa confirmed to have LTE, lack of availability reportedly due to supply shortages

by: Brad WardMarch 28, 2013

Exynos 5 OctaAccording to the SamsungExynos twitter page and contrary to previous beliefs, the Exynos 5 Octa supports LTE and all 20 bands.

In other words, the Exynos chip supports the same thing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 does. So, why isn’t the Exynos 5 Octa in all Galaxy S4 devices?¬†SamMobile reports that Samsung wasn’t able to produce the Octa processor in time, which is why some regions are getting the Snapdragon 600.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Samsung announced that the Exynos 5 Octa only began mass production in Q2 of this year. In other words, the Korean tech giant didn’t have enough time to prepare the Octa for all of its Galaxy S4 models. As a result of this, 70% of the first 10 million Galaxy S4’s will be running a Snapdragon 600 as opposed to Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa.

Hopefully Samsung will be able to get supply issues sorted out sooner than later.

  • whoknowswhereor

    Oh well, good thing the Snapdragon is no slouch either.

    • fixxmyhead

      yea but its better to have the octa

    • Gotta love that good ol’ 1.9GHz quad-core processor!

  • cvgordo

    galaxy note 3 please

    • I’ll second this.

      • Rex

        And I will third this! The wait is killing me!

  • Randy Sylmar

    Same thing happened with the US S3. No slouch but Definitely weaker than its quad core variant. I’ll say it now the octa processor will be here in time for the Note 3 just like the Note 2 all shipped with the quad core. I made the mistake last time but this time I’ll be waiting for the note.

    • Antdog

      YES! The Note3 will be the S4 on steroids with all the bugs worked out. Cant wait!

  • icyrock1

    “According to the SamsungExynos twitter page and contrary to previous beliefs, the Exynos 5 Octa supports LTE and all 20 bands.”

    ALL 20 bands on the chip? Yeah, I can wait a little bit for this version to get to the market.

    • Jusephe

      It means that samsung must pair this with a 4G baseband chip that support some of theese. So that means that it will not support world wide LTE in one phone just it will have multiple models (with same processor but different baseband chip )for every country.

      In a sentence : in a few months every SGS4 in every country will have Exynos octa (because it will support LTE) and people who bought early pieces will be just screwed.

    • Brian Patterson

      Don’t hold your breath

  • chris

    The Note 3 at 5.9 inches no thank you…

  • Brian Patterson

    Why do you all think USA will eventually get the octa core? Did the Galaxy S3 eventually get the quad core? Carriers will get boat loads of the quad core phones. Then suddenly there going to push those to the side and sell the Octas? Think not. If you want the Octa processor wait for the Note 3. That will be the only Samsung phone sold in the states with it this year. Unless Samsung has a shot at making a Nexus 5 phone (which would be awesome but unlikely).

    In addition Samsung knows US peeps will buy there phones regardless of inferior processors to its international counterpart.