Octa Core Galaxy S5 silently announced by Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally here and as expected it comes with all the goodies that earlier rumors had suggested. However, one big thing was missing in the launch, which was an Octa-Core model. Although the company did not mention anything about an Exynos powered Octa-Core version during the launch, it later revealed via a blog post that the company would indeed release an octa-core version to select countries in the coming months.

When Galaxy S4 was launched last year, the company released two different models namely a Quad core one and an Octa Core one. As a result, experts were surprised that Samsung didn’t reveal the 8 core model for the S5 when it was announced yesterday. However, it looks like as the model won’t hit the market on a wide scale; the company prefers to announce it silently instead of teasing the users from countries like US where it won’t probably come.

The blog post revealed that the 8 core model would be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos chipset with each core clocked at 2.1 GHz. Unfortunately, the blog post gave no other details like the pricing or the availability. However, by the time tech blogs started noticing this silent announcement, Samsung redacted the blog post. The exact reason for the removal is still not known, but it looks like the company was still not ready to announce this powerful model.

But given that the model probably won’t hit major markets like the Octa-core version of the S4, this particular announcement is of little importance. Also, having 8 cores does not necessarily mean a drastic increase in speed as the last year’s Quad core version model of S4 performed as well as the Octa-core model.

However, the exact details of this particular model will only be known after it’s officially announced. Also, there might be other differences between the two models, like absence of 4K recording or some other feature on the Octa Core version.

Quad Core Galaxy S5 specs

The Quad core model comes with a 5.1inch Super Amoled FHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It has 2GB RAM with a 16MP rear camera capable of recording 4K videos. The processor is clocked at 2.5 GHz and will run the latest version of Android 4.4.2. The device will have two additional sensors apart from the traditional gyro, ambient and accelerometer namely heart rate sensor and fingerprint sensor along with plenty of other additional software features like Ultra Saving Mode, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kid Mode etc.

If the Octa Core version is available globally and features all above mentioned goodies, naturally users would prefer this version. However, only after its pricing and availability is announced officially, one can give a final verdict.

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