Samsung to produce an Exynos variant of the Galaxy S5

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 yesterday, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that a large portion of Sammy’s fans were not necessarily pleased with the S5. A lot of the rumors didn’t pan out (as usual) while the ones that did, didn’t really impress.

The Galaxy S5 is ‘nice’ and worth of the flagship title, but it’s nothing new and a little hideous to this longtime Galaxy S owner. One of the rumors that didn’t come to fruition involved a new Exynos chip, and it looks like that rumor isn’t quite dead yet…

As we all know, the S5 shown off yesterday comes with a Snapdragon 801 which is fast, but it’s not the Exynos chip Samsung has teased before each of the last trade shows. Turns out its still coming as Samsung has confirmed to Engadget that there will indeed be a Galaxy S5 with a 2.1GHz octo-core Exynos.

There’s been no word on when the Exynos Galaxy S5 variant will roll out or if it will be localized and only available in select regions as S variants have been in the past. If you’re a processor nut, it’s good news otherwise, it’s just another speedy chip that you may or may not have access to.

The real question lingering in a lot of folks minds is about the other variant we’d heard was coming – the Premium version of the Galaxy S5. Samsung did Unpacked Episode One at MWC 2014, and there’s still a chance they could drop a variant at Episode 2 although it’s a huge “if” at this point. The Galaxy S5 presser may have left a lot of us wondering what Samsung was thinking, luckily fans still have the Note 4 to look forward to later this year.

Source: Engadget


Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.

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