Bad news, speed demons: Australia isn't getting the octa-core processor in the local version of the Galaxy S4. We'll be saddled with the quad-core version instead.
Samsung has told us today that the Australian version of the Galaxy S4 will only carry the quad-core chip made by Qualcomm, rather than the insane eight-core chip it showed off at the New York launch:
Samsung Australia is today confirming that the Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available in Australia with the Quad-core 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Series 600 processor and 4G LTE compatibility.
Globally, the majority of GS4 LTE versions will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon while 3G versions will be equipped with Samsung Exynos.
Samsung is holding a launch event for the Galaxy S 4 in Australia on April 23. We'll have all the pricing and release date information for you there.