GALAXY S 4 Product Image 10 665x998 Qualcomm Galaxy S IV heads to Europe, while Asia will get Exynos 5 Octa variant

People who are definitely going to grab a Samsung Galaxy S IV at or right after launch dates need to know which variant will be available in their country.  If you don’t already know, there will be two GS4 variants, one with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, and the other with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 5 Octa.

 Qualcomm Galaxy S IV heads to Europe, while Asia will get Exynos 5 Octa variant

The following list shows which market will get the Exynos and which will get the Qualcomm GS4:

GT-I**** = Not decided yet.
GT-I9500 = Exynos
GT-I9505 = Snapdragon
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 = Both

Africa
GT-I9500 – Afghanistan
GT-I9500 – Algeria
GT-I9500 – Egypt
GT-I9500 – Kenya
GT-I9500 – Lybia
GT-I9500 – Marocco
GT-I9500 – Nigeria

Asia / Middle East
GT-I9500 – Bangladesh
GT-I9500 – China
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Hong Kong
GT-I9500 – India
GT-I9500 – Indonesia
GT-I9500 – Iran
GT-I9500 – Iraq
GT-I**** – Israel
GT-I9500 – Kazakhstan
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Korea
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Malaysia
GT-I9500 – Nepal
GT-I9500 – Pakistan
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Philippines
GT-I9500 – Russia
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Saudi Arabia
GT-I9505 – Singapore
GT-I9500 – Sri Lanka
GT-I9500 – Taiwan
GT-I9500 – Thailand
GT-I9500 – Turkey
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – United Arab Emirates
GT-I9500 – Uzbekistan
GT-I9500 – Vietnam

Australia
GT-I9505 – Australia

Europe
GT-I9505 – Austria
GT-I9505 – Baltic
GT-I9505 – Belgium / Luxemburg
GT-I9505 – Bosnia and Herzegovina
GT-I9505 – Bulgaria
GT-I**** – Croatia
GT-I9505 – Cyprus
GT-I9505 – Czech Republic
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – France
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Germany
GT-I9505 – Greece
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Italy
GT-I9505 – Macedonia
GT-I9505 – Nordic Countries
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – Poland
GT-I9505 – Romania
GT-I9500 – Russia
GT-I9505 – Portugal
GT-I**** – Serbia
GT-I9505 – Slovakia
GT-I9505 – Slovenia
GT-I9505 – Spain
GT-I9505 – Switzerland
GT-I9505 – The Netherlands
GT-I9500 / GT-I9505 – United Kingdom
GT-I9500 – Ukraine

As you will notice, many European markets will get the Qualcomm variant, whereas most Asian markets will get the Exynos chip.  A Geekbench 2 benchmark of the GS4 has shown that the quad-core Qualcomm GS4 is beating its competitor—HTC’s One—by a slight margin, albeit the chip is clocked a bit higher and the GS4 is running a more current Android OS.  The U.S. is expected receive the Qualcomm model sometime in April or May.