Galaxy S IV Features Snapdragon 600

Depending on where you live, the Galaxy S IV will be powered by two different processors. According to Qualcomm, the Galaxy S IV will use its Snapdragon 600 processor and the Adreno 320 GPU for the U.S. and Canada. The Exynos 5 Octa and PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU will be used in Europe and overseas.

"We are proud to say that the newest Snapdragon 600 processor is at the heart of the Galaxy S4 in select regions," said Qualcomm in a press release.

The Snapdragon 600 will be clocked at 1.9 GHz, which is higher than in other smartphones. Precisely, the same quad-core processor is clocked at 1.7 GHz on both the HTC One and the LG Optimus G Pro.

This isn't something new as the company did the same with the Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S II featured different chips within the U.S. while the S III carried a quad-core 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos processor and a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, depending on regions.

Samsung Galaxy S IV will be available in the second quarter of 2013 in over 155 countries.