Samsung Galaxy S5 Snapdragon 801 and 8-core chipsets confirmed

Samsung’s shiny new Galaxy S5 smartphone will have two different chip sets following a trend that was also present on the last version of its top of the range smartphone.

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According to Android Central, Qualcomm confirmed that its Snapdragon 801 processor will be inside the new device and Samsung added that it would be producing an octa-core version for selected markets.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor includes a quad-core Krait 400 CPU clocked at up to 2.5GHz per core as well as an Adreno 330 GPU and a Hexagon QDSP6.

The Samsung Tomorrow blog, meanwhile, has a graphic showing a 2.1GHz octa-core version of the new device that will reportedly be one of Samsung’s own Exynos chipsets.

When Samsung released two different versions of the Galaxy S4, the Exynos 5 Octa version had no LTE connectivity option, apart from a third version in Korea, whereas the Snapdragon 600 model supported it. It’s so far unclear whether this is the case with the new model and Samsung has also been tight-lipped on the markets that will get each device.

Samsung unveiled its newest smartphone at a packed Samsung Unwrapped event at the Mobile World Congress 2014 last night in Barcelona. It comes with a 16-megapixel camera as well as various new features that include a built in heart rate monitor and a finger-print sensor.

The screen is a 5.1in Super AMOLED display and under the hood the processor will be supplemented by 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 128GB.

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UK customers will be able to lay hands on the new device in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold from 11 April with pricing and tariffs to be revealed in due course.