It was recently said that The Next Galaxy would be using the Samsung Exynos 4412 1.4GHz Quad-core processor and this is true, for the devices not in the US. The problem with the quad-core chip just like the Tegra 3 in the One X is that it does not have LTE compatibility. This is a problem for major US carriers so they need to use a different chip. Just like the One X, The Next Galaxy will use the Snapdragon S4 made by Qualcomm.
This was all recently reported by an unnamed Samsung executive who said that only the US variant will use the S4, so that means everyone else can still enjoy quad-core goodness. This may be a lose for the US variant but we have not really seen how the quad-core Exynos chip performs so we will hold off judgment until then.
Samsung also does not have to worry about the S4 manufacturing supply shortage because:
"Although the manufacturing yields are progressing per expectation, there’s a shortage of 28-nanometer capacity."
This is interesting news and may be the reason why we have seen two device model numbers for the Next Galaxy. We will find out all this information officially on May 3rd when we bring you live information from Samsung Unpacked in London.
Via Phone Arena