There has been a ongoing trend of smartphones being released in different variations in different parts of the world, depending on the type of networks, running in these countries. The Galaxy S4 is one such device - the smartphone will come with Snapdragon 600 processor and Exynos 5 Octa variant. There was news that the Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 600, which comes with LTE support, was to be released in countries, where LTE network is widely available. Exynos 5 Octa variant which was said to not support LTE was to be made available in countries with limited access to LTE networks.
In the latest news, the official Samsung Exynos Twitter account has confirmed that the Exynos 5 Octa processor will in fact support LTE on 20 bands.
SamsungExynos tweet said "Update on LTE capability: The #Exynos 5 Octa processor supports LTE and all 20 bands".
There was news suggesting 70% of the first batch of Galaxy S4s to be shipped with Snapdragon 600 processors. Tech annalists said mass production issues with the Exynos 5 Octa processors was the reason behind it. However, the octa powered Galaxy S4 is scheduled for mass production in Q2 of 2013.
Does this mean that it's only a matter of time before both variants will be available in all countries? For now there is no information regarding this. Meanwhile, according to a few reports, India will be reviving the exynos variant of Galaxy S4.