Samsung's eight-core behemoth phone the Galaxy S4 has understandably caused a lot of excitement since its announcement last week.

Unfortunately it won't actually ship with eight cores in the UK.

Samsung has just admitted that the GS4 will not reach out shores with eight cores, but will only have four.

Instead of the octacore 1.6GHz Exynos 5 processor, it will have a 1.9GHz quad-core chip.

Other markets will still get the more powerful model.

According to Trusted Reviews, who broke the news, Samsung has not given any reason for the downgrade, though it is thought to be related to the availability of LTE by region.

It is possible that the UK will see the eight-core model later, of course. But we have no word on that.

Other than the processor the GS4 features a 13-megapixel rear-mounted camera and a five-inch, super HD screen.

On Tuesday Carphone Warehouse said that it had received four times as many pre-registrations for the GS4 than it took in last year for the S3.

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  • The Galaxy S4 Lockscreen

    The lockscreen on the Galaxy S4. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • The Galaxy S4 Homescreen

    The homescreen of the Galaxy S4. Here you can see that Samsung has reduced the "bezel" of the display, meaning that the glass stops closer to the horizontal edges of the phone. This allowed the screen to balloon to 5.0 inches from 4.8 inches without the device getting too much larger. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S4 Back

    The back of the Galaxy S4, with the 13 megapixel camera and flash. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy S3

    A Galaxy S4 on the left in white, and a Galaxy S3 in blue on the right. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy S3

    Another look; the Galaxy S4 is slightly larger than the Galaxy S3. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy S3

    Another view. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5

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  • Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5

    The display on the Galaxy S4 is now a full inch larger (in diagonal) than the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 has a 4.0-inch display, while the Galaxy S4 has a 5.0-inch display. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • S Health

    The Galaxy S4 has a new app called S Health, which acts as a health diary for the owner. The phone can track your steps and you can input each meal, and the phone will calculate your calorie intake. Optional accessories -- like a fitness wristband, digital scale and sleep belt -- can also measure your blood pressure, weight and glucose levels for a total health diary. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • S Health

    Logging my morning coffee with the S Health app. No calories! Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S4 Side View

    The Galaxy S4 from the side. The S4 is 7.9 mm thick, or 0.3 mm thicker than the iPhone 5. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S4 Camera

    The 13 megapixel camera ships with a load of new features, including an option to simultaneously snap a photo of yourself with the front camera overlaid onto your subject taken with the rear camera. You can choose what shape your floating head appears as; here, I am inside a heart with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S4 Camera

    The software of the Galaxy S4 camera has been overhauled to mimic the Samsung digital cameras shooting modes (on bottom). One new mode is called Eraser, in which the camera can detect an unwanted photobomber in the background by his or her movement and then automatically delete that person from that photo using other shots. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • S Translator

    Another new feature is S Translator, which can translate between 10 different languages. You can either input text via the keyboard or speak what you want translated into the microphone. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S Translator

    A big <em>ni hao</em> to all of my Chinese readers. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Hover View

    Borrowing form the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S4 can now detect when your finger is hovering over certain content and provide a preview of that content. Here, my finger hovers over an email and a preview of that email pops up on screen. Image credit: HuffPost/Jason Gilbert

  • Galaxy S4 Remote Control

    The Galaxy S4 contains an IR sensor to control the basic functions of your television. It also contains a channel grid so that you can tune to channels on your TV.<a href="http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/02/22/htc-one-ir-blaster-sdk/" target="_blank">A similar feature was introduced on the HTC One earlier this year</a>.

  • Samsung's Galaxy S4

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  • South Korean Economy - Presidential Election Campaign Issue

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 11: The Samsung logo is displayed at the company's headquarters on December 11, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. One of the main South Korean presidential election campaign issues is the economy, as the chaebol, South Korea's business conglomerate, dominates the country's wealth while the economic life of middle class people has not been improving. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)