In fact, the U.S., U.K., and Australia won't see any Galaxy S4s with Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa system on a chip, which is being reserved for Asian and African nations that lack LTE.
The report indicates that not enough of these chips will be available for the launch of Samsung's new flagship smartphone.
Samsung's much-talked-about processor is said to be scheduled for mass production in Q2 2013, whereas the Korean manufacturer's Galaxy S4 release date is at the end of April.
Galaxy S4 quadcore vs octacore
The good news for the western world is that there's been some debate over whether or not Samsung's octacore is that much better than the Qualcomm's quadcore system on a chip.
The octacore-equipped Samsung Galaxy S4 packs a 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 and a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, with an IT tri-core PowerVR SGX 544 graphics chip.
The faster and slower cores switch between performance and efficiency modes.
The quadcore version of the Galaxy S4 uses a speedy 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Krait 300 chip at all times and takes advantage of an Adreno 320 GPU.
Which CPU configuration bests the other is going to be up to Samsung Galaxy S4 tests that are sure to happen the moment this highly anticipated phone arrives.
Either way, Samsung, knowing that it can't manufacture enough octacore processors in time for the Galaxy S4 launch, may have made the right choice - even if this doesn't back up the company's eight-core marketing bluster.