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Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III with Exynos/LTE combo in store for Germany

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Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III with Exynos/LTE combo in store for Germany
Who said the Exynos processor doesn't play well with LTE? Samsung stated that it will be trying to integrate 4G LTE in its own line of system chips, and has seemingly delivered in a quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III LTE that will sport the coveted 4G radio, destined for German carriers.

Now we actually doubt that Samsung is having the radio integrated, like in Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets, as it is too soon after the CEOs battlecry for Samsung to develop true SoCs, baseband radio integration and all, but this Exynos/LTE combo is still good to see outside the company's home turf, as it is also rumored to appear like that for Rogers in Canada.

The LTE radio working alongside Samsung's own quad-core processor apparently doesn't come cheap, though - pricing has been tipped at EUR 740, or about $940 SIM-free, which is pretty high up there, even if you consider that gear is usually at least a fifth more expensive in Europe than in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE is about to hit German carriers in October.

source: SammyHub

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posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:07 7

1. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


battery waster?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 12:06

13. dsDoan (Posts: 216; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Use LTE when you need it, use normal 3G when you don't?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:16 13

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


lol $940 is not expensive enough in apple eyes, in my country, the 64gb iPhone 4S sells for $1100

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:22

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Revolutionary iPhone5 could cost more and one of the coverups for higher pricing is already thoughtout (and there on PA) by marketing gurus ... shortage of iPhone5 due to parts and this would look a copy of so many other phones with large screen :)

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:34

4. buccob (Posts: 1424; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Let me guess... Venezuela?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:36 2

6. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


no. indonesia....

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:44 2

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


For example in my country (all devices without any contract):
iPhone 4S (16GB) todays cost is: ~ 840 USD
Samsung Galaxy S III (16GB) todays cost is: ~ 711 USD
HTC One X todays cost is: ~ 696 USD

Lithuania (Europe) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 10:56 3

11. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


greetings from poland ;)

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 14:21 1

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Hello, Poland! :)

Does iPhone is alos so overpriced in Poland ?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 15:23 4

19. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


yep it is
4s 16gb ~ 800$
one x ~680$

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 13:34 1

15. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Galaxy Nexus 350$

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 01:45 1

21. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Iphone 4s - 5680 HKD
S3 - 5128HKD
One X - 4982HKD
Xperia Ion - 4320
Xperia S - 3998HKD

!

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:34

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2169; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


So Germany is getting the same version Korea already got. Big whoop.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 12:10

14. dsDoan (Posts: 216; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


No. The Korean version has 2gb of RAM with LTE.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:43 2

7. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I felt so funny when I saw people blamed SS about LTE on S3, although that was the monopoly problem of Qualcomm.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:59 2

9. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it is.
Qualcomm owns the patents to the only fully integrated LTE/Arm solution right now and they are not liscencing it out.

Sooner or later they will get sued to push that patent into FRAND if no one else can figure out a viable solution.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 10:54 1

10. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


2GB of RAM ?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 14:47

17. skymitch89 (Posts: 1059; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


This is just sad. I'm sure that the US is one of Samsung's major consumer countries and only got a dual-core with 2GB RAM, yet other countries are getting GS3 with LTE & quad-core, some also got 2GB RAM with it.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 19:43

20. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)


When will the US be getting quad core phones integrated into LTE?

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