Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III with LTE connectivity coming to three Korean carriers July 9th
But starting on July 9th, a trio of Korean carriers, SK Telecom, KT and LG U+, will be offering a version of the Samsung Galaxy S III that not only is powered by the quad-core Exynos processor, it also will feature LTE connectivity. This version of the most wanted phone of the year thus far, will have a 2,100mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and DMB TV tuning. Will there be some sort of karmic payback? Most likely the Koreans totin' this model will be addicted to finding a place to plug in the phone's charger. From the moment they get up in the morning, to the time their head hits the pillow, these Samsung Galaxy S III owners will be consumed with one thought in their mind: I have to plug in my phone. And that's despite a 2,100mAh battery that is no slouch. But it probably will be worth it for the quad-core Exynos speed and the ability to run the Samsung Galaxy S III over zippy LTE pipelines.
source: SamsungTomorrow via Engadget
9. dickwyn (Posts: 603; Member since: 07 May 2012)
if it were in the states it would break massive sales records
3. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)
Because America's LTE isnt compatible with the Quad Core processors.
4. mikeguy1981 (Posts: 85; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
I would love to see this here in the U.S.A. with a bigger battery but if released now i would be a bit upset since i just paid full price for a dual core s3. I suppose you have to have something more to look forward to in the galaxy s IV in 2013. That is unless u believe the world will end on dec 21 this year, in that case enjoy your last phone.
6. mercorp (Posts: 995; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Why not switch off Lte by default,and turn it on when needed?
7. tiara6918 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I wonder what took them so long to arrive in south korea while these phones are made in korea itself. Did they give the galaxy s2 lte/hd lte some time before it's already considered old?
12. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
over exaggerate much on the battery? lolol. "i just woke up.. my phone has been on the charger all night.. i need to find another place to charge it!" lol
easy answer.. turn LTE off unless you are doing heavy streaming.
I would still kill to get my hands on that version. quad core and 2gig ram. :) i want to see the benchmarks.
13. thnkthru3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
Someone must have paid off money somewhere dumping these Qualcomms into both htc and samsung high end phones for the USA.
14. SvbZero (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
Don't get me wrong.. I'd love to have this phone.. But because of not knowing when the US would get the S III.. I went for the One X. You can't go wrong with either phone . And that the S4 can put up a 5,500 Quadrant Standard score being dual-core.. The One X is actually a pretty impressive phone itself :)
15. SvbZero (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
However.. after the recent forced OTA update pushed to the One X from HTC.. I've yet to see a single Quadrant Standard score touch 5,000 :( Hopefully HTC will repair the damage done.. The OTA update was pushed early June