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Samsung Galaxy S III gets a quad-core version with 2GB of RAM, only for Korea

0. phoneArena 08 Jun 2012, 06:10 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy S III is launching in a couple of varieties across the globe - internationally, the SGS III with model number GT-I9300 has a quad-core Samsung Exynos chip…

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posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:20 9

1. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


LTE + quad-core + 2 GB Ram?
My GS3 international looks obsolete now, due to another version of GS3

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:59 4

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


It doesn't have LTE, but the quad + 2GB is still better spec than anyone else is getting.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 08:04 5

15. ph00ny (Posts: 1263; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It says LTE next to the model name

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 09:38 1

22. skymitch89 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Where does it say that the Korean version has LTE? There's nothing that say the Korean version has LTE. In fact, if you cared to look at the photo, it says "N/W: HSPA+" for all devices in view.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 09:45 2

24. RangersK (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 May 2012)


The photo says Galaxy S3 (SHV-E210S) is an LTE phone. :) For your information, SK Telecom is launching both 3G (SHW=M440S) and LTE phones.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 11:20 2

33. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Then, I stand corrected. However, this begs the question of why we've been being fed all this bulls**t about how the quad Exynos & LTE aren't compatible. Are they just on different chips in this version? Does that mean the Korean version is thicker? I would have no problem lugging around a slightly thicker phone if it had LTE, quad, & 2GB. I think most would agree.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 12:20 2

36. ph00ny (Posts: 1263; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Korean version is slightly thicker but that could be due to the DMB tuner addon

US just sucks for mobile industry and they never said LTE wasn't compatible. Most tech sites have speculated that korean market may receive the exynos quad and LTE.

US market is a tricky beast with varying technology/bands etc.
Unbranded devices are hard to come by
Carriers have tendencies to ruin devices with bloatware or crap firmware

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 19:48

39. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Maybe because its their home market. I don't know.

Hey, I'm from Australia, and if Samsung's Australian, I wouldn't mind getting the best version of the product exclusive to home market every now and then. :)

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 09:39

23. skymitch89 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


It's not LTE, it's HSPA+.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 09:48 2

25. RangersK (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 May 2012)


That model supports both HSPA+ and LTE, OK?

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 11:01 1

31. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


All of you GS3 Fans just got kicked in the balls by Samsung!

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 11:11 3

32. ph00ny (Posts: 1263; Member since: 26 May 2011)


How so? They've said it during the announcement that LTE will be a factor for international releases from day 1.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 02:24

49. Doakie (Posts: 2107; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Don't care. I will still pre-order the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 the day preorders are accepted... Get out of here iTard. I heard a rumor that Cook has been looking for you, he needs his "iPhone" polished.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:21 3

2. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Thats not fair :(

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:27 1

3. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)


not ONLY for Korea, its been all around the internet. its going to the US, Canada and some European countries as well, you are to late phonearena. this info has been around for over 2 weeks now

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:29 2

4. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Read the whole article precisely

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:30

5. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)


really?? source??

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 13:47

52. swagswagswag (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


he is probably right because i went to an at&t store to preorder by gs3 and there was a samsung rep there. he told me at&t's gs3 would have the exynos 4 core processor and 2gb of ram. he also said it wouldnt have a front button.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:32 4

6. Victor.H (Posts: 671; Member since: 27 May 2011)


What makes this unique is that it's a combination of a quad-core Exynos with 2GB of RAM. So far, we've only heard about dual-core chip with 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core with 1GB, not both a quad-core processor and 2 gigs of RAM.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 08:30 1

18. ph00ny (Posts: 1263; Member since: 26 May 2011)


You forgot to list LTE and most likely DMB tuner capability

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 19:53

41. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


All Korean phones have DMB as standard since like six years ago, unless you are buying el-cheapo phones.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:35 4

7. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


LG gained a new competitor for its monsterspec phone.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:53 6

8. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


See at one place that is Korea the home company is treating it's people with Double of Ram and one place Taiwan where the home company that is the HTC is treating their people with an old processor, whatever may be the reason behind it but this is happening to the people of Taiwan by HTC

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:02

9. Max-1363 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)


Indeed Korea will get a nice update on their GALAXY S3 Devices but honestly I don't think there will be any situation that need all 2GB of RAM to perform solid, at least not in 2012.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:12 1

11. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Yep. Do you want in the future your phone is unable to be stock updated due to the lack of RAM like Galaxy S?

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 09:19 1

20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its not about what it can or cant do today.. its about what it will still be able to do in the future.... aka futureproofing.
Also, more ram equals better performance with bigger page file sizes for games and apps.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 11:52 1

35. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Many others think so...including me...I am gonna run ubuntu on this beast

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 19:56

42. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


I can't never get enough of RAM, from opening all those multiple tabbed browsing, music listening, and sometimes switching between playing games, all at the same time.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:08 1

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


so the rumor is true... But not for us...

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:39

12. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Is there any way to import this into the U.S. and change the language? I would get an AT&T SIM right now if I had this phone.

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