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Samsung executive confirms that U.S. variant of Samsung Galaxy S III will feature dual-core CPU

0. phoneArena 26 Apr 2012, 20:02 posted on

An unnamed Samsung executive confirms what we feared last night when the Korean manufacturer said that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be the first device with quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor under the hood; the executive said that in the U.S., a dual-core Qualcomm CPU will be used...

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posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:02 11

1. xoutrageousx (Posts: 70; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:17 2

96. deacz (Posts: 162; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:29 3

101. whataLETDOWN (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Where is remix??? he must be too sad to comment on the crapdragons. Well I for one have a hard time believing that samsung can't make a exynos captible with LTE for the US. Hopsefully by the time I upgrade next year all this crap will be worked out. I mean doesn't seem fair that I should pay premium price for a water down version.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:11 3

115. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

sorry, i just got here.

I'll believe it when I see it. Ya know why? Because samsung in an OFFICIAL statement when showing off the chip months ago, said that they are using LTE with 4412 and 5250 as well as boosted production of the chips so they would never again have to play the chip switch out game.

Remember how before the i4s came out, everyone had "proof" of its bigger screen from real accessories and such? How did that turn out?

Im not getting worried about a rumor at the peak of rumor season where everyone has an "exclusive" rumor that turns out to be false. In a few days the official announcement will come and ill either cheer or cry depending on how THAT turns out.


posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:48

102. bruindog (Posts: 32; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

I never thought Samsung would screw people like HTC and hype a phone only to bring an S4 to the table. I hope Motorola comes out with a giant killer and makes them both looks stupid after pulling something like this. Whelp looks like I have nothing to look forward to anymore lol

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:07 1

2. redrooster13 (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)

It better have the MSM8960 Pro then!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:53

103. cheetah2k (Posts: 1720; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

I don't know what the issue is?

The S4 will be the dual core A15 ARM architecture, which, based on current benchmarks from the HTC One S variant, pretty much holds its own against quad A9 ARM architecture, so.....

I honestly wouldn't be complaining about 28nm dual core A15 top of the line architecture vs 32nm quad 12months old A9 architecture :)

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:58 2

105. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Dude the current s4 is a9 based but with 28nm technology .

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:40

112. BuckeyeCadet86 (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

True, its not a cortex A15, but it uses the Krait cores which is better than existing A9 cores (including the Exynos cores). We know the S4 compares at least even, if not better, than the Tegra 3 but I believe the Exynos quad core will probably outperform it. The good news is the built-in LTE will mean battery life will be better and the S4 still isn't a slouch.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:08 19

3. rcjrdrummer (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

wow. pathetic. so disappointing. so much for setting a bar... 2012 isn't looking good

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:28 3

27. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

At least it makes the choice between an Evo 4g LTE and a GSIII a no-brainer, for me anyways...

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:37 5

35. rcjrdrummer (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

well Im on verizon, so I was counting on this to eliminate the moto droid choice

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:47 2

42. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Hmm, yeah, you might be out of options until September when the quad-core S4 HTC phones are supposedly coming. Maybe Motorola can get its act together and release a phone to compete with the current generation. Maybe that Droid Razr HD will be coming with an amped up processor in tow. Unless Samsung can get Exynos processors to work with LTE networks, I can't see myself getting one: build quality trumps S-AMOLED HD, especially since S-LCD 2 looks pretty nifty anyways.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 00:56

93. sniper1087 (Posts: 531; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)

If you heard about gs3 it will have a 1080p resolution, and we will see how it goes

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:15 3

95. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

If by some miracle it DOES have 1080p resolution, I'd much rather get a 720p phone anyways, as 1080p is an unnecessary drain on the battery at a resolution indistinguishable from 720p by the human eye on a sub-5 inch screen. If the screen is 5 inches or larger, then I'd be interested...

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 10:34

123. sniper1087 (Posts: 531; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)

well i know the problem is the Dual Core CPU in the US version, there is always the option to import the international version, which quadcore cpu is twice as fast as the dual core cpu from exynos and 20% less power consumption, that indeed is amazing how they can do that, and yes that information can be found here:http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-announces-exynos-4-quad

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:45 3

40. sinfiery (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Seemingly same here.

My upgrade's already up, same processor, same ram, almost same screen size. Will root the phone either way.

Camera, build quality, and screen quality are the only factors that remain.

Build quality will either be a toss up or favor HTC,

Camera will probably have a slight edge for the SGS3,
and a Super AMOLED HD+ screen would be nice, but the Super-LCD2 can stand it's ground pretty well.

All in all, the possible advantages of the SGS3 aren't worth the extra wait for the phone to be released internationally, not to mention for Sprint in the states.

Can't be sure until May 3rd, but close to it.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:21

67. rcjrdrummer (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

Yea seriously. I mean I know the S4 is no chump, but still. I like the samsung interface 15x more than moto. It's just more fluid and user friendly I believe. If samsung's build quality steps up then I still could pick one up

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:51 2

45. aooep (Posts: 20; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Picking the Evo 4g LTE? I was having the same dilemma :P

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:52 1

48. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

I mean, I'll pick whichever is released first because they'll have virtually the same specs now, but it's looking overwhelmingly like the Evo's going to be launched first.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:02

106. bruindog (Posts: 32; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

It's officially guys! SGSII HD! what a joke......

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:08 2

4. windowsRocks (Posts: 155; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

why not Quad-Core?

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:17 6

17. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

Doesn't support LTE in the US

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:28 8

28. MrNobodyWTB (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

T-Mobile doesn't have LTE. I don't understand why T-Mobile shouldn't get exynos.

I am really irritated by manufacturers placing importance of network speed capabilities over the device's actual performance. Looks like i'll attempt to import this baby if this is the case.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:16 2

66. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1570; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

This has been brought up before in another article and I felt I should address it. If you remember, the T-Mobile version of the GSII had a Snapdragon processor in it. This was because while it may be true that T-Mobile doesn't have LTE, they do need a chipset that supports 42Mbps which the Exynos only supports 21Mbps. Therefore, the T-Mobile version would have the same chipset as other carriers because of this criteria.

EDIT: Unless Samsung addressed this issue by somehow updating their chipsets to support the higher Mbps, don't be surprised if the T-Mobile version has the same chipset offered on other carriers.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:55 1

78. MrNobodyWTB (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

Ah! Very true. I do remember that specific matter now. Thank you for the response! :D

Not really worried though. I was planning on buying the SIII off contract anyway, so as long as there is an international version with compatible bands, I'm snatching it up.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:43

113. BuckeyeCadet86 (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Also T-Mobile USA has plans in the future to switch to LTE and unfortunately T-Mobile doesn't have the subscriber base to create an entirely new production line that works just for their carrier, sad but true.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:46

121. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

it actually doesnt require a "new product line".. which yea, it actually does get. Sensation and Amaze were Tmo only products. The mytouch line... sidekick.. ect.. All carriers get exclusives.

If they have corrected the HSPA+ 42mb with the exynos 4412, there is no reason they couldnt just use the international version. That would be super sweet.

If samsung was smart, they would have went pentaband with the phone like they did with the galaxy nexus.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:09 13

5. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

Aaaaaaaaand, the US Carriers crash the party again.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:27 1

26. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Yeah. Crash and burn

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