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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, 20:09 7

6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Should of know we get dual core here in U.S. while the world taste QUAD CORE POWER.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:10 10

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


so, why is the phone going to have a quad core processor with LTE, when the U.S. version will be dual core? I mean, we keep hearing that Tegra3 processors cannot do LTE, so why could Samsung just use the same quad core processor used in the Korean version for the U.S. version?

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:12

10. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 99; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Right

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:58 1

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


I'd assume a combination of politics. Availablity/timing. And maybe rules and standards that US has and Korea doesn't.

EIther way, I feel you.. Apparently US carriers/companies think it's their job to tell us what we want.

Anyone upset should just speak with their wallet and not buy the US version and import.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:12 7

8. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


And boom goes the dynamite...

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:12 8

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Outdated before it even comes out. Let's see how the fanboys backpedal their way out of this one since they claim anything dual core is junk.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:19 4

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


Exacty taco. The droiders r running out of ammo

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:04 3

60. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Are you lot just bored that you feel the need to do this...this goes out to all "trolls" from android iOS windows.etc...lol seriously there better things to do in life than troll you know.like.make comments that are not trying to mock people

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 22:05 2

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


Ammo for what?

What are you even talking about? 4s has been (specification wise) outdated since release.

These "droiders" don't seem to require any ammo.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:01 1

94. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I guess the SIII is outdated then too

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:20 6

20. kidtronic (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Fanboys of quad core processors? Umm...okay.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:24 8

23. dsDoan (Posts: 229; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


If you've read the comments, you'd see that the "fanboys" aren't trying to backpedal anything. They're voicing their disappointment.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:29 3

31. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


his comment involves blind hate towards android. he will turn on the distortion field and will read comments half way

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:25 6

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


they simply wont buy a US version problem solved..... if someone likes Quad core over everything they will get an android flavored Quad core device, if they like Samsung they buy an S3

also can you confirm this? you also have an unknown source that validates it? is it ht same that announced the 2011 iPhone 5? I'm still waiting

also if Samsung uses a Dual Core Chip, then is likely apple will do the same.... just saying

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:41 3

37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Read the title Samsung exec CONFIRMS

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:07 3

61. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


LEARN TO READ would you?

"According to the Korea Times, a Samsung executive who did not want to be named said on Thursday that Samsung will use different combinations of processors and radios on the Samsung Galaxy S III depending on the country involved. In Europe, the device will feature 3G and Samsung's quad-core Exynos processor."

keyword: "who did not want to be named said"

A Samsung Exec who did not wanted to give up his name told the S3 will come up with a lent that has Camera quality photos at 18mp and A battery that lasts 4 days on HEAVY usage.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:50

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


Like A15 Dual Core vs A9 Quad Core..

Outdated? Surely you jest, or are overtaken by silly monikers as quad core and retina display without reading into the inherent change in performance.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:51 3

46. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Hey mate you do know that the s4 that is built with 28nm is more.power efficient than the quad core that is 32nm and is actually more powerful.and you get lte at the same time so this isn't all bad...people.want quad just so they can say hey I got a quad core phone

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:03 2

57. dsDoan (Posts: 229; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Where do you see that the MSM8960 is more powerful than the Exynos 4412? I doubt that. It's not just any quad-core.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:08 1

64. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


No not more powerful thanks samsungs quad but it is more powerful than the tegra 3 which means.the s4 is not just another dual core CPU like last years and is infact able to hold its own against the 2012 quads and be more powerful than some quad which means people shouldn't be dismissig the s4 just because it's a "dual core"

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:09 1

130. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Exactly. People just hate on the S4 because it's made by Qualcomm. Yet it holds its own and even out performs the quad core Tegra 3. The S4 is the highest performing dual-core on the market, even beating the Exynos in the GS2 that everybody loved and said there was no lag with. I'll admit, the S3 was one of the (if not the) least powerful dual core last year, but that was last year. Now it's the S4, and it goes against the quad-cores head on.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:28

133. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


we all know it's good but not for this generation of SoC. you're comparing it to the last gen king. xD

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:07 4

62. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


You know what Taco? You are right, Us androiders just got screwed on this one. I mean Sammy KNEW LTE was taking over when they designed this chip and they STILL didn't implement LTE in its design? WTF SAMMY!?! And they insist on using Qualcomm GARBAGE in their phone, Dammit people MOTO makes the best radios! My RAZR 1 (not maxx) gets 2 to 2.5 days a charge, and its 4g, efficient enough for you? I'm tired of Carriers whining about 4g and then murder unlimited data plans, effectively making 4g useless, we'd rather have horsepower and connect to wifi

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:48 3

73. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


who says that anything dual-core is junk? xD

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 00:48 1

92. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Taco you do realize that Apple can't release a quad core phone, either, do you?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 04:17 1

109. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


why not? apple could just release a quad core phone without LTE and use HSDPA+ coming out with their usual argument "LTE is too battery consuming" to deflect the criticism. it would mean that apple would still get the a quad core processor but still no LTE. Either way is going to have its ups and downs

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 04:52 1

110. ilia1986 (unregistered)


They can't release an iPhone without LTE, because they already got an iPad with LTE.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:35

119. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Irrelevant, they could easily sell an iPhone without LTE radios. Like their probably not going to include that SGX543mp4 gpu powerhouse in the nex iPhone.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:34

126. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


do you remember how disappointed EVERYONE was when the 4S didn't have LTE connectivity? do you think Apple would do that a second year in a row? i think there would be a call to arms if that ever happened.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 01:42

138. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


yeah i'm not saying they'll say no to LTE and not include HSDPA+, either way with such a massive amount of consumers already wanting to buy the next iPhone regardless of its specs, apple could quite easily do well without LTE

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