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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 28 Apr 2012, 03:47

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


i would hope that it's because they know Apple will incude LTE in the next iteration.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:47

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


Taco50, you lost the bet.

you are BANNED. Unless you are proving right here and now that you are nothing but a worthless liar and cant be trusted to stick to your word. :)

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:12

11. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


droiddog.com had this story up at 10:35am EST time.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:13 10

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


I guess I'll be looking at HTC, then.

Honestly, I'd rather have the quad-core with 3G. Wifi is available everywhere I go.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:15 1

13. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


looks like its finally time to start buying iphones on contract to fund my international phones that i want. too bad the carriers are all on the LTE bandwagon all the time. while the speeds are nice, i'll take hspa+ and longer battery

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:15 2

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


10 minutes later and still this is too funny, android users need quad cores, 40mp cameras, super giant screens, and of course the need to lag.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:19 9

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


You consider 4.6 to 4.8" screens "super giant" ?

I suppose if you've been stuck with a 3.5" screen since 2007, I can understand your point of view.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:20 3

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


Lmoa !!!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 05:41

111. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Get a life looooser. more like jealousĀ”

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:16 2

15. dallas90733 (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2011)


Guess I hold on to my SGS2 a little longer :(

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:17 2

16. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Is there a specific reason other chips besides Qualcomm's don't support LTE? Just wondering

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:44 2

39. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I believe it is because Qualcomm is the manufacturer of the LTE chips used here in the states.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:46 1

41. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Looks like they want the LTE business for themselves.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:20 2

22. santy (Posts: 60; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


After seeing what HTC did with One X , Sammy decided to go the same route and keep quads for the holiday season . If they do get the next nexus , it will come with quad.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:57

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


I agree with you. Im hoping for a quad note though =D

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:13

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


Quad will be in the Note 2 (or whatever it's called) and hopefully it will stay that way when it makes it to the States.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:26 1

25. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Disappointing News. But there were rumors that the processor would be clocoed at 1.8 gigs. So I'm hoping it will at least have a MSM8960 PRO clocked at 1.8 gigs with overclocked GPU.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:29

30. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


clocked.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:28 8

29. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Nooo I don't have high hopes for the Galaxy III anymore. At least they could have installed an upgraded exynos dual-core instead or something.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:52 2

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


Exactly. The two reasons I look forward to Samsung flagships are Samsung's processors and displays. The Exynos in the GSII outperformed all competing phone processors that were clocked at the same speed.

If it's not Exynos, it's just another mid-range device.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:53 1

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


S4 is more powerful plus you get lte.what's dissapointing then.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:30 4

32. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


"In Korea, Samsung will use its own solution that will allow the phone to have 3G and LTE connectivity along with a quad-core processor."

What is that solution?? Share it with us, Korea!!

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:01

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


Korea uses a different frequency for.late.compared.to the US that's why Samsung is able to make a quad with lte for Korea.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:30 2

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


Then what of T-Mobile? As far as I'm aware, they do not have LTE.

Import time!

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 21:52 2

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


they still used the S3 in their version of the Galaxy S II to support HSPA+ 42mbps. it looks like all versions of the Galaxy S3 will use S4s in the States being that AT&T, Sprint & Verizon use LTE & T-Mobile will want to use HSPA+ 42mbps.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:31 2

34. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


So quad core phones just won't sell this year in the US. So its just a upgrade to a HD screen, wow, talk about hype. This is an example of moving forward way to fast with phones while not making sure newer tech works with each other. Well, its better anyway. Next year will be every SGS2 users upgrade after the 2 year contract. By then people can just get the sgs4 which should have LTE working with the newer CPU/GPU.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:37

36. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


I want Galaxy S3 at T-Mobile newer dual core is better than quad core draining battery very fast plus phone don't needs 4-core anyway like tablet or laptop. Phone is for talk, text,web and video only no AutoCad or PC softwares that required 4-core. Quad core is phone companies are competing each other to be a top dog but we don't need it.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:56

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


You can't tell me, or anyone else, what my phone is for. My phone is for whatever I decide to use it for. If you don't want a powerhouse smartphone, then don't look at flagship devices.

On another note: This quad-core processor consumes 20% less power than the old dual-core.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 23:07

87. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Wow u actually believing their marketing talk about 20% less power ? Lmao. Anyway, what's the point of all this "I NEED MORE COREZ" madness ? Are you buying your new smartphone just for bragging about your benchmark scores or playing boring games with high requirements ?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:24

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


With your 10 years experience as a Samsung engineer, I'm sure you know, all too well, that their "marketing talk" is a fallacy.

Android is a multitasking OS, so clearly it wouldn't make any sense in the world to have different cores allocated to different processes, as is done on desktop PCs.

I also like how you state "boring games" as if it were fact, rather than your singular minute opinion.

If you want to talk about overpowered specs, then technically the LG Vortex I'm currently using is more than you need. It has a 600 mhz CPU, 512 mb RAM, 32 gb SD card. It runs the OS perfectly, as it comes with vanilla Android stock. It has more than enough power for any app, aside from advanced games. I'm sure you're not using a phone that has higher specs than this, right? Anything more advanced would just be battery wasting bragging rights, no?

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