Google ad says Rogers Samsung Galaxy S III to have both LTE and Exynos processor

Google ad says Rogers Samsung Galaxy S III to have both LTE and Exynos processor
Is Canadian carrier Rogers getting a special version of the Samsung Galaxy S III or should you reach for the salt? And if Rogers is getting a special version of the phone, what is happening with the U.S. models? Before we get ahead of ourselves, let's clue you in on what we're talking about. A Google ad for Rogers says "Samsung Galaxy S III-with 4G LTE and new Exynos Processor".  We have discussed before that current LTE radios and some quad-core processors like the NVIDIA Tegra 3 and the Exynos 4412 are like oil and vinegar and are not compatible. That is why the AT&T version of the HTC One X has the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8960 S4 as a replacement for the global versions' Tegra 3 inside the unit.

Meanwhile, an anonymous Samsung executive leaked word that the U.S. versions of the phone would feature a dual-core Qualcomm  processor. Recently, user agent profiles seemingly for both the Sprint and Verizon models of the Samsung Galaxy S III confirmed that the devices would be powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 processor.

We would have to file this under the category of advertising mistake, and you know what? It wouldn't be the first time that a Google ad has accidentally repeated incorrect information, nor will it be the last. No one would care if this ad incorrectly listed how much cereal was inside a box of Fruit Loops, but because we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S III, the stakes are much higher.

source: AndroidCentral


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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I wonder if both are the same price !

2. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

there is no way. its a mistake

3. TOYMAN

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

i think they sais it just to get a rasie out of everyone. i think its going to be the frist phone to work in the US

4. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

i would really like for this to be true but don't expect it to be so. :-(

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, quad core for Korea and Canada and not the U.S....band issue?

15. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

No... Actually, It's Qualcomm's monopoly power issue.

6. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Pa the exynos can do lte though. In korea their will be a verision with quad core exynos and lte.

7. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I could see samsung putting in their Exynos 5 Dual processor (the one that is clocked at 1.7-2Ghz and offers nearly 2x the performance than their other dual-core Exynos at the same time using less power), but not an S4 processor. If Samsung does put an S4 processor in the US versions, then I won't be getting this device.

24. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Completely agree with you man, that's what the difference maker for me is as well, if its not exynos, then I'll grab the new evo, or wait it out to see what windows 8 or bb 10 have to offer

8. MATOZ

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Uhm... LTE using Exynos, I don't think so! (I don't buy it, (the article)) If this news comes true, then its supposed to be sell by ATT as well. (But there's no such info regarding of the LTE+Exynos, not yet)

9. MATOZ

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

If this news comes true, then its supposed to be sell by ATT as well. (But there's no such info regarding of the LTE+Exynos, not yet) It's nice to dream Since many new Contributing Authors recently are part of FA, now there are so much info, but not necessary true, just rumors and speculations. Just saying!

10. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Exynos can do LTE just not US carrier's LTE as the spectrum license to them by the FCC is different than that assigned in their geographic government regions. Not sure if Korea's on FDD-LTE or TDD-LTE but they're not likely to support the same frequency bands in the Exynos chip. 700MHz 800MHz 1600MHz 1800MHz 1900MHz 2500MHz 2600MHz A world phone (and the modem/dsp) would have to support all of those.

13. MrNobodyWTB

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

What about T-Mobile USA's 1700MHz/2100MHz? My understanding of a world phone would opperate anywhere in the world, on any carrier. Or are there limiting specifications to this outside of possible no-LTE compatibility in some locations? Please elaborate so I can understand more, if capable please.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

A world phone that is sold in the US, just means it has international frequencies. The only phones that work on Tmobile are either Tmobile branded or are Pentaband to support the main 4 (quad) bands that the bulk of the world uses, and the extra (makes it penta) band that Tmobile uses which is the 1700/2100. Now if your lucky enough to live in one of these areas that Tmobile is adding 1900 to as well, then ur compatibile with most every GSM phone.

19. MrNobodyWTB

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Thank you for the clarification! I live in an area where we get T-Mobile USA's HSPA+ 42Mbps (despite not very many phones that are out that are capable of this). Is that an easy way to tell that my area has or is adding 1900Mhz support, or is that a question for one of the local T-Mobile retail locations?

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Wasn't Samsung working on an upgraded dual-core Exynos with the A15 architecture? Maybe that will have LTE capabilities, and will be released in the US

12. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well...may be canadian carrier is touting hspa+ capabilities as 4G

14. MrNobodyWTB

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Could be. I always hated that some carriers are able to market HSPA+ as "4g" as in 4th generation, not the 4g "specification" that is now marketed as LTE.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The ITC or whatever they are called ruled down that HSPA+, Wimax and LTE are all "4g". Peeps just need to get past that.

25. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Telus Bell and Rogers have all had LTE since around September last year. And all carriers will be getting the S4 version. It is a typo.

18. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I have a brother in Toronto, and Rogers tried to sell him a 4G LTE GSM RAZR xt910! i know better, only verizon has an lte razr xt912, not gsm xt910. On the fine print however, it only says 4G Moto Razr, not LTE! There is no such thing as 4G remember? Rogers uses it as a marketing gimmick for hspa+

20. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

aaaannnd now im mad. but seriously, if anyone's been up in canada, Bell and Roger's prescence is really scary. They basically run the country up there, they're practically omnipresent

21. bdummett205

Posts: 1; Member since: May 09, 2012

I may be wrong, but doesn't apple use Samsung's chips for the iPhone and therefore the upcoming iPhone may have problems with LTE connnectivity as well

22. Iphone4 unregistered

if true, it will heart iphone, other android running phones and WP7

23. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Well, the good news is that Rogers LTE bands are the same as at&t's so i guess i better start saving some money to import the phone...

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