Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III to score "superlative" benchmarks, but only in the global version

Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III to score
We've seen the game before - Samsung using different processors for the same phone in different regions. We've seen it from others as well, like HTC with the "global" One X with quad-core Tegra 3, and the "local" with Snapdragon S4 for AT&T.

Now sources say that the Samsung Galaxy S III, or whatever it gets titled come May 3, will also have a "global" version, which will be the one with the quad-core processor, most likely the Exynos 4412. 

That probably means there might be US carrier versions with Snapdragon, but let's not get ahead, May 3 is just around the corner. "As we've seen with Qualcomm's S4, [quad-core] isn't automatically better than a dual-core", the source added, as if to dispel the worries about performance.

He also said, however, to "expect superlative benchmark performance" from the quad-core Galaxy S III. Given that last year's Exynos can hold clock for clock with the new Snapdragon S4, we wouldn't be very surprised if 4412 blows every other Android silicon out of the water.

source: TheVerge

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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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78 Comments

1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

i call BS stupid rumours

13. thelegend6657 unregistered

If you don't like it doesn't mean it's not true

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It reminds me last years and rumours about Samsung Galaxy S II and two different GPUs.

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

1080p Screen Exynos SoC ------------------------------- \ Quad-Core 1.8Ghz \ 2GB RAM / 2000mAh Battery ------------------------------- / Ceramic Outer

3. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

eye-tracking and bezel-less are my most admired ! also quad core, 2000 battery, 1080p, exynos and 2GB of RAM ! HAHA :P

7. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

and what are you going to do with 2GB of RAM?

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In mine opinion it is stupid question, the same question was about 1GB of RAM... Look to the future!

54. khanmhsn

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

it is for better multi tasking.dude you should keep yourself uptdated.

71. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

"you should keep yourself uptdated"? i wasnt talking about the benefits of more RAM, i know it helps in better multitasking but 2GB is still more then a average user'll ever need 1 and half GB is more than enough.

64. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

run different apps on different parts of the FHD screen ;D

68. TOYMAN

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

WHAT EVER I WANT

9. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

yeah right, same old ifans rumor on iphone.. not surprising.

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

2GB of RAM idk... I have heard that the new generation of RAM memory for mobile devices will come only in early 2013, but that not approved yet.

67. JewishMan

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

It could still be 2GB of RAM... the NVIDIA Tegra 3 that has been out since late 2011 is capable of handling 2GB of RAM, its just that the few companies that use the Tegra 3 didn't want to pay to put 2GB of RAM in their devices, so we have only seen 1GB so far.

72. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree, but they won't start buying old generation 2 GB RAM memory because soon here will be new generation, thats mean they will wait till 2013.

40. deeoh1084

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

1080p screen sounds good but for some reason i prefer 720p to conserve battery usage but if they can get same battery usage out of 1080p as 720p i'm sold!!!! all i want from this GSIII will be probably the Quad Core & 2000mAh or higher Battery

4. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

1080p Screen Exynos SoC ------------------------------- \ Quad-Core 1.8Ghz \ SAMSUNG 2GB RAM ANDROID ICS I GALAXY SUPER S III 2000mAh Battery / SMARTPHONE Ceramic Outer ------------------------------- / And just add Whatever you like in it , Just for you...

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you are as stupid as 1080p screen on a phone would be

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It will be rumor-ville until the handset actually ships. Then, there will be either a bunch of happy owners, or not many really bummed owners.

6. wendygarett unregistered

If AT&T use crapdragon again, I would say GOODBYE!!!

8. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Exynos is Exynos. .... The best out there. Crapdragon ...LOL

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Kid, just wait when dual core S4 PRO(1.8ghz, Adreno 320 GPU) beats this quad core Exynos. Mark my words.

43. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes the Qualcomm Krait S4 Pro will be sweet. 1.8GHz 28nm technology with Adreno 320 GPU will be insanely powerful. darac I have been saying the same thing for a VERY long time! +1 to you & the S4 Pro! lol

55. khanmhsn

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

there is no way snapdragon can beat mali.the mali-400mp(galaxy s2) can run quad core games(tegra 3).if you dont believe me search it on youtube.

74. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Look up Adreno 320. They say it's going to be more powerful than the Xbox360/PS3. That is going to be best. The Mali-400 is a little bit less powerful compared to the Adreno 225. The Exynos on the Samsung Galaxy S II is not more powerful than the Krait S4 dual-core with Adreno 225. The Krait S4 Pro will be a 28nm 1.5 to 1.8GHz dual-core with Adreno 320. Here is are some stats as per PhoneArena.com: HTC One S (S4 dual-core with Adreno 225): Quadrant: 4867, AnTuTu: 7012, NenaMark 2: 60,7 HTC One X (Tegra 3 quad-core): Quadrant: 4848, AnTuTu: 11024, NenaMark 2: 47,4 Samsung Galaxy S II (Exynos C210 dual-core): Quadrant: 3113, AnTuTu: 6076, NenaMark 2: 51 Samsung Galaxy Nexus (OMAP 4460 dual-core): Quadrant: 2000, AnTuTu: 5503, NenaMark 2: 24 I think you need to go & do your research.

11. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

do u guys know that the full potiential of xbox360 and ps3 has never been utilised, quad cores will be no better than single core unless someone programs the app to better utilise all 4.

17. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

what in the hell does that have to do with this article?

21. thelegend6657 unregistered

True In Quadrant the oneS and OneX scores about the same as quadrant is not taking advantages of all cores Compared with antutu which is using all 4 cores

23. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Quadrant got an update back in february to support multiple cores

31. thelegend6657 unregistered

By multiple cores I think the devs mean dual core

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