Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III with Exynos/LTE combo in store for Germany

Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III with Exynos/LTE combo in store for Germany
Who said the Exynos processor doesn't play well with LTE? Samsung stated that it will be trying to integrate 4G LTE in its own line of system chips, and has seemingly delivered in a quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III LTE that will sport the coveted 4G radio, destined for German carriers.

Now we actually doubt that Samsung is having the radio integrated, like in Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets, as it is too soon after the CEOs battlecry for Samsung to develop true SoCs, baseband radio integration and all, but this Exynos/LTE combo is still good to see outside the company's home turf, as it is also rumored to appear like that for Rogers in Canada.

The LTE radio working alongside Samsung's own quad-core processor apparently doesn't come cheap, though - pricing has been tipped at EUR 740, or about $940 SIM-free, which is pretty high up there, even if you consider that gear is usually at least a fifth more expensive in Europe than in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE is about to hit German carriers in October.

source: SammyHub

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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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19 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

battery waster?

13. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Use LTE when you need it, use normal 3G when you don't?

2. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

lol $940 is not expensive enough in apple eyes, in my country, the 64gb iPhone 4S sells for $1100

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Revolutionary iPhone5 could cost more and one of the coverups for higher pricing is already thoughtout (and there on PA) by marketing gurus ... shortage of iPhone5 due to parts and this would look a copy of so many other phones with large screen :)

4. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Let me guess... Venezuela?

6. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

no. indonesia....

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

For example in my country (all devices without any contract): iPhone 4S (16GB) todays cost is: ~ 840 USD Samsung Galaxy S III (16GB) todays cost is: ~ 711 USD HTC One X todays cost is: ~ 696 USD Lithuania (Europe) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania

11. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

greetings from poland ;)

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Hello, Poland! :) Does iPhone is alos so overpriced in Poland ?

19. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

yep it is 4s 16gb ~ 800$ one x ~680$

15. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Galaxy Nexus 350$

21. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Iphone 4s - 5680 HKD S3 - 5128HKD One X - 4982HKD Xperia Ion - 4320 Xperia S - 3998HKD !

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

So Germany is getting the same version Korea already got. Big whoop.

14. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

No. The Korean version has 2gb of RAM with LTE.

7. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I felt so funny when I saw people blamed SS about LTE on S3, although that was the monopoly problem of Qualcomm.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it is. Qualcomm owns the patents to the only fully integrated LTE/Arm solution right now and they are not liscencing it out. Sooner or later they will get sued to push that patent into FRAND if no one else can figure out a viable solution.

10. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

2GB of RAM ?

17. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

This is just sad. I'm sure that the US is one of Samsung's major consumer countries and only got a dual-core with 2GB RAM, yet other countries are getting GS3 with LTE & quad-core, some also got 2GB RAM with it.

20. FrostyDanny

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

When will the US be getting quad core phones integrated into LTE?

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