Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III with Exynos/LTE combo in store for Germany
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 24, 2012, 9:06 AM
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.
- 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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lol $940 is not expensive enough in apple eyes, in my country, the 64gb iPhone 4S sells for $1100
posted on Aug 24, 2012, 9:16 AM 13
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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 :)
posted on Aug 24, 2012, 9:22 AM 0
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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/L
posted on Aug 24, 2012, 9:44 AM 2
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I felt so funny when I saw people blamed SS about LTE on S3, although that was the monopoly problem of Qualcomm.
posted on Aug 24, 2012, 9:43 AM 2
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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.
posted on Aug 24, 2012, 9:59 AM 2
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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.
posted on Aug 24, 2012, 2:47 PM 0
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