Samsung Galaxy S III gets a quad-core version with 2GB of RAM, only for Korea
posted by Victor H. / Jun 08, 2012, 6:10 AM
The Samsung Galaxy S III is launching in a couple of varieties across the globe - internationally, the SGS III with model number GT-I9300 has a quad-core Samsung Exynos chip and 1GB of RAM, and that’s a pretty potent combo already. Stateside, though, the Galaxy S III strips the Samsung Exynos clothing for a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip with a dual-core Krait processor with built-in LTE, but doubles the RAM to 2GB.
Now, here’s a combination that brings the best of both worlds - a Samsung Galaxy S III with both a quad-processor AND 2GB of RAM. Bad news? It’s expected to land only on Korea’s SK Telecom in July.
- quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 with CPU clocked @ 1.4GHz
- 2GB of RAM
- 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen
- 4.82 ounces (136.5 grams)
- 0.35 inches (9mm)
Of course, SK Telecom’s GS III features a 2,100mAh battery, like all other versions and comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded. We don’t expect this to come to stateside, and possibly anywhere else except for Korea, but it’s a hint of what to expect in the near future from high-end handsets.
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LTE + quad-core + 2 GB Ram? My GS3 international looks obsolete now, due to another version of GS3
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 6:20 AM 9
It doesn't have LTE, but the quad + 2GB is still better spec than anyone else is getting.
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 7:59 AM 4
Then, I stand corrected. However, this begs the question of why we've been being fed all this bulls**t about how the quad Exynos & LTE aren't compatible. Are they just on different chips in this version? Does that mean the Korean version is thicker? I would have no problem lugging around a slightly thicker phone if it had LTE, quad, & 2GB. I think most would agree.
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 11:20 AM 2
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Korean version is slightly thicker but that could be due to the DMB tuner addon US just sucks for mobile industry and they never said LTE wasn't compatible. Most tech sites have speculated that korean market may receive the exynos quad and LTE. US market is a tricky beast with varying technology/bands etc. Unbranded devices are hard to come by Carriers have tendencies to ruin devices with bloatware or crap firmware
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 12:20 PM 2
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Maybe because its their home market. I don't know. Hey, I'm from Australia, and if Samsung's Australian, I wouldn't mind getting the best version of the product exclusive to home market every now and then. :)
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 7:48 PM 0
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All of you GS3 Fans just got kicked in the balls by Samsung!
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 11:01 AM 1
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not ONLY for Korea, its been all around the internet. its going to the US, Canada and some European countries as well, you are to late phonearena. this info has been around for over 2 weeks now
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 6:27 AM 1
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posted on Jun 08, 2012, 6:30 AM 0
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he is probably right because i went to an at&t store to preorder by gs3 and there was a samsung rep there. he told me at&t's gs3 would have the exynos 4 core processor and 2gb of ram. he also said it wouldnt have a front button.
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 1:47 PM 0
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What makes this unique is that it's a combination of a quad-core Exynos with 2GB of RAM. So far, we've only heard about dual-core chip with 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core with 1GB, not both a quad-core processor and 2 gigs of RAM.
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 6:32 AM 4
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See at one place that is Korea the home company is treating it's people with Double of Ram and one place Taiwan where the home company that is the HTC is treating their people with an old processor, whatever may be the reason behind it but this is happening to the people of Taiwan by HTC
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 6:53 AM 6
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Indeed Korea will get a nice update on their GALAXY S3 Devices but honestly I don't think there will be any situation that need all 2GB of RAM to perform solid, at least not in 2012.
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 7:02 AM 0
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its not about what it can or cant do today.. its about what it will still be able to do in the future.... aka futureproofing. Also, more ram equals better performance with bigger page file sizes for games and apps.
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 9:19 AM 1
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