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Samsung executive confirms that U.S. variant of Samsung Galaxy S III will feature dual-core CPU

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Apr 2012, 20:02

An unnamed Samsung executive confirms what we feared last night when the Korean manufacturer said that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be the first device with quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor under the hood; the executive said that in the U.S., a dual-core Qualcomm CPU will be used...

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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:22

132. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I would rather have a more powerful processor than LTE... Especially considering that I won't get LTE in my little country town for a long time, and I don't travel much. I think they should give us the option, like AT&T did. You can either have the LTE GS3 with the S4, or the 4G (Wimax, HSPA+) with the quad Exynos. For those who want faster data speeds, or those who want better overall performance. Or maybe Samsung should've just accounted for both of those people and made a quad core Exynos that is compatible with LTE. Depends how you look at it

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 23:19 1

90. slaggyb (Posts: 215; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Crapdragon again damn samsung....everything bad always comes to the US of A

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:28

134. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Why do you say that? You shouldn't base your opinion on last years tech. The S3 was bad, yes, but the S4 is completely revamped. I doubt you'll see much difference in everyday usage between the S4 and quad Exynos, with extreme usage, maybe a bit of lag with the S4, but not much. But my point is, for the average user the S4 has plenty of power to spare. If you want the quad so bad, buy the international version. The majority of consumers won't look at processors, they'll just buy it because it's fast and pretty, and the S4 is fast, the GS3 will look pretty.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 00:40 1

91. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

i used to be so jealous of you US guys as you can get these awesome phones for such low prices on contract while we indians have to buy them at such high prices(off contract as there's no proper contract system here) and even that is very costly as the Iphone 4S costs equivalent to 900 us dollars(Rs 44,500) on aircel and other carrries while you get it for 200$ (about 10000 Rs) but at least we dont get our phones with crappy processors( i know s4 is great but i dont think you'd wanna compare it to exynos 4412). at least there are some benefits living in this country.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:28

100. chadrick0814 (unregistered)

Just so you understand, the US can buy off contract international versions as well. Amazon.com, negri electronics, mobilecityonline, etc..... in the long run its actually cheaper because you don't have to pay a carrier's data plan.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:22

97. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

So I guess this article got it wrong.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 01:24

98. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


(wouldn't let me paste the link in the original post. PhoneArena desperately needs a mobile site)

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:12 1

107. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

What a bunch of morons, are you guys dumb? Its not even confirmed and the story is sketchy at best.

Why dont you all just chill out, wait for the announcement and then you can criticise.


posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:21

108. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

if the quad-core Exynos doesn't support LTE it doesn't mean much else.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:29

135. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Yes, they did over-react a bit, but no need to call names. Rude.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:44

114. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Import timeeeee

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:25

116. KOUROS (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)

Well if you dont like crapdragon bye the
European version.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:39

117. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Wow! Is it me or the U.S. are just getting dual core instead of quad core left and right. First, HTC One X now the SGS3? I am sad now :(

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:33

136. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Quad core isn't that important. With the One X, the Tegra 3 compared to the S4, quad is more of a marketing term than an actually performance difference. With the GS3 though, the S4 compared to the quad Exynos, yes the S4 is less powerful. But the S4 still has ALOT of power. More than the current dual core Exynos in the GS2, which people have no complaints about. So it's not too much of a loss

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:32

118. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I personally couldn't care less how many cores it has. If it performs and has LTE I'm in. Oh yeah...has to come to Verizon too...lol

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 11:10

124. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

Now that was disappointing :(
so the only upgrade would be the screen then ?? otherwise same ol sgs2
im changing my name :(

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 21:36

137. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The processor is still an upgrade, the S4 is the best performing dual-core in the market. It's on par with the Tegra 3 and better than the dual-core Exynos that's in the GS2. You should have no problem with lag in the GS3

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:10

125. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

After may 3rd a whole leap of HTC ONE X Phones will be sold including ONE S HA HA HA

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