User Agent Profile shows Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon with Qualcomm S4 on board?

User Agent Profile shows Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon with Qualcomm S4 on board?
A few days ago, an anonymous Samsung executive told the Korea Times that the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III would be the only variant of the eagerly awaited device to use the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Elsewhere on this planet that we call earth, the device would feature the super-fast quad-core Exynos processor home grown by the Korean based manufacturer.

Based on a User Agent Profile, it sadly appears that the unnamed Samsung executive was right on target. The User Agent string in question shows a handset with the model number SCH-I535 with a 720p display and powered by Android 4.0. Under the hood is the Qualcomm MSM8960 processor which is the S4. The model number seems to fit in with traditional model numbers used by Verizon for Samsung branded smartphones such as the Samsung GALAXY Nexus (SCH-I515), the Samsung Droid Charge (SCH-I510) and the Samsung Fascinate (SCH-I500).

As we discussed before, quad-core processors like the NVIDIA Tegra 3 and the Exynos  processor do not offer an integrated LTE radio like the S4 does. So far, those chips and LTE just do not play well together and with more and more Stateside customers turning to LTE, Samsung might have no choice but to turn to the S4. But the S4 does have plenty of fans and has proven in benchmark tests and in real-life usage to be extremely zippy.

We should learn a lot more about the Samsung Galaxy S III on Thursday when the device is expected to be introduced by the manufacturer.

source: PocketNow

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58 Comments

1. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Dont do it sammy..not verizon agian

13. OHNOOOOOOO

Posts: 2; Member since: May 02, 2012

WTF??? I just finished watching the review video of the one x with this chip and I don't know if its HTC implementation or the weakness of the soc but the fluidity of the web browsing (w/flash) was anything but smooth especially when zooming in and out. I was hoping that the executive was just some id1ot who doesn't know crap but... Can we honestly mean mugg qualcomm for not sharing lte implamentation tech with everyone else??? I mean we could've all been getting some good exynos and lte RIGHT NOW!!!

29. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Its not the chip.... Issue with the way the phone resizes text.

46. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Watch Engadget's review of the One X with the S4. The web browsing is buttery smooth.

33. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I feel it's going to be the S4 for the Verizon LTE and the exynos LTE for at&t. I'm saying this because Rogers in canada has the same LTE bands as at&t, thus devices like the rogers version of the ipad LTE works on at&t but not on Verizon. It seems to me the At&t LTE bands will be the international ones meaning one can still import a phone from other markets and will work on the network. Case in point, the Rogers version of the HTC One X being compatible with At&t's LTE bands.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Gonna be a lot of disappointed Sammy fans out there. HTC, Moto and others just got a second chance.

14. OHNOOOOOOO

Posts: 2; Member since: May 02, 2012

I just can't wait for exynos and .... yeah exynos to work with lte and just shoot this crappy crapdragon out of the pic. Well I guess there's TI omap 5 series.

30. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I thought I would feel bad about picking up the razr with the announcement of the S3 but now I don't mind my decision at all. I wonder if sammy will go down the road of moto and come out with a "maxx" version featuring the exynos and lte when the technology becomes available.

3. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

At least Verizon is finally confirmed to get a current-generation smartphone. I guess there was the Droid Incredible LTE too...

4. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

NO!!!!! Not again! Does this mean AT&T SGS3 4g LTE will not have Exynos as well? Why Sammy? Why? Say it aint so! SAMMY!!! WHY???!!!!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!

12. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Because Exynos is not compatible with LTE.

15. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Korean ver has LTE radio, so the reason here is the f*cking s*cking monopoly power in LTE radio chip of Qualcomm! That's why I hate Qualcomm!

19. TakeTHIS

Posts: 3; Member since: May 02, 2012

F-ing qualcomm- why can't they just share tech or licence their tech instead they have to be a bunch greedy SOB. Not because of that... well here we are with that POS S4

22. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wow, id*ots. It's not Qualcomm's fault that Exynos doesn't support U.S. LTE.

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it does support Lte.. that's the thing also the model number is odd

42. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

The model number is same way VW been doing it for yes. It does not support US LTE. Korean LTE is different.

47. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Why would Qualcomm share their technology when they stand to make billions more dollars by not? Use your head, Qualcomm's not going to shift its business model to pander to the whims of the less than 1% of the world population who even knows the difference between a Qualcomm chip and a Samsung one. Understand: we are the loud MINORITY.

5. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

i don't give a crap about the processor whether it's dual, quadruple or 1,00 cores. Give it a better screen, camera and battery. The galaxy nexus' camera & battery were pretty crappy, and the pentile display could be better.

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

If the US is getting Qualcomm S4 chip then the whole world should get Qualcomm S4 chip. This way it'll be fair to everyone there won't be any regret and no fragmentation.

31. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Why? The problem is called Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile ad AT&T, why should the rest of the world suffer for our stupid phone companies? I would buy a 3G S3 with a exynos in all likelihood but Verizon has chosen not to go that way so I'm sticking with my razr.

7. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

s**t...

8. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

well, that's US. You want faster data speeds than faster processors. something's gotta give. get the international version if you want that exynos goodness.

9. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I actually read that S4 is faster than tegra 3 which is quad core. I really don't mind it having an S4 as long as its at least as good as the Exynos.

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Exynos Quad is in a whole different league than the current Tegra III.

44. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

According to antutu it is not that much better. Maybe around the 12k range and the Tegra for the one X is around 11k so that is not much of a different.

49. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i wouldn't really base a whole lot off of that because that very well may have been a pre-production unit.

52. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wait until there is an official release device. With the SGS2 samsung had a whole series of exynos leaks that showed it barely keeping up with the S3, but when It launched it completely obliterated the playing field. I dont know if its late optimization or if sammy likes messing with our heads, but I wouldnt pass judgement on it until we get ahold of a production unit. They are promising DOUBLE the power of the current exynos 4210.. which would put it well out of arms reach of the S4 and T3.

11. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Oh, come on!!! This is a new exciting phone coming out. I'll be tickled if Verizon really gets it. If it's a tad slower in real life than in other countries, is it really such a heartbreak? We get a new toy, COME ON! And it's on a fast 4G. Who wants a nice phone that is slowed down by slow data speed? Let's be happy, people! SIII is coming!

17. TakeTHIS

Posts: 3; Member since: May 02, 2012

FU Owlet FU!!! :D JK but NO this is a disappointment since korea is getting exynos and lte. It just feels like a water down version of a super phone. Also I have a very high expectation for SGS3 since SGS2 was such a beast but with SGS3 using the S4 it, seems more like "an incremental upgrade" rather than the next gen super phone to succeed the SGS2.

16. wendygarett unregistered

lets hope at&t and other keep exynos...

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