Samsung Giving Galaxy S III a Dual-Core Snapdragon For The US?


The hardware picture of the Samsung Galaxy S III is finally really starting to come together, with Samsung just announcing that its next Galaxy will feature one of the company’s quad-core Exynos chips. Recently, though, we’ve seen high-profile quad-core phones also launched as dual-core versions on carriers using LTE. Will we see a similar job done on the Galaxy S III? According to one report, that could very well be the case.

The Korea Times cites unnamed Samsung officials as explaining that there will be three main versions of the Galaxy S III: a quad-core Exynos with 3G for international markets, a quad-core Exynos with LTE for South Korea, and a Snapdragon-based model for the US.

This is decidedly odd, assuming the information turns out to be accurate; we could understand using a Snapdragon if the Exynos didn’t have LTE support, but that’s clearly not the case here. Was it a matter of frequency coverage? Perhaps even a move suggested by US carriers themselves for some reason? Whatever the logic is, we’d love to hear what Samsung’s thinking.

Without quad-core Snapdragons yet available, a US Galaxy S III with a Qualcomm chip would almost certainly use a dual-core S4 component.

Source: Korea Times

Via: Unwired View

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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