It is being reported that the all-new Samsung Galaxy SIII will be released in the US with a dual-core S4 processor as opposed the quad-core Quad Core Exynos 4 chip that everyone was expecting.
The reason for this is due to the wide reach of the LTE network in the United States. Currently, LTE radios do not play nice with the Exynos 4 chip in smartphones, which is why the dual-core processor was needed. But don’t fret, ladies and gentlemen, because this dual-core chip is supposed to be even faster than the quad-core chip being offered internationally, accord to an article by Ibtimes, a tech website that reviews various gadgets. The reason for this is due to how the processors were built, with the quad-core Exynos 4 being built using ARM9 tech and the dual-core S4 using ARM15 tech.
Sure, saying your phone is only dual-core sounds downright puny in comparison to a quad-core beast of a phone, but after a little bit of explanation, you’ll come out on top (hopefully).
Below is a list of the rumored specs of the Samsung Galaxy S3, according to a supposed page from the instruction manual on Tmonews.com (international version. US version will vary slightly):
- HSPA+ 21 Mbps (US will have LTE service)
- 8MP camera with LED flash
- 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen
- 1080p recording and playback
- 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU (US will probably see a dual-core processor
As you can already tell, this phone will be a monster. If these specs are true, the S3 will have the second largest screen on the market, with the Samsung Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch mini tablet screen taking home the gold.
All speculation aside, this phone should certainly prove to be the animal it has been raved to be. While rumors will always be just rumors, we’ll see for sure how the phone turned out on May 3rd.