We’re all expecting the Samsung Galaxy S III (or possibly just the new Galaxy S) to feature an Exynos quad-core CPU, so it really isn’t news if I tell you that’s it’s been confirmed by The Verge, but what’s interesting is the fact we might only see this CPU on the global version. Actually it isn’t all that surprising since HTC has implemented the similar NVIDIA Tegra 3 in their global One X, but in the U.S., they went with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 primarily for LTE connectivity. The Exynos chip is a little unknown at this time, and I guess I was hoping that it would have LTE compatibility, but I guess it won’t be the case. I know NVIDIA is promising LTE support for the Tegra 3 soon, so I guess it’s safe to assume that Samsung is just as far behind in getting the Exynos ready.
If there’s one carrier in the U.S. where it’s possible to find the quad-core Exynos, it might be T-Mobile since they don’t have LTE at the present time. Still unlikely since the dual-core Exynos that was in the global Galaxy S II didn’t make it to T-Mobile because of compatibility with AWS. I’m guessing this scenario will probably be the same with the new chip.
Something tells me that we won’t find out too much about the U.S. variants during the May 3 announcement, so we might have to wait a little longer to find out.