Samsung Galaxy S III likely to come in Dual-core and Quad-core flavours

It’s less than 24 hours since Samsung broke the news that the next Galaxy would launch with the Quad0core Exynos processor and already reports are coming in that there is a high probability of a Dual-core version too. It’s no secret that the Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core processor doesn’t play nicely with LTE networks hence HTC’s decision to opt for a Dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip for the US model of the One X. Could it be that Samsung’s latest and greatest chip will also present similar problems? The Korea Times certainly seems to think so as it recently got a tip-off from an unnamed Samsung exec that whilst the new Exynos chip will be on board internationally, the US model may feature the Snapdragon S4. The mystery exec was quoted as saying “Samsung plans to release its Galaxy S3 smartphone according to different specification and different markets. For European consumers, it will use 3G and the company’s own quad-core mobile APs, while its own solution that combines LTE, 3G and quad-core mobile APs will be used in the Korean version. But only in the United States, will Samsung use Qualcomm chips.”

I wouldn’t be too hasty about stewing over the lack of Exynos chip in the Galaxy S III (if the rumours are true of course) The Snapdragon S4 has proven on a number of occasions that it’s more than capable of standing toe-to-toe with the Quad-core giants. Will the choice of chip influence your decision on whether or not you’ll be picking up Samsung’s next uber-phone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


source : Korea Times


About the Author: Chris Stewart

Originally from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, I'm now living in the UK's second city, Birmingham. I've had a passion for gadgets from a very young age, it all started with my Commodore 64 at the tender age of 2 years old. I purchased my first mobile phone aged 17 and it was from there the obsession began. Having now gone through 33 phones in 13 years it's safe to say my passion for phones is alive and well! My current phone is the Galaxy Nexus as I'm a big fan of the pure Android experience. I've been working in the Banking industry for the past 10 years and I'm currently working in Human Resources for one of the World's largest Retail Banks. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife and young family and when I'm not fiddling with phones and tablets I can be found playing football (soccer for you guys in the States!), watching Mixed Martial Arts, tinkering with cars or listening to music.

  • Johnnyplaid

    More interested in how they deal with a physical button. Don’t need 2 home buttons.

  • Tomtorre

    No way will I buy the SIII if it only has a Dual Core Chip – I’ll keep my SII until something better comes along and is capable of LTE & NFC – but let’s see what next weeks announcement brings…

  • Mr White003

    Why buy a galaxy s3 dual core when I havea galaxy s2 dual core and it works great… dual core old news no thanks!!!

  • Blett70

    Man that’s a hit, but I have wondered all along how samsung where going to handle this. A dual core snapdragon is the path I had thought that they would take, being that HTC went thet way. That is not going to effect my choice of devices though I have been witing on this phone for a year it seems. The exynos would be the beast of phones comming to the U.S. but that is the trade off we get with 4g. The rest of the world no 4g and the sweetest processor in the known universe…….well until the galaxy nexus comes around.

  • Alatif86

    I’m waiting for the iPhone 5. Hopefully it destroys the s3. 4s is dual core so I can only bet Apple may have a quad core processor. Samsung is having a early release because there’s no way it can compete on the same day release when Apple releases its newest product. Which is smart. Samsung releases phones every month compared to iPhones yearly calendar.

  • nory826

    Damn , I really wanted the quad core exynos for T-Mobiles gs3, looks like it’ll be a repeat of last year with a qualcom processor. Not that I don’t think the s4 will be great, just want that full Samsung experience.Geuss well see what happens