Samsung To Whip Up A Special Galaxy S III Variant In Korea: Includes Quad-Core Exynos Processor And LTE Modem

You remember how we told you about how Samsung planned on bringing an “extra-special” version of the Galaxy S III in Korea? Well it’s looking like it’s going to be a version of the Galaxy S III beyond our wildest dreams. While the international (GT-I9300) model has a quad-core Exynos processor, it only manages to have a ‘mere’ 1 gig of RAM. Conversely, the North American LTE variants feature ‘only’ a dual-core Snapdragon processor, but features an ample 2GB of RAM. Samsung plans on combining both variants for the Korean shorelines only and making a special model which features the hyper-fast Exynos processor and an LTE modem stuffed inside. According to the gang at The Verge, the LTE modem is not built-in to the Exynos chip— but rather the LTE modem is completely separate from the processor, which helps to explain how this is possible. In addition, reports are indicating the smartphone has added minimal girth as it’s grown to 9mm in thickness.

If all holds up, Sammy is positioned to release the world’s first quad-core LTE smartphone… though LG might have something to say about that. All in all— as exciting as this certainly is, it definitely begs the question: when can those outside of Korea expect a quad-core LTE smartphone?

source: The Verge


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Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.