U.S. Galaxy S III Might Not Have Quad-core CPU with LTE
Quad-core Exynos won't play nice with LTE.
The cell phone industry has been buzzing about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S III for months and yesterday Sammy proudly confirmed what we already knew from the countless rumors: When the phone does become available, it will pack Samsung's powerful quad-core CPU, the Exynos 4 Quad. However, it seems not everyone buying a Galaxy S III will get an Exynos 4 Quad phone. Heck, if these rumors are true, they won't even get a quad-core phone.
AndroidCommunity reports that similar to the HTC One X, which got a dual-core Snapdragon for the U.S. but a quad-core Tegra 3 for International markets, the Galaxy S III may also see a spec change for the American market. The story goes that an unnamed Samsung exec spoke to the Korea Times and spilled the beans that though the European GSIII would have the Exynos, the U.S. model would be Qualcomm-powered instead because the quad-core chips aren't yet compatible with America's LTE networks.
Samsung hasn't officially commented on the report, but with the phone scheduled to launch on May 3, we don't have long to wait before we find out the truth. Rumored specs for the Galaxy S III include a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, a quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel camera for video calling, 16GB of storage, microSD, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and support for microUSB.