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We’ve seen this before: a highly-anticipated flagship phone that gets slightly different internals for the US market. LAst time it was the HTC One X, which gets a dual-core Snapdragon S4 on AT&T instead of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 found on the international version. Now a Samsung source has indicated a similar situation for the Galaxy S III. The Korea Times reports that an unnamed Samsung executive claimed that while the European version of the Galaxy S III will get the Exynos 4 Quad, US versions of the phone will go with a Qualcomm processor instead.

http://androidcommunity.com/galaxy-s-iii-may-have-dual-core-snaprdagon-in-the-us-20120426/

You mean like the disgusting 4 touch buttons at the bottom of the Galaxy S2 here instead of the proper physical home button on the international Galaxy S2?

Tegra 3 and no LTE > Dual Core Snapdragon and LTE

HSPA+ is plenty fast.
Edited by ComradeNF - 4/26/12 at 10:51pm
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Tegra 3 and no LTE > Dual Core Snapdragon and LTE

HSPA+ is plenty fast.


Except that is not marketable in the US.

Why make a phone that is only good for 50% of the consumer base? That makes no business sense.
    
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why do we always get shafted with phones like this!!! mad.gif
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kinda expected this
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Except that is not marketable in the US.
Why make a phone that is only good for 50% of the consumer base? That makes no business sense.

95% of Americans will probably not even know what LTE is. Besides, AT&T and T-Mobile market HSPA+ as 4G anyway.

Also, AT&T's LTE service is garbage right now, and I doubt it will be any better in 2 years. Even in major US cities where they claim you will get LTE service pretty much everywhere you will rarely get LTE connection.
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why do we always get shafted with phones like this!!! mad.gif

Because this is America. 99% of the people don't care what's in their phone, as long as it turns on and has good battery life.
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What does it matter, isn't the dual core processor fast enough? Not to mention I don't think there are many programs on a phone that are multi-threaded anyway. If your worried about performance do what a true overclock.net member would do, root the damn thing and overclock it. Otherwise stop complaining.
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95% of Americans will probably not even know what LTE is. Besides, AT&T and T-Mobile market HSPA+ as 4G anyway.
Also, AT&T's LTE service is garbage right now, and I doubt it will be any better in 2 years. Even in major US cities where they claim you will get LTE service pretty much everywhere you will rarely get LTE connection.

Have you tried AT&T LTE before saying its garbage? Coverage at the moment is garbage for obvious reasons, but when I used to have the Skyrocket, I always had around +10Mbps download when I used it in Chicago, Indianapolis and Houston. Far better than my current i9100 with a usual 1.5Mbps to 6.5Mbps download (switched since I currently live in city without LTE coverage)

This is a hell lot better than when I was on Verizon. Despite being in the center of cities with LTE coverage, I averaged 3.5 to 5Mbps download which isnt very different than the HSPA speed I currently have with AT&T. Obviously it would depend on locations and such, but I never had a consistent high speed with Verizon LTE, so I ended up changing to AT&T (also due to cost).

I dont really have a problem with it being a dual core, but if its performance is a lot lower than the quad core version along with other factors, seems like I might was well just wait for the next iphone.
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We’ve seen this before: a highly-anticipated flagship phone that gets slightly different internals for the US market. LAst time it was the HTC One X, which gets a dual-core Snapdragon S4 on AT&T instead of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 found on the international version. Now a Samsung source has indicated a similar situation for the Galaxy S III. The Korea Times reports that an unnamed Samsung executive claimed that while the European version of the Galaxy S III will get the Exynos 4 Quad, US versions of the phone will go with a Qualcomm processor instead.
http://androidcommunity.com/galaxy-s-iii-may-have-dual-core-snaprdagon-in-the-us-20120426/
You mean like the disgusting 4 touch buttons at the bottom of the Galaxy S2 here instead of the proper physical home button on the international Galaxy S2?
Tegra 3 and no LTE > Dual Core Snapdragon and LTE
HSPA+ is plenty fast.

At single threaded.... 4x Cortex-A9 < 2x Cortex-A15....
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The Galaxy S3 will not use Tegra 3.
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