Galaxy S3 to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor in the US?

S3 Teaser

An unnamed Samsung executive has claimed that the Galaxy S3 coming to the US will not be sporting Samsung’s much talked about quad-core Exynos processor but instead sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad processor that will be powering their next-generation smartphones and tablets including the Galaxy S3 got a lot of heads turning, but might not be making its way to the US.

According to The Korea Times, Samsung will be using the quad-core Exynos processor with 3G in Europe, while the Korean variant will feature LTE support as well. Only the US variant will be getting the Snapdragon treatment which will disappoint a lot of potential customers in the US. This is similar to what happened with the HTC One X, which will be coming to the US in the form of the One XL and also sport LTE connectivity and a (dual-core) Snapdragon chipset instead of the quad-core Tegra 3 chipset on the One X.

Nothing is certain yet, and more details should surface as the official announcement of the Galaxy S3 draws closer, so stay tuned for further information.

5 Comment

  1. The global realist says: Reply

    No doubt they have deemed the US public to be stupid and as a result would never need so much proccessing power

    1. Abhijeet Mishra says: Reply

      Qualcomm is currently producing LTE enabled chips on a larger scale than other manufacturers like Samsung, so for a market like US where there’s mass LTE phone sales, they’re going for Qualcomm.. 🙂

    2. sam_d says: Reply

      What makes you think that Quad core Exynos is powerful than Qualcomm Dual core Snapdragon MSM8960 – oh I see you counted the cores! 
      But you need to know that you are not informed about technology. Qualcomm uses a latest and greatest ARM A15 architecture while Samsung Exynos and Nvidia Tegra3 are still 4 year old A9 architecture processors. I work in these things, I can tell you Qualcomm snapdragon used in HTC One and Galaxy S3 US model, is the greatest processors among all. don’t count cores, go in details (like architecture, cache, instruction pipe depth, vector processing, process technology etc etc) and you will agree with me.  
      MSM8960 is made on next generation architecture, next generation process technology(28 nm), supports and integrated LTE modem with support for 3G on the same chip for greater coverage area, it also does Voice-over-LTE and due to Qualcomm’s amazing modem design it consumes far less power than all other processors. Simplu putting Qualcomm dual core is superior than Nvidia and Samsung Quad cores in every sense, and this is the reason that US carriers have told these companies to launch there phones with Qualcomm processor.
      US is not getting inferior versions, it is getting better versions of HTC one and GS3.

      1. Minor Third says: Reply

        My only issue is that we won’t be getting the Wolfson DAC. That’s disappointing; not that I can think of any worthy alternatives in the market apart from pricey stand-alone DAPs or peripheral DAC/headphone amps with a LOD.

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