Samsung Planning to Release Galaxy S3 with LTE and Quad-Core Processor?
Oh South Korea, how we envy thee. If recent Galaxy S3 rumblings are true, there is indeed much reason to be envious of South Korea and their Galaxy S3 release. According to a quote posted by Android Authority, Samsung has confirmed they intend to release the world’s first quad-core LTE smartphone, in the Korean Galaxy S3. The post quotes Samsung as saying the Korean Galaxy S3 will “include a quad-core Exynos application processor and an LTE modem chip separately”. For those not in the know, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 currently comes in two flavors, a quad-core and dual-core version. The quad-core version features a quad-core Exynos 4 Quad processor with 1gb of RAM, but does not have LTE capability. The dual-core version has a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2gb of RAM, and does include LTE functionality. The Korean version would combine the best of both worlds, taking the quad-core Exynos processor, and merging it with LTE functionality. Could this wind up being similar to the Galaxy S2′s US release last year, where they released the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket shortly after it? Will Samsung follow up the Galaxy S3 release with a LTE enabled quad-core version? It seems this could very well be a possibility. Stay tuned.
Source: Android Authority