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Samsung Announces 1.4GHz Quad-Core Exynos Processor, Will Come Equipped in New Galaxy SIII

We no longer have to rely on the rumors, folks. Samsung has officially announced that their brand new quad-core Exynos processor, clocked at a hefty 1.4GHz, will power the new Galaxy SIII that is to be unveiled next month in London. Samsung states that the new chip can deliver twice the computing power at 20% lower power consumption over their already battery-efficient dual-core chip. Samsung’s VP of System LSI marketing had this to say about the new Exynos processor:

The quad-core processor offers phenomenal multitasking abilities surpassing any single or dual application processor. Since all the cores must share a single battery, the power management and efficiency in the limited battery capacity are indispensable for mobile computing devices. Given the diverse functionalities consumers are demanding from their mobile devices today, the Exynos 4 Quad meets those high-performance needs while keeping power consumption very low.

Now that the new quad-core Exynos is official and we know that it will power the upcoming SGSIII, who here can’t wait for this thing to come to the States? Read the full press release down below. 

Samsung’s New Quad-Core Application Processor Drives Advanced Feature Sets in Smartphones and Tablets 

Designed on 32nm HKMG process, new energy-efficient chip exceeds 1.4GHz per core.

SEOUL, Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced the industry’s first quad-core application processor built on the High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process technology. With unprecedented performance capabilities exceeding 1.4GHz based on the ARM® CORTEXTM A9 quad-core, the powerful, yet energy-efficient Exynos 4 Quad, allows system-level architects to integrate maximized power efficiencies into smartphones and tablets which enables double the processing power at a 20 percent lower power bill over its predecessor, the 45nm process-based Exynos 4 Dual.

“The quad-core processor offers phenomenal multitasking abilities surpassing any single or dual application processor. Since all the cores must share a single battery, the power management and efficiency in the limited battery capacity are indispensable for mobile computing devices,” said Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “Given the diverse functionalities consumers are demanding from their mobile devices today, the Exynos 4 Quad meets those high-performance needs while keeping power consumption very low.”

Multi-core processing delivers enhanced performance, enabling users to accomplish more tasks in a shorter period of time. For example, a task such as streaming video can run on one core while the other cores update applications in the background, connecting to the web and scanning virus-check simultaneously.

Benefitting from a use case where the parallel processing and workload sharing among the four cores is necessary, the Exynos 4 Quad is particularly well-suited for heavy-load applications such as 3D games, video editing, and calculation-intensive simulation.

Due to its 32nm HKMG low-power process and power-saving design, the Exynos 4 Quad has two times the processing capability over the 45nm process based Exynos 4 Dual while consuming 20-percent less power. To improve power efficiency, Samsung adopted hot-plug functionality to support on-off switching for each core as well as the per-core dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS), which offers a dramatic reduction in power consumption by adapting different levels of voltage and frequency when changing workloads.

Having identical form factor measurements (12mm X 12mm X 1.37 mm), the Exynos 4 Quad is pin-to-pin compatible with the 32nm process based Exynos 4 Dual, allowing mobile device designers to immediately adopt the new solution without additional cost, engineering or design efforts.

In addition, the new processor incorporates a full HD 30 frame per second video hardware codec engine for high resolution 1080p video recording and play-back, an embedded image signal processor interface for high-quality camera functionality and an HDMI 1.4 interface for sharp and crisp multimedia content transmission.

Samsung developed a power management IC (PMIC), the S5M8767, as a companion chip to power the Exynos 4 Quad processor. By integrating various circuitry such as nine highly efficient and programmable buck converters and 28 low-dropout regulators (LDOs) into the small package of 5.0 mm x 5.0mm x 0.4mm, the S5M8767 is designed to scale up or down the dynamic voltage depending on the clock speed in 6.25mV step for managing power delivery and maximizing battery life at the system level.

Already in production, the Exynos 4 Quad is scheduled to be adopted first into Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone that will officially be announced in May. Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other major handset makers.

“The application processor is a crucial element in providing our customers with a PC-like experience on mobile devices. Samsung’s next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon, offers uncompromised performance and ground breaking multi-tasking features, thanks to Exynos 4 Quad’s powerful performance and efficient energy management technology,” said Hankil Yoon, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy Team, Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

Last year, Samsung introduced a new online hub dedicated to its Exynos processor. Designed to facilitate easy communication with industry partners and end users, the new micro-site takes you a step closer to the ultimate experience Exynos delivers; product information, user experience and information on promotion events. More information can be found at http://www.samsung.com/exynos.

  • InsNameHere

    First I want to say, from a business perspective, Verizon is not going to deny sales of one of the hottest phones in the market. They wont make that mistakes twice (like the time they mistakenly denied the iPhone). This would bring in many potential customers which are attracted to the device.

    Second, Samsung wants to top sales by making its device #1. By making it available on all the carriers it is expanding its ability to do so. It is already rumored that Verizon will be getting the SGS3.

  • yarrellray

    It’s very hard to know that YES the Verizon Galaxy Nexus will always be the STEP CHILD as far as Google is concerned. Now that they are selling the actual GALAXY NEXUS that should’ve been sold originally for 399 plus tax I might just make that dive myself and place it on T-Mobile. Verizon will never keep up with the updates anyway because they don’t want the GALAXY NEXUS to appear to be better than the other android devices on the same network. Plus everyone already knows that all Verizon cares most about is there DROID DEVICES and the Razr devices. HSPA+ should be good enough for daily use plus just knowing jellybean is right around the corner is just enough push for me to make a carrier change. A person should not have to root and rom the device if they don’t want to and at least with Verizon out of Google’s way now updates will come DIRECTLY FROM GOOGLE just like it was suppose to be in the first place. Verizon will NEVER TREAT the GALAXY NEXUS as a top device on there network because they will push all those other bloatware inflated devices before the Gnex. My galaxy nexus still has great value and I will just sell it before making the change. Plus I will also probably jump on that GALAXY NOTE with ICS that will also appear on Tmobile within the next month I always wanted both the GALAXY NEXUS and GALAXY NOTE.

  • ryanallaire

    I would gladly pay 300 bucks for the SGSIII, don’t think i’d pay much more though…since i’d be on contract….

  • Atst88

    Does it / will it support LTE? If not, you know it wont have this processor on VERIZON…

  • frankandsimple

    Android Manufacturers are like the Kardashians of the mobile world. Instead of focusing on quality… they are hung up about screen sizes and processors. 
    A quad core processor isn’t worth a damn if my software is buggy.. or if my phone can’t perform it’s basic phone functions properly. 
    I’d rather they first focused on getting the radio and signals correct… then ironing out all the bugs in the software and polishing it nicely… then working out a good battery technology/design… then the camera optics, and then give us 1080p displays and quad core processors.

    Dumb people will jump at a phone because everything about is is perceived “BIG”.. like screen/resolution/megapixels/processor… and it seems like Samsung is completely OK with that.. and keeps pandering to that market. 

  • PC_Tool

    According to Ars via slashgear, this will *not* be coming to the states.  We’ll instead get a qualcomm chip.

    Lucky us…

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    Show us the phone Sammy

  • Apostrafee

    Why is everyone going crazy for this phone?

  • Dreedy Android

    I’m definitely interested in the SGIII *HOWEVER* I’m not so much interested in TouchWiz and, if I’m correct, there was something awhile back saying that maybe the SGIII will have the ability to flip between TouchWiz and vanilla Android ICS.  If it has that, I will definitely be all over it!

  • Joe

    Are we still against Samsung making the new nexus?

    • Bionic

      Yes

    • shmigga

      No

  • LiterofCola

    Thats it, I want this phone.

  • TUDO ANDROID

    A simple illustration or would be the Galaxy S3? http://tudoandroid.tumblr.com/post/21840899221/uma-mera-ilustracao-ou-seria-o-galaxy-s3

  • http://www.thefilipinolifestyle.com/ Zy

    Wow! this Exynos-Galaxy S3 hype is really big news right now. I just hope that having this powerful processor would really help in how the phones of the future would operate. And it would also be nice if all these new technology would help keep prices down in the long run.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XF7EUH5IA7GTOEWEBYNIXR7T3M Milkweed

    Read on another site that in the US, the SG3 will have a Dual Core Snapdragon S4. Quad-core will be used on Out of State SG3’s. From what I read it is still because of LTE compatibility.
     

  • phaded

    Doesn’t matter if Verizon gets it or not… It’ll release five months behind the rest of the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/migoyvelez Migoy Velez

    This one could be a game-changer folks.  I’ve been working more closely with Samsung phones lately and I’m beginning to finally see what many already saw.  I can honestly say that THIS will be the phone that gets me off of the MotoTit.

    • Bionic

      Not me. They are really good phones but until Samsung gets better radios Motorola is my favorite

  • SMD

    Let’s say this comes to VZW (oh please, oh please)…should I give up my Thunderbolt? 

    Wait, before you laugh…

    You should know that for some reason I still get a free mobile hot spot with it and have since the first day it came out (the free promo never went away for me). Hmmm. This S3 is shaping up to be SO unbelievably good. 

    • Bionic

      The foxfi app on the market opens hotspot without paying Verizon.

      • florious80

         Foxfi does not work for HTC phones….

        • Bionic

          thats cuz HTC blows donkey dickk. And actually i think if you try installing it by using the apk it might work

          • SMD

            Awesome…and if I got the S3, I wouldn’t have to worry about it not working on HTC phones anyway. :) Thanks!

      • http://twitter.com/GregHumlicek Greg Humlicek

        Thanks for the foxfi hint, downloading now

        • Bionic

          its awesome

  • molaram

    Yessss!!!!! Nothing says Sexy like some shoddily assembled slab of plastic crap with the aesthetic appeal of a rutting hippo and the build quality of a Yugo. Yaaahhh!

    • nicotinic

      You forgot, with the engine of a Ferrari…

      • http://twitter.com/55938 MrSix

        Yeah you go put a Ferrari engine into a Yugo, that’ll work out real well for ya. If the engine doesn’t twist the frame into a metal pretzel, it’ll just burn the whole car down.

        • Liderc

          phones aren’t cars, don’t know if you’ve figured that out yet or not. 

        • nicotinic

          That could be true but since I was only using the car engine as a metaphor… How’d we get to a real car catching on fire?
          Never get lost in the metaphor.

    • Dak666

      Nothing says troll, like someone who doesn’t know what they are talking about.

      Ceramic casing.  That’s not plastic.

  • mustardhomie

    would it be possible that the quad core option would be a bad thing?  Not much software is using that technology yet…  

    • staticx57

      No. At most it would be a useless thing. This Exynos is more than just the old plus two more cores. It is more power effecient from the start.

      • David

        How much more is the question i’d like answered.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          How much more power efficient? 20% ….like the press release says.

          • David

            Let me rephrase that, How much more efficient in real world testing.  not some companies marketing to try and get you to but it. Better? 

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            How are we supposed to know that until it releases… This is how the entire world of processors work… More Power, More Efficient as you get to updated architecture 

  • Ihaveslept

    Am I the only one reading Cortex A9?I must be missing something clearly. How is this not a disaster?

    • http://twitter.com/55938 MrSix

      No, but you might be the only one not reading ANYTHING ELSE IN THE PRESS RELEASE. It is not two exynos chips glued together. You spec-sheet whores always amaze me.

      • Ihaveslept

        Please be civil. I was merely hoping for next generation architecture. This device would have been fantastic if they had postponed the release slightly. We’ll see what the next Note looks like.

        • Gabba

          Same here; I was really pulling for the 5250, but this . . . I dunno.  The S3 is looking less and less stellar every day.  At this rate, the iphone 5 is going to eat it alive.

  • Bewara2009

    I have a strong feeling that Verizon will get this phone! Let just say that I know people ;)

    • jseo20

       i hope your sources are right lol

    • NemaCystX

      I smell a mole, if I did what would it smell like?  anyway, I bet we see a ton of leaks with carrier logos after this is announced on May 3rd.  There probably under a strict NDA

    • Dak666

      I have a strong feeling that most of the world will get this phone, before Verizon.  Lets just say that I know people ;)

  • Booboolala2000

    LTE would be nice if it supports it.

  • Bolton Alford

    If the Exynos 4 Quad doesn’t work with Verizon LTE, I’m gonna be super duper pissed. Then again, Samsung made a modem compatible with Verizon’s LTE for the Galaxy Nexus, so I’m sure they will do it again. And I don’t think Verizon will pass this up. After releasing the Galaxy Nexus, I feel they have gotten somewhat smarter on what phones consumers really want

    • staticx57

      The Nexus is an OMAP 4, it has nothing to do with Exynos.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        He’s just saying the LTE Modem in the Gnex is a Samsung modem.

  • NorCalGuy

    So this means the earlier post was a fake benchmark or that they will be having multi varients with different chip sets? Or could the sg3 just be a bump up and the “next galaxy” gets the quad core? Also very misleading saying that the sg3 gets this as the press release only says the next galaxy device which will be unvield soon…

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Misleading? You may be the only person on this planet that thinks the “next galaxy” is not the S3.

  • staticx57

    If this has a nonpentile AMOLED and comes to verizon I might just sell my gnex and buy the GSG3..

  • http://www.facebook.com/JohnAdamBenson Adam Benson

     I can’t wait. Please come to Verizon, this summer, with atleast a 4.7 screen

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    Now that we know the quad core is gonna be on it, are we sure of any RAM sizes yet or are those still a rumor too because only 1GB of RAM on a quad core seems like it would hold it back imo. I’m really hoping for 2GB or even 1.5 but not 1 please Sammy. Oh and also hoping it plays well with LTE and comes on Verizon. I’m quickly getting tired of my slow Bionic compared to all these kick arse phones that are out even now.

    • Tim242

      More than a gig of RAM on a smartphone? Are you serious?

      • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

        My Bionic is slow as hell, probably due to the crappy dual core, but more ram would help

        • Tim242

          It’s due to moto blur, and poor software optimization.

          • Jay

            Uhh not really, my Bionic hasn’t skipped a beat since I got it. I don’t know what his problem is but it sure as hell isn’t affecting all of us.

          • Tim242

            I understand your sentiments. Not everybody experiences issues with the Nexus either. I think a lot of people exaggerate issues.

          • David

            They do, at least from what I’ve seen.

          • Gabba

            Fanboys like to close their ears when someone says their Jesus phone isn’t all its cracked up to be

          • Kyle Fullmer

            Also remember that people use their phones differently.  I have a charge and it runs very slow due to the amount of apps I have running and it having very limited RAM.  Other people don’t have any problems because they have significantly less apps. We will definitely get over the 1GB mark sooner than later.

          • Lovehate

            Blur really doesn’t slow their phones down.it’s all the bloatware that’s running in the background.if you debloat or freeze all of that crap your phone will fly. Once I did that my razr is as fast as I’ll ever need a phone to be.the razr,gnex and rezound are all ridiculously sweet. and it’s really cool to be part of the evolution that is going on with the phones right now.

          • LiterofCola

            Naaaaah

    • Ha Ha!

      The One X flies with 1GB of RAM. It’s also packing Sense which is still heavier than TouchWiz. I really doubt more than 1GB is needed.

      That being said, I can just see Samsung not upgrade to the next version of Android on this phone by saying that there isn’t enough RAM. :rollseyes:

  • Michael_NM

    What blows my mind about this is how we’ll laugh about these processors in 2 years when we’re carrying who-knows-what..

    • RadicalPie

      Like when we over-clocked the OG Droid … thought we were badasses.

      • nicotinic

        You were!

        Can’t knock the performance you were able to eek out of the device just because there’s something better on the market now.

        I’m still sitting on a E6600 OC cpu on my desktop at 3.3GHZ and an overclocked GPU as well.

    • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

      Two years from now, probably 6-8 cores and 4-6GB of RAM hahahaha

      • nicotinic

        Probably right on the cores but the ram will probably level out at 2gb and just get faster.

  • RadicalPie

    “Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other major handset makers.” Interesting…

  • svvvdc

    so if your really handy you can install this in your gnex?

    • staticx57

      No.

  • Dominick_7

    I want it in the Note. Period. The end.

    • http://twitter.com/dubius David Du Buron

      I don’t get the Note. It’s like what a Smart Phone from the 80’s would have looked like. All it’s missing is the giant antenna.

      • Dan

        It is the anti-zoolander phone, and I personally love it.

  • s2556

    All i need to know is if it has integrated LTE and the GPU! looks awesome though can’t wait!

  • AMD718

    If verizon passes on this phone it would be the android equivalent of passing on the iphone back in 06….lets see if history repeats itself…

    • Tim242

      Verizon had two versions of the OG GS. Then they opted for the GN in place of the GSII. They will get the GS3.

      • NemaCystX

        I hope your right

        • LiterofCola

          Ditto

          • blix247

            Yep, they will opt for it.  Its probably a pretty safe bet that they are already working with Samsung to change the casing, the battery, the dimensions, possibly the radio, and then they will test…  For at least 3 to 4 months.

            It would be cool if Samsung would just release an LTE alongside the non-LTE versions and sell it unlocked on its website.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

    So basically, it’s a face-melter. We need more of those.

  • RadicalPie

    I honestly want to buy another Motorola device but at this rate they will need to give me a damn better reason why. Looks like we will be gettjng samsunged again.

    • Helenoftroy

      I have a DroidX, and have had it for 2 years now.  It’s my first non-flip phone! Excited and nervous!!  Anyways, I think we should all be Samsunged!! Samsunged S3 that is! Lol.  That’s cute! Samsunged… Im going to have to use that now! Ive been calling him Sammy? But really liking the Samsunged.  K, well is it May 3rd yet!  Im going crazy! WE all are! Let’s GO Samsung! Ugh! Just show us the phone May 3rd. We will all be happy and then release the the following week!  :-) I cant wait!  You must like Motorola? Just get Sammy S3 and be done with it~!!

      • Dr_Buttballs

        There is no need to shout. Please calm your tits.

  • Benjamin Landwehr

    Now, just be on Verizon!

  • http://twitter.com/aaron8466 Aaron Galloway

    LTE?

    • Ha Ha!

      If early reports from March are correct, the new Exynos Quad supports LTE on chip. I just googled items from Engadget and some others saying they received info from “an unnamed Samsung engineer”.

      Make of it what you will. Oh, and don’t expect them to update the software after you buy it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

        I dont care I am gonna put a more stock rom on it anyways so just give me specs and let me do my thing.

        • blix247

          Put it on the Google Play Store alongside the Galaxy Nexus with an unlocked bootloader and its a no brainer.

  • Jhickman78

    It would be nice A GNEX and an Slll in my possession i hope this comes to vzw! 

  • VerizonWireless

    verizon’s gonna pass this up…just because, whatever

    • trumpet444

      I bet because they’ll be pushing a Motorola _____ instead. I’m still shocked the G Nexus came to vzw

      • nicotinic

        So is Verizon

    • RadicalPie

      Duhh… they are passing it in favor for the Fascinate 2. Which will get ICS in Dec.

    • Tim242

      Verizon has had 3 of the last 4 Galaxy phones. They only passed on the GSII because of the delay and the Nexus launching just two months away.

      • http://profiles.google.com/pcman1911 melvin young

        I dont think the droid charge was part of the galaxy series .And secondly , verizon is all about exclusive phones. They hate to carry a phone that others carriers have. Thats why its a good chance they wont get the phone.

        • Tim242

          First off, I was not referring to the Charge. Verizon does have some exclusives, but not many. They had two versions of the original Galaxy S…the Fascinate, and the Continuum. Then they got the Galaxy Nexus in the place of the GSII. The reason? The GSII wasn’t ready for US release until October. The GN was originally to be released in November, but was pushed back to December. Carrying both phones would have been silly. People have been screaming for a Nexus on Verizon, since it Nexus One was scrapped. They will get a variant of the GS III, mark my words.

          • nicotinic

            The Continuum? You brought that phone up? Nobody even mentions that one anymore. Samsung has deleted it from their databases and they disavow all knowledge of it’s existence. If you call for tech support they send men in black SUVs to “talk” to you about upgrading.

            Verizon is known to pass on what the android community considers the “Best” version of a manufacturer’s line up. I hope I’m wrong…

          • Tim242

            The Continuum was a Galaxy S variant…as awful as it was. The GS II is the only major phone they’ve ever passed on. They even got better versions of popular phones. Ex. Sprint got the EVO 4G, Verizon got the Thunderbolt. Verizon had the Incredible before Sprint got the EVO. Phones come later for some carriers, due to exclusivity. Sprint is just now getting the Nexus. Verizon customers get their fair share. Who else has a Razr variant?

          • http://profiles.google.com/pcman1911 melvin young

            They passed up on the GSII because they knew they would be getting exclusive rights to the galaxy nexus for about 4 months . And what do you mean some exclusve phones, thats all verizon pushes out is exclusive phones. The last 6 phones they released were exclusives. Droid razor, razor maxx, htc rezound, galaxy nexus(for U.S.), droid 4, LG spectrum

          • NemaCystX

            *Grabs a bag of popcorn*

          • nicotinic

            Verizon has Motorola in their pocket so having the Razr isn’t that big of a deal.

            The EVO 4G and the Incredible were the choices during that period they were about 1 month apart. Not the EVO and the Thunderbolt.

            I think the Thunderbolt would be better compared to the Sensation and the EVO 3d which were released within 3 months. Both of those are better devices but VWZ’s 4G coverage and speed help the Thunderbolt shine. Strictly hardware to hardware it’s lowest end of the 3.

          • http://profiles.google.com/pcman1911 melvin young

            name another non exclusive phone on verizon besides the iphone and the fascinate

          • Tim242

            HTC Thunderbolt (Sensation)Palm Pre+, any LG Android, including Optimus and Spectrum, Galaxy Nexus, Bionic (Atrix) Razr. (Photon) Really, only the Droid line is exclusive, and not all of them. The Eris was the Hero.

          • http://profiles.google.com/pcman1911 melvin young

            Thunderbolt was not identical to the sensation and the bionic for verizon was scrapped and redesigned and looked nothing like the atrix which was probably verizon decision which they tried to blame on power issues. The eris, that was decades ago and why are u counting the nexus, verizon had exclusive rights to that for 4 months until sprint begged google to release it to them and thats the reason why the passed up on the gsII

          • http://profiles.google.com/pcman1911 melvin young

            Even when verizon got the iphone apple promised them that the phone would be exclusive only to At&t and verizon and then apple broke their promise and released it to sprint

          • NemaCystX

            LOL you don’t know that, you would have to be in one of their board meetings to find something like that out.  That was never said.  Verizon tested the hell out of the iPhone for years, thats why it took so long to come to the network, not to mention the “short exclusive period” they had before Sprint got their’s and in that time frame, Apple decided to take advantage of that by signing AT&T on as an exclusive carrier for a certain amount of years. then As soon as it expired, Verizon got the iPhone.

            That kind of info right there is public knowledge, but Apple never made any promises.

          • Tim242

            No phone is identical. Look at the original Galaxy S. There were 7 versions in the US, none of which looked like any of the others. The Thunderbolt was part EVO, part Sensation. It was widely known as “Verizon’s EVO.” The Bionic’s original design was scrapped in large part to Tegra 3:not being compatible with LTE. That doesn’t change the fact that it was a variant of the Atrix. The Nexus was not a Verizon exclusive. Verizon was forced to remove that from their site. Regardless, there are other versions being offered on other carriers. 4 months doesn’t qualify as an exclusive on a phone. Sprint waited to release the phone to be closer to LTE launch. They showed it off at CES. If it were a Verizon exclusive, Sprint would not be announcing it two weeks after Verizon’s release.

          • http://profiles.google.com/pcman1911 melvin young

             Ok dont be mad when verizon passes up on this sgIII phone and i heard from an inside source, an engineer at verizon, told me that verizon did not want to release the fascinate in the beginning.

          • Tim242

            I don’t think they would pass it up. But, I would not be mad. I am perfectly happy with my Galaxy Nexus. It has the specs that suit my needs. For the first time, I’m sitting back happy with my device, not clamoring for the next big thing. It feels good : )

          • http://profiles.google.com/pcman1911 melvin young

            well i been sitting on my fascinate for 2 years now .I would love for verizon to get the next galaxy phone because that would be a huge upgrade 4 me. I had the galaxy nexus for 13 days but had several 4g connectivity problems and the camera just sucks, so i returned it. i thought the camera was only a small step above the OG droid and im dead serious

          • Tim242

            I have never had connectivity issues. The camera takes great pics in adequate lighting. Low light, not so much. It takes great 1080P video. Unlocked and running AOKP is heaven! I could never go back to stock. Customization is the best I’ve ever seen. I know you are ready to get off of that Fascinate. My mom had one. I did not like it. She just upgraded to the Rezound a few months back. My step-dad now has the Fascinate. He loves it haha. It is his first smartphone.

          • NemaCystX

            You and me both.  But however I am thinking of selling my VZ Gnex and getting the Unlocked off contract HSPA+ version directly from Google. (note: thinking about it)

          • Tim242

            I was thinking about doing that as well. But, not sure I can give up my LTE. I’m sure HSPA+ is gas enough, but LTE has been very reliable for me. It is the future. If I switched, I’d go with tmobile. I don’t know how good it is here. LTE is spreading throughout my whole state (AR). Not sure I can give that up. But, the unlocked Nexus for $400 on TMo is tempting. D@mn you Google! Haha

          • NemaCystX

            The Fascinate was originally going to be branded as a DROID, but Verizon changed that at the last minute, and instead branded the Charge under the DROID line.  Ask “the mobile panda”

    • Jslafarr

      haha

  • Johngi

    SKEET SKEET SKEET!

  • Iceman23

    This better come to Verizon

    • RadicalPie

      Agreed.

      • nicotinic

        I’ll bet it isn’t. I personally would love for it to be on Verizon but their track record says no. They’re so pro Motorola it isn’t funny.
        VWZ: “We have plenty of 4G LTE devices available including the Droid Razr, the Droid Razr MAXX, the Droid Bionic, the Droid 4, the Droid… well you get the idea, pick one up today!”

        • http://twitter.com/alarsonisu Alex Larson

          Dont forget the less than top of the line incredible 4g, at top of the line $300 pricing on contract. 

          • nicotinic

            VZW: “Sorry sir Verizon Wireless doesn’t comment on rumored devices, if you’re interested in harnessing the full power of 4G LTE please consider the Droid Razr, the Droid Razr MAXX, the Droid Bionic, the Droid 4, the Droid… “

          • Loki

            also, if a dual core is twice as fast as a single core, shouldn’t a quad core be twice as fast as a dual core?

          • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

            A dual isn’t necessarily twice as fast as single…

          • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

            Yes and no… I disabled a core on my nexus one time…………………..
            it was worse than a devour……….
            but the ics os is optimized for dual core chips.. unlike these ridiculous gingerbread phones with 8 cores..

          • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

            The chip is also made to run two cores. So I’d think disabling one would result in poor performance.

          • Aardvark99

            That’s like saying 9 women can make a baby in 1 month. For some tasks throwing more people (or cores in this case) can make the process go faster – but for some tasks it just doesn’t help. More cores helps computers do some things faster, but it depends on the task, how the software was designed, the OS, etc…

          • ….aint gonna happen

            Or like me making a baby with 9 women.

          • Daniel Simpson

            In theory, and on the same architecture, clockspeed, etc., A quad core is twice as fast, but never in reality.

          • nicotinic

            I would add: both processors running multiple instances of the same single threaded application. To explain fu

          • http://www.facebook.com/M.H.Truth Mike Citlykeye Chambers

             Think of having more cores like having more lanes in a highway. Its not that you go 2x-4x as fast, you just get more traffic or processes done, shorting up your commute or in this case compute time. 

      • wilsonnancy710

        just as Brandon said I’m blown away that a single mom can get paid $7398 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you look at this link ^^^ http://getyouralldesires.blogspot.com

    • shmigga

      The dual core version of the SGS3 that has been leaked will be the Verizon version.

      • LiterofCola

        Please don’t sat that

        • shmigga

          You know we will get screwed like that.

        • InsNameHere

           Its rumored but most likely it will be true. Just like the HTC One X, the LTE radio in the US is ‘incompatible’ with Exynos quad-core chip, which is complete bs. If they even bothered to deal with this they could have made it work. They got the Korean version of LTE to work with their quad-core chip so why not the US version? I think they took the lazy approach and figured they would save a lot of money on it. The international version will be launched with quad-core but here in the US we’re screwed.

    • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony

      verizon only offers mid range devices. cheap phones + costliest network + new fees = high margins for big red. 

      • Butters619

        Galaxy Nexus, Rezound, & Razr Maxx.  What are you talking about?  AT&T saw no high end phones during the holiday times and all Verizon got was top tier phones.

      • LiterofCola

        Troll harder