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U.S. Versions of Samsung’s Galaxy SIII to Use Snapdragon S4 Processors Instead of Exynos Quad-core?

Last night, Samsung announced that its new Exynos quad-core processor would be featured in the soon-to-be-announced Galaxy SIII or “next Galaxy.” The news sort of shocked the world a bit as the device that will sport the chipset, has yet to be unveiled and has been kept as secret as any Android device ever. We almost couldn’t contain our excitement though, as benchmarks from a device with this processor inside have been popping up all over the web, showing off impressive results. 

But what if the phone were to launch in some markets without the new Exynos quad-core beast? According to an anonymous Samsung exec that spoke to the Korea Times, the U.S. may be one of the markets that is left out of the fun. The dual-core Snapdragon S4 could replace the Exynos here in the States, just as it has with Tegra 3 powered European phones of the last few months:

“Samsung plans to release its Galaxy S III smartphone according to different specifications and different markets. For European consumers, it will use 3G and the company’s own quad-core mobile APs, while its own solution that combines LTE, 3G and quad-core mobile APs will be used for the Korean version. But only in the United States, will Samsung use Qualcomm chips,’’ said one Samsung executive asking not to be identified.

While I’m a fan of the Snapdragon S4 and its power, this news should not excite anyone. If the U.S. market is flooded with nothing but dual-core Snapdragon powered phones for the first half of 2012, what fun is that? Where is the differentiation? Part of the joy of Android is the different processors, screen types, build materials, and skins, but if all of today’s phones are powered by the same chipset, it lessens the buzz. At least to me anyway.

Via:  Korea Times | GottaBeMobile

  • Guiromaraca

    Kellex I am agreed with you. The ready-made quadcore LTE issue may be discouraging. Perhaps Samsung and HTC have not get their licensing from their suppliers on time and carriers are behind with their on devices networked radios. GPS chipsets are behind schedule and Apple ain’t wary on Samsung Galaxy iii marketing. Seems 2013 or 2014 overall to see changes. Oh; I forgot more companies are like Intel, Microsoft,ZTE,Huawei and Chinese doubling and slowing things down a lot…

    • Bionic

      Wow you’re grammar sucks

  • J450NM

    I should be surprised but really im not…it was too good to be true.

  • 1ofdakoolkidz

    Here we go with the US, handicap BS!

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

    Supposedly, the Exynos is supposed to be LTE capable. I’d double check that source.

    • Bionic

      Every phone website is reporting the same thing.

  • LLcdPH

    Doesn’t matter what they put in it or what it looks like…until Samsung starts updating their devices on a known schedule, my current Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be my last Sammy.  Even Sony announced ICS for their S tablet.  Just got rid of three Samsung phones and couldn’t be happier!

  • Stewie

    One, for every device a foreign manufacturer makes for the US, it makes two or three for the EU area, and the eastern markets that have way more packed in than we’ll ever see.

    Any of you that want to disprove this, take a trip to Japan an look at the electronics available. Sad part is I have several units I brought back (stereo equip) that I can’t set serviced here if need be …

    Doesn’t suprise me at all, even with subsidy, it isn’t enough anymore to give us the good stuff …. (I love the pun there ….)

  • Joe

    If the usa version doesn’t have exynos quad core processor guess I will wait for something from Motorola, I was looking forward to getting s3 and a galaxy tablet….

    • Bionic

      Droid Razr HD 

  • Asmodai

    I’m not convinced Android and it’s apps are threaded well enough to take full advantage of quad core over dual core anyway (other than synthetic benchmarks).  Dual core with a competitive GPU is fine and the Adreno 225 in the S4 is competitive with the Mali-400MP4 in the Exynos chips.  Now if this new quad Exynos has a upgraded Mali-T6 GPU then I’ll feel robbed with an S4.

    • bakdroid

      They aren’t.  ICS is only optimized to run on dual core.  It will support quad but it is not optimized for it.  Just like GB can support dual core, it is just not optimized for it.  Perhaps JB will optimized for quad core….  The only games/apps that are optimized for quad core are the Tegra 3 only games/apps.

  • SKAVENG3R

    Why can’t you people be happy with anything. If you want a better phone get some sort of schooling and do a presentation.

    Once again the G-NEX was a GREAT buy!

  • Thelegendofdavid

    Hahahahah……people waited months for this month and now this….hahahhahaha

  • Rick

    Yup, and this just re-forces what I been saying all a long… You dumb ass Americans are always willing to pay more for crap…

    Look at EU, they don’t tolerate high prices for CRAP… plus they are not run by tech Nazi’s…  and they get awsome phones for half the cost… when will you all learn… never is my bet…

    • bakdroid

      Shhhuuuusshhhh……. we don’t need to hear these things….

    • LiterofCola

      Troll harder

    • Stewie

      Partial Troll … what he forgets to add to his comment is that in the EU, they don’t get subsidies on their phones, but always pay full price.

      In that vein, a manufacturer wouldn’t dare dumb it down any lest it just … not … sell …

      Ricky, it’s not that 90% of American’s are dumb, its that they have been spoiled by money grubbing carriers who offer subsidies and in the minds of the 90% lemmings think the phones are only worth the $299 that they pay for them.

      Other than that point, total troll.

    • Franklin

      Actually, US is the most advanced nation in the world and true to that logic we have the ever emerging LTE networks. Since none of the phone manufacturers are based here it makes it more difficult for them to design to this new network. But they’ll get there.

      On the other hand, we can look at it this way. Your facebook app is going to open so fast with that quad core proc, just in time for you to stare at a loading screen while 3G chugs along. Meanwhile, my LTE is so fast I’m losing grip with the concept of “loading” althogether.

      In closing, like it or not, the world is trending to the cloud. All of this processing power will be for not. It will be about what your device can get to, and how fast, not how fast can my device display pics and crap that is physically on my device.

      • Tyler Cameron

        The world is not moving away from local storage. Wake up from that funny dream you’re having.

    • nicotinic

      But they were run by real Nazis… just saying since you’re bringing up Nazis.

    • Bionic

      Wow, way to generalize there champ.

  • Androidfan1981

    dont get me wrong but i hope the new galaxy s3 comes with the new quad core cpu chip set not the s4 snapdragon i like the name of the chip set snapdragon but i wood like to see the quad core cpu in the new galaxy s3 instead

  • RoadsterHD1

    Enough raw specs, though, what should this mean when it comes to performance? Well, according to Texas Instruments, the OMAP5 should be able to support 3 QSXGA displays running at 2560 x 2048 at the same time, and also be able to handle recording multiple cameras simultaneously with ease, opening the door for 3D cameraphones. OMAP5 will even support Kinect-style gesture recognition!
    Best of all, OMAP5? It’s not terribly far out: Texas Instruments thinks these will be ubiquitous in smartphones come 2012. Anyone remember the days that the smartphone in your pocket wasn’tmore powerful than your desktop?

    • mustbepbs

      As if playing games with the Kinect in your house wasn’t embarrassingly asinine enough, we really don’t need to be embarrassed in public with the dumba** controls of the Kinect.

    • Tyler Cameron

      There’s no point in anything you just said. Literally. Nothing.

    • Bionic

      Im hoping that when that chip is available Motorola will use them

  • http://twitter.com/Justinwrites Justin True Anderson

    Again, let me go back to the part where I said they could build a perfect smart phone.  They just won’t.

  • RoadsterHD1
  • RoadsterHD1

    you know who’s laughing at the competition right now? Texas Instruments. They’ve just unveiled the OMAP5, the successor to the OMAP3 SoC (used in the Droid Pro, Droid 2 and Palm Pre 2) and OMAP4 (which powers the BlackBerry Playbook). And it’s a sick little SoC.
    What are we talking about? OMAP5 boasts clock speeds up to 2GHz, amounting to processing performance over three times better than that of OMAP4, all while improving average power consumption by 60%. Like the Tegra 3, the OMAP5 is a quad-core chip, boasting two ARM Cortex-A15 cores with speeds of up to 2GHz and two additional Cortex-M4 cores.

    • Bionic

      Cant wait

  • Murphy

    We’ve been Samsung’d

  • http://twitter.com/Rhino_3081 Ryan Gabbard

    Only way this works for me is if it’s the Pro version with the Adreno 320 chip. Otherwise its a fail!

  • RoadsterHD1

    The 
    Exynos quad-core is possible the most powerful and best processor out, it’s a real shame if the US does not get it. That would blow….

    • Bionic

      im not surprised in the least.  its not like we dont have a history of this

  • ddevito

    TI all the way.

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      But why? Are you specifically referring to calculators?

      • unaffected

        Ha Ha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/exceter Mondrian Hernandez

    I was contemplating on passing on my Nexus to my girl and using my remaining upgrade credit for the SGS3 (if the damn thing came to Verizon to begin with)… But if the damn thing isn’t coming with the Quad Exynos (which is the reason I even FATHOMED passing along my beloved GNex), I will stick to my godlike GNex, get one for my girl, and have them both running CM9!

    And whoever is complaining about the TouchWiz….. Root, Boot, Recovery, Flash ROM, rinse, repeat if necessary. (please for the love of god, DO NOT ACTUALLY RINSE IN WATER!! lol)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1225957957 Adam Brandt

      EXACTLY…I was very excited at the prospect of getting the phone with that quad core Exynos.  But while the S4 is faster then the OMAP4460, it’s not worth upgrading for it.  I will wait till they have better processors in the 3rd-4th quarter of 2012

  • Bionic

    Droid Razr HD with dual core and 3300mah battery with ICS is a better choice than the Galaxy 3 with dual core and regular battery

    • LiterofCola

      Maybe, will have to wait until both official specs are released.

      • Bionic

        True, but something tells me they wont be that different other than battery size

        • LiterofCola

          You might be right.  But even then…for a faster dual-core processor, HD screen and bigger battery….doesn’t have the same flash of having a sorta next generation quad-core processor on LTE.

    • Zebra

      In before all of the locked boot loader comments. After being disappointed by the Samsung hardware in my Nexus, I am looking back at Moto again.

      • Bionic

        I personally do not care about bootloaders.  Motorola makes the best phones in my opinion because of build quality.  Their radios are 2nd to none, GPS is very accurate to within 9 feet on my Bionic, and Ive never owned a Motorola that just randomly decided to break down.

        • r0lct

          I’ve had HTC, Moto and Samsung phones and none of them have randomly broken down.  However every oem makes lemons I’m sure.

        • nicotinic

          Motorola has the Radios, the Build quality and now Battery life.
          Samsung had the Performance. Exynos quadcore will have it again but not stateside.
          HTC has the Style and now the Camera.
          LG has… the… uh… TVs?

          • Bionic

            LOL I have a LG tv and it’s great. Their phones suck tho

          • JazzoRenee

            But wait……Samsung TVs are better hahahaha

        • Tyler Cameron

          You have no problem with locked bootloaders?
          Look at the Droid X2. It’s not getting updated to ICS and there’s nothing ANYONE can do about it, yet it is MORE THAN CAPABLE of running it! That should infuriate you.

          • Bionic

            Not really dude. While it’s capable, I don’t think Motorola planned for it to get ICS

          • Tyler Cameron

            You should be infuriated.

      • James

        I’m with you on this one… if my Gnex reboots one more damn time while I’m running Nav and talking on the phone I think I’m going to stomp the piss out of it….

      • 1ofdakoolkidz

        You are disillusioned! Moto sucks balls and not just the locked bootloader kind, if you were so happy you wouldn’t be digging for info on the SG3, obviously the marriage is a little rocky!

        • Bionic

          Oh but i am that happy.  But I have general interest in all Android phones, this is why I read these things.  

      • Lemonada

         Samsung radios blow.  My Nexus is a POS.

    • unaffected

      I can’t wait. Going to sell my Razr and add a new line to pick one up. Battery life alone will be enough reason.

      • Tyler Cameron

        Why add another line? Why waste money?

  • LiterofCola

    There’s always 2013.

    • bakdroid

      ….for an outdated phone. :D

      • LiterofCola

        Not for this phone, I meant for newer phones on the horizon

        • bakdroid

          Right, by the time the next phone is released it will already be outdated by something better waiting in the wings.  It is a vicious cycle, especially if you are waiting for the perfect phone because it isn’t going to happen.

          • LiterofCola

            But that story will always be the case as long as we live in the U.S.  These devices always take forever to make it to our shores, and by the time they do, manufacterers overseas are already finalizing their next batch of devices.  As long as you can accept this as an American consumer, you can look forward to what will be released the following year in the U.S. (even though it will be outdated by then)

            But yeah, there will never be the perfect phone.

          • bakdroid

            Agreed.  That is why I am happy with my Bionic.  It works and can do everything that any other phone on the market can do that is useful.  ICS will eventually come, but I am in no rush.  I get my ICS fix from my Xoom Wifi.  When my upgrade happens next June, I will get whatever is the latest at that date.  Screw waiting around, what is available and I like, goes in my pocket.

  • ddevito

    Verizon’s fault for not making it easier on chip manufacturers to use its LTE network.

    • Bionic

      really dude?  really?   Cuz other chips seem to work fine with LTE.  

      • ddevito

        Ummmmm…..international (GSM) GSIII = Exynos Quad

        (LTE = S4)

        Right – its Sammy’s fault. Suuuuuuuure.

        • Bionic

          its your fault

          • ddevito

            LOL.

            Listen….stick to TI. The OG was great, GNex is great. TI makes solid chips for mobiles.

          • Tyler Cameron

            And TI ALWAYS has great power efficiency. Case in point:
            My Droid X ALWAYS got 14 hours of battery life.
            My Incredible got 6.
            My Nexus gets 6-14 hours.
            My Rezound got 6…

    • bakdroid

      It is Qualcomm, not Verizon.  AT&T, Sprint, ect. all will run TI or Qual for LTE till Qual works with the other manufactures to get LTE support.

      • chris125

         Exynos is the one not working with lte qualcomm works fine ala s4 in the one x on at&t………………

        • bakdroid

          Um…that would be because the S4 is built by Qualcomm.  That would be the same Qualcomm making the LTE hardware.  Savy?

          • chris125

             except samsung and their exynos work with some lte you would know that if you read the article. Boom….

          • bakdroid

            Not with US LTE.  That is all that matter here.  Who cares about the rest of the world!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dieringer-Scott/1020953744 Dieringer Scott

            US LTE isnt the same.   

          • Tyler Cameron

            Are you so gullible to believe that a difference in frequency is stopping them?  You should get an iPhone then -.-

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dieringer-Scott/1020953744 Dieringer Scott

            I MEANNNN its different because the rest of the world is GSM and LTE Verizon is CDMA and LTE.  I do know that LTE is a CDMA technology, but that is what is stopping it. Along with Qual refusing to work with anyone to get their LTE antenna to work with SoCs

          • Tyler Cameron

            Where’s your source that Qualcomm is being a dick? :p

          • Franklin

            +1 Cpt. Jack Sparrow reference

  • Bionic

    LOL Samsung fail.  

    • r0lct

      Why do people take such great pleasure in any Android oem failing?  Are you hoping every other oem other than Moto will fail?  If they do there’s a far greater chance of Android failing than Moto leading the charge.
      I mean even Google is reportedly trying to sell them off which shows their confidence in Moto’s long term survival.

      • Bionic

        Your mistaken. I love Samsung. I rate them 2nd personally. I’m just saying they fail this time.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    People keep wrongly focusing on quad core for the power (as we see with all the stupid benchmark yada yada) but the REAL benefits are better power management and thus, longer battery life. THAT is where that quad core value is at and THAT is why I want quad core. Not for dumb benchmarks.

    • Bionic

      same here.  very few apps and phone functions are able to utilize quad core anyway.  

    • http://twitter.com/Rhino_3081 Ryan Gabbard

      Real issue here is the Adreno 225 in the S4. Its very weak compared to the Mali-400 in the 4412.

      • Gabba

        Mali-400 is weak compared to the Mali 604.  Exynos FTW

  • Alexander Garcia

    I would much rather have dual core + LTE over quad core w/o LTE anyday… everyday!

    • LiterofCola

      I’d rather have a quad core with LTE

      • FortitudineVincimus

        Amen!

      • bakdroid

        And you will be waiting a while.

    • Bionic

      well yes obviously.  

    • FortitudineVincimus

      because your missing the real benefit of quad core. I’d take a quad with LTE over a dual with LTE

      • bakdroid

        Don’t hold your breath.

        • FortitudineVincimus

          I’m not.. from day 1 I have been saying here we will not get the SGS3 and if we do, it will be a bastardized version

      • chris125

         great reading comprehension. He said dual core with lte over a quad core without lte. Fail on you fortitudine….

    • http://fujibayashi.jp/ Gasai Yuno

      I don’t know. I’m fine with my 3G at 10Mbps on my DROID2 GLOBAL, and my 3G at 44Mbps on my NTT DoCoMo-branded phone.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dacjames Daniel Collins

    Thank God.  Krait is a much superior SoC to Exynos.  28nm versus 32nm, built in 4G, better performance with less cores.  Now I have another device to consider, though I think the screen is too big for my tastes.

    • nicotinic

      Then consider the Droid Incredible 4G.

  • MrEnglish

    Damn. Not interested enough in another snappy to dump my gnex for one. Hopefully there will be more good news as it gets closer.

  • BingoBo

    S4 why would anyone get this this than. Id rather stick with a HTC with a S4 then. Touchwiz is GARBAGE!!!! If im stuck with TouchWiz I better have MONSTER SPECS!!!

  • FourJEEZE4tehwin

    LTE> Quad core any day

    • FortitudineVincimus

      LTE eats battery, quad core chips have better power and battery management.. what you want IS LTE with quad core not just LTE over quad core

      • r0lct

        I think he’s saying if you can only have one he would choose LTE.  Obviously anyone would choose both if that was an option.  Therefor if the SG3 had to sacrifice one or the other for Verizon he’s glad it is quad.

        Personally I feel this is where I wish Verizon had an HSPA+ equivalent.  I would take that plus quad core over LTE plus dual.

        • Quad-Core-Whore69

          Of course we all want quad core, quad core, quad core.. 8 months ago it was dual core dual core! Now really, how much more of a difference are you gonna see on your phone between a quad core or dual core snapdragon s4, besides showing off benchmarks with the million other people that have the same phone with same benchmark scores.
          believe me I want an LTE Quad core phone as much as anybody. But I don’t even have LTE yet where I live, and I can’t see wat I do on my phone now dramatically approving cause of 2 more cores. Will I text faster, or will I be able to shoot birds at pigs faste,?? doubt it. Quad core Tablet is more worth it at this point I feel..

          • r0lct

            I’m more interested in quad core for the claimed power consumption improvements than speed.
            For people looking two make a two year commitment I think they’ll see see the benefits of quad core before their contact is up. Same reason people purchased 4g phones even though their area isn’t lit yet last year when there were still good 3g options.

          • Quad-Core-Whore69

            I think you’re a liar and a thief.. I bid you well sir.. I’m just messing around
            But you’re correct if it really consumes less power an battery, I was just saying I doubt that there will be a huge difference in day to day use on a phone.
            I just got the nexus on release day, so in order for me to get a new phone its gonna have to be a beast, quad core, lte, HD screen, high end camera. If its gonna be dual core, 8mp camera, super ameloed screen, then its absolutely pointless to spend the $$

          • r0lct

            I’m in the same boat and feel the same way. Unless it gets 20+ hours on the included battery I’ll keep waiting.

          • Gabba

             . . . do you even know the difference between SoCs?  A dual core A15 beats out any quad core A9

          • nicotinic

            Gaming! My car can go 150mph. I’ve only been to 120. Sometimes just knowing you have that performance is satisfying. Almost makes the phone future-proof… almost.

            For an enthusiast community when we become aware of the next best thing we want the next best thing. That’s how we roll.

      • angermeans

        They don’t exist yet and that has to do with Qualcomm not Verizon and not Samsung.

    • http://twitter.com/InebriatedPanda Tony K

       I actually agree. I can’t imagine needing more power than the S4 provides and I would rather have 4G than a quad core processor.

      • Josh Groff

        I can’t even stress the limits of the under-clocked OMAP 4 in the Bionic. There’s no need for quad core, but I agree it’ll be epic when we have it (even if just for bragging rights.)

    • RadicalPie

      LTE + Quad core > LTE + Dual core.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        bingo.. would love this combo – but VZW just kills the ability right now with their LTE and the quad chips

      • bakdroid

        GB with phone that can actually make phone calls > ICS with a phone that cannot

        • Droidzilla

          Pie > Cake

          • http://twitter.com/chqueed charles rogers

            Cobbler > Pie

          • Droidzilla

            Bacon > All

          • LongJohn

             Vagina > Penis

          • http://twitter.com/grilmasterweber K-Webs

            iphone > android … jk :)

      • Gabba

        Mmmm . . . no.  LTE + Exynos 5250 (dual core) > LTE + 4412 > LTE + yesterdays dual core A9’s

  • http://profiles.google.com/dacjames Daniel Collins

    What is wrong with all of you?!  The Snapdragon S4 is way faster than Exynos.  Outside of a couple benchmarks, nothing you do on your phone will ever stress 4 cores, so 4 old A9s is way inferior to 2 modern A15 equivalents.  Not to mention,  Krait (S4) is built on 28nm versus 32nm and has 4G builtin so battery life is much better.

    Don’t buy into the quad core hype.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    Will it make phone calls?

    • Hawkster_45

      Will it blend?

  • EC8CH
    • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

      I beat you too it comment thief

      • Lakerzz

        Toooooooooooooooo *dotcom*
        Sincerely,
        Grammar Nazi :P

        • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

          lol how did I do that typo, thanks grammar nazi

          • Lakerzz

            Lol

      • EC8CH

        The news deserves two noooooooos!

        One for each of the cores we’ll be missing :-P

        • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

          You fixed your two before the grammar nazi caught you I see.

          But touche good sir. 

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      You sir stole the words right out of my mouth, and apparently that other cry baby’s comment.

    • Liderc
    • wilsonnancy710

      like Nancy responded I’m surprised that some people can profit $9910 in four weeks on the internet. did you look at this website^^^ http://getyouralldesires.blogspot.com 

  • Jeremy Edwards

    Of any customization on Android. Why do vendors insist on changing the positions of the navigation buttons. It’s probably not even consistent within their own phone lines.

  • Booboolala2000

    Glad I have my Nexus and Razr Maxx. Nothing about these or the HTC situations sounds like an upgrade to me.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Why do you have 2 phones?

      • PC_Tool

         I have 6.  I just never get rid of them and keep getting new ones.

        It’s a compulsion.

        Latest and greatest and all that.

        …I suppose it would be nice to eat once in a while though.

        Bah.  Food is over-rated.  ;-)

  • bkosh84

    Whether it’s the Snapdragon S4 or 
    Exynos processor it’s still going to be better/faster than my Droid2, lol.

    • moelsen8

      yikes.  i have a tough time when i have to pick up and use my wife’s d2g.  it’s like i need to go grab a cup of coffee or something in between taps.

  • TheDude

    Simple, get a tablet with Tegra 3 or quad Exynos and tether it to your weaker LTE smartphone. Only way until chips get friendly with multiple bands of LTE.

  • sc0rch3d

    why are people all that sad? there are very very few things that can take advantage of that processor. trust me, temple run, draw something and angry birds play just as well on N1 as they will on the SGS3. :)

    • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

      Yes but the things that do take advantage are that much better

    • Greg Morgan

      It may not be necessarily be about just the processer, but more about why the US keeps getting the shaft. At least to me any way.

      • sc0rch3d

        yea i definitely agree with that. they think we’re all isheep.

  • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz
  • http://twitter.com/SayHeyJayHey SayHeyJayHey

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  • Yup, Yup, Yup

    HTC isn’t looking so bad now to the Samsung fans, huh?

    • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

      Still looks bloated to me.

    • EvanJ2462

      I’m a huge Samsung fan (formerly HTC fan with the Dinc).  And I’m PRAYING that HTC makes the next Nexus.  The One X build is beautiful.

  • Jonathan Ly

    Would not by a US SGSIII if it didn’t come with the Exynos quad-core. 

    • radiohead14

      yea you will

      • ddevito

        Nice name. Huge fan.

  • bakdroid

    Blame Qualcomm.  They refuse to let anyone other than TI have LTE support.  Bring on the OMAP 5 quad!

    • ddevito

      OMAP 5 (initially)is dual core.

      • bakdroid

        That would be why I added the “quad” at the end.

  • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

    *tear*

  • DigitalEnforcer

    If it seriously doesn’t include the Quad-core Exynos Processor, I’m seriously thinking about not getting it. I want a Quad-core phone with LTE. Is that too much to ask? Guess I’ll be sporting the OG Droid for a little bit longer if this is the case :(

    • bakdroid

      Yep.  Not going to happen till OMAP 5.

      • ddevito

        Omap 5 2012 is dual core….

        But still kicks ass.

        • bakdroid

          The OMAP 5 will be quad core.  They will more than likely put the dual core 5 in the mid to low tier phones and the quad core 5 in the high end phones and tablets.

          • Bionic

            exactly

    • moelsen8

      wow an ogd holdout after all this time!  haven’t heard from many of those since the gnex happened.  kudos to you

  • Greg Morgan

    Shafted once again… :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas

    ….. que?

  • Funnypeople

    S4 or not I still want this baby to come to VRZ!  

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony

    i’m moving across the pond. f*** this s*** :)

    • r0lct

      And I thought people claiming to switch carriers for a phone were pushing it.

      • PC_Tool

         I would love to see stuff like this actually happen though.  Obviously for more than just phones though.  Education, taxes, local laws and statutes, hell, gas prices…

        • LiterofCola

          Actually gas prices are higher in some regions across the pond.  Whatevs

          • PC_Tool

            OP mentioned ponds.  I did not.

            People can move two miles and end up with a completely different property tax structure.

          • Gabba

            They already do, which is why NY and Calif. are losing ppl while Texas, Florida, and Tennessee are gaining them

        • Liderc

          It’s nearly impossible to get permanent citizenship outside the US.  You have to have a job lined up 3 months before the move and the company has to prove to their government that you are more qualified than anyone else in their country to do the job. 

          The US is literally the easiest country on the planet to move to, it’s nuts.

          • PC_Tool

            I never said anything about *where* folks could move to. I simply though aloud that it’d be nice if this were easier and more convenient and more folks did it, things might improve.

            Even moving one county over can make a difference…

            …or not. It was a hypothetical, after all.

        • Butters619

          Gas prices?! Do you know how much gas costs in Europe?

          • PC_Tool

             I didn’t say Europe.

            ..or Africa.

            …or Hazard Country.

          • Droidzilla

            Right about that time, them Duke boys showed up.

          • PC_Tool

             …and you knew it was only getting worse from here.

    • angermeans

      I would rather have LTE than quad core. The only reason they work there is they don’t use LTE

      • Robert A Olsen II

        Im with you there!!!!