Samsung rumored to be using dual-core Snapdragon S4 in U.S. Galaxy S3

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: April 26, 2012

Samsung next Galaxy teaser

Hot on the heels off of Samsung announcement that its new Exynos 4 Quad processor will be used in its "next Galaxy" device, a new report has claimed that those of us in the U.S. will actually see a different chip inside the Galaxy S3. According to an unnamed Samsung executive speaking to The Korea Times, the company will use its own quad-core chip in the HSPA+-enabled international model, but it'll opt for Qualcomm chips in the U.S. Android Central reports that it's been told similar information by its own sources, saying that LTE-enabled variants of the Galaxy S3 in the U.S. will feature a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The reason for the switch to the dual-core S4 reportedly has to do with the inclusion of the U.S.-friendly LTE.

If true, this wouldn't be the first time that a device has participated in a little game of Processor Swap, as the HTC One X is available with a quad-core Tegra 3 chip and HSPA+ connectivity internationally, while the LTE version in the U.S. features a dual-core Snapdragon S4. That version is said to perform pretty well with its dual-core chip, though, and I'm sure Samsung will make sure that the S3s in the U.S. aren't slouches. We're just a week out from Samsung's big May 3rd event, so be sure to keep it locked to PhoneDog as we inch closer to the debut of Samsung's next Galaxy.

Via The Korea Times, Android Central (1), (2)