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    Thumbs up Canadian s3 specs are here!!!!!!! 2GB of RAM

    Mods, move this if you must, but I felt it needs it's own thread.

    Here are the official specs of the Samsung Galaxy S3: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, LTE-capable and 2GB RAM | MobileSyrup.com

    Processor:
    - Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Chipset
    - OS (Shipping): ICS 4.0.4
    - Data: LTE (SGH-i747 variation) and HSPA+ 42 (SGH-iT999 variation)
    - Memory: 2 GB RAM
    - Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
    - Weight: 133g
    - Memory: 16/32GB internal memory (SGH-i747)/ 16GB internal memory (SGH-iT999)
    - Expandable microSD up to 32GB
    - Display: 4.8 HD Super AMOLED 1280720 (306ppi)
    - Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, MHL Video Out
    - Camera: 8MP Rear-facing, 1.9MP Front-facing
    - Battery: 2100 mAh
    Other:
    - TouchWiz with Motion UX
    - S Beam
    - AllShare Play enhance functionality
    - MP3/ACC+/WAV audio player
    - DivX/Xvid/MP4/WMV/H.263/ H.264 Video Player
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    Default Re: Canadian s3 specs are here!!!!!!! 2GB of RAM

    Just saw this on engadget. The Canadian version has 1 more GB than the UK version right? And is ths said to be the same version coming to America?
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    Default Re: Canadian s3 specs are here!!!!!!! 2GB of RAM

    I would think so. It's got LTE just like what all the local outfits, besides T-Mobile are running, so why would they do 2 GB for Canada and only 1 GB for the US? Wonder why they bumped it? Does it help the S4 to compare closer to the Quad Exynos?

    Much appreciated though if all the US LTE carriers get the same spec! :-)
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    Same 2gb as the Japanese LTE phone.
    Maybe they thought the extra gb would help make up for no Exynos?
    Sounds like the extra gb may not be much of a benefit, but I'll take it my ATT version!
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    this is a long shot...but is it possible the canadian version uses the adreno 320?
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    No that's the s4pro and quad version that will have that. Devices in the fall should start to have those. It's possible the next galaxy nexus could be running on that since those are due later in the year.
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    Default Re: Canadian s3 specs are here!!!!!!! 2GB of RAM

    so does that automaticallly mean the US S3 will arrive in June as well?
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    Default Re: Canadian s3 specs are here!!!!!!! 2GB of RAM

    Quote Originally Posted by LazrRocketArm View Post
    Maybe they thought the extra gb would help make up for no Exynos?
    That's exactly what I was thinking. I think it will help take the edge off of peoples thinking that N/A got hosed because we didn't get the quad-core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourthchirpin View Post
    so does that automaticallly mean the US S3 will arrive in June as well?
    Hopefully, you guys get it at the same time. When is the presale supposed to start for the US?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopyandroid View Post
    Hopefully, you guys get it at the same time. When is the presale supposed to start for the US?
    Not a single carrier announced anything, not even that they will carry the phone, officially.
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    US market needs to hurry up!

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    I am so frickin pumped for this phone!!!!! I'm currently using a Motorola Droid X and want a new phone.
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    ok now im pissed and excited all at once.

    I've already pre-ordered the International version...but now that it's coming to Canada (and yes US folks...you can bet that it will be the same exact device coming to the US) with 2gb's of ram...i start to reconsider.

    Will i really notice a difference? Almost no apps are optimized for quad cores yet. So the cpu doesn't make a difference to me...what matters is the end user experience.

    No apps will be optimized for 2gb's of ram either...

    So let's say you lived in an area where you probably won't be seeing 4G or even LTE for at least a few years, which would you go with?

    The International version with it's quad core goodness (even though nothing will be using all 4 cores)

    Or go with the North American version with it's 2gb's of ram?

    I'm really torn here! What do you guys think you would do if you were in my situation?

    cheers for the responses =)
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    Expandable microSD up to 32GB???

    I hope that is a mistake.. I was really hoping for a 64gb micro sd :s
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    If I could afford it I would go quadcore

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    The extra gig of ram is for the adreno gpu on the s4. The Mali gpu on the exynos has dedicated ram. So for the same user experience the lte snapdragon s4 phones, they need the extra ram (although Idk about a whole gig more).
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    I just pre-ordered my S3 32gb in pebble blue and I can confirm on the ROGERS website that no 64gb model is listed for blue or white. This for sure was the most excited I've been after checking this website every day for the last 3 months looking for news on this phone. Thank you for being so prompt on reporting this, I am the 49th person in line at the location I pre-ordered so when you guys down in the states can get it on pre-order don't waste any time doing so.. I'm totally pumped.. screwwwwwww this Blackberry... 20 more days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wontfinishlast View Post
    The extra gig of ram is for the adreno gpu on the s4. The Mali gpu on the exynos has dedicated ram. So for the same user experience the lte snapdragon s4 phones, they need the extra ram (although Idk about a whole gig more).
    Oh ok! that makes sense.
    So basically, the only reason the S4 has the extra gig is to help support the gpu chip?

    Meaning, we will probably see the same or very similar user experiences between the two, regardless of the extra gig?

    cheers
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    Just noticed the size is the same as the international. The japanese version is supposed to be slightly thicker. Maybe due to the tv tuner?

    What about the buttons? Home button, capacitive? Really do not care much, but if it is the same as international, then all cases should be compatible!
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    Default Re: Canadian s3 specs are here!!!!!!! 2GB of RAM

    S4 is a better chipset for 99% of tasks since its a newer faster CPU and it will also give much more battery life. Exynos will be better for high end games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECrispy View Post
    S4 is a better chipset for 99% of tasks since its a newer faster CPU and it will also give much more battery life. Exynos will be better for high end games.
    After this battery draining Skyrocket, I would be willing to sacrifice a slight gaming downgrade, in return for a more efficient proc.
    More interested in general app performance anyway.

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    I guess I don't understand why an extra gig is not a big benefit? The issue with the One X is that it basically "closes" apps, and I thought it did this to manage the RAM? Wouldn't you want more RAM to keep programs running in the background? Maybe I'm thinking too much like a computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wontfinishlast View Post
    The extra gig of ram is for the adreno gpu on the s4. The Mali gpu on the exynos has dedicated ram. So for the same user experience the lte snapdragon s4 phones, they need the extra ram (although Idk about a whole gig more).
    This is wrong. Exynos also uses system ram for graphics cache, that's why out of 1GB, only 780MB is left for OS and apps. Tegra 3 is the only SoC that has dedicated graphics Ram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECrispy View Post
    This is wrong. Exynos also uses system ram for graphics cache, that's why out of 1GB, only 780MB is left for OS and apps. Tegra 3 is the only SoC that has dedicated graphics Ram.
    What's with all the s4 talk? I haven't read anywhere that this phone is going to be available with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    What's with all the s4 talk? I haven't read anywhere that this phone is going to be available with it.

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    Uhm. If your carrier has LTE, and if you live in North America, your version of the phone will come with a dual core S4 because it handles LTE while the Exynos doesn't. That's been known for like 2 months now.
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