04-27-2012 03:41 PM
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  1. Alex Dobie's Avatar
    We're hearing this from multiple reliable sources. Looks like it'll be a similar deal to the HTC One X.

    Seems quad-core Exynos doesn't have built-in LTE, so Sammy's opted for the dual-core Snapdragon S4 instead. For the record, the S4 is still a hell of a chip, and Samsung does a great job keeping things responsive in its software, whatever's inside.
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    04-25-2012 06:53 PM
  2. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    This jives with the discussion that we're having HERE. Makes perfect sense.
    04-25-2012 06:57 PM
  3. sumyunguy's Avatar
    So...could there be problems like developers (CyanogenMod) have had with the Tmo SII?
    04-25-2012 07:09 PM
  4. matt0715's Avatar
    Kind of disappointed it won't be the A15, but I'm sure it will still be good
    04-25-2012 07:15 PM
  5. bplewis24's Avatar
    So this would essentially mean that the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon variants (if it comes to those carriers) would all be dual-core S4 since those are all LTE networks now. T Mobile and any other smaller domestic carriers, as well as the international versions, would be the only quad core exynos versions?

    Brandon
    04-25-2012 07:22 PM
  6. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    So this would essentially mean that the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon variants (if it comes to those carriers) would all be dual-core S4 since those are all LTE networks now. T Mobile and any other smaller domestic carriers, as well as the international versions, would be the only quad core exynos versions?

    Brandon
    Maybe...remember the T-Mobile SGSII had the Snapdragon S3 because of HSPA+.

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    04-25-2012 07:44 PM
  7. HunterOrHunted's Avatar
    This does make a large amount of sense, although my bets are still a big NO from verizon xD

    I'm happy with my nexus anyhow. For now...
    04-25-2012 08:17 PM
  8. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    Makes sense. I would imagine all US carriers to receive their own version. Even Verizon. As long as its LTE they won't allow themselves to be left out.

    Especially considering they passed on the SGS 2.

    Here's hoping.....
    04-25-2012 08:24 PM
  9. Eaglemaniac's Avatar
    If this is true, epic fail by Samsung and I am going to HTC.
    04-25-2012 08:25 PM
  10. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    If this is true, epic fail by Samsung and I am going to HTC.
    How so? That would mean that it has the same chip as the One X.

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    04-25-2012 08:33 PM
  11. snoopyandroid's Avatar
    How so? That would mean that it has the same chip as the One X.

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    I think he means that Samsung had a chance to show off it's iphone 5 killing phone with it's kick-*** specs and kick-*** processor. Now, all they've done is release a new phone with the same specs as One X. How is that advanced? How is that inovative?

    I don't care if it's battery is a little bigger/better or the screen a little better.

    If they release this phone with the S4, I will be VERY disappointed.

    However, I will wait until May 3rd to see what they release. I'm starting to hate all the rumours.
    04-25-2012 08:38 PM
  12. Starfleet Captain's Avatar
    If this is true, epic fail by Samsung and I am going to HTC.
    Why do you say that? Its not like they can pull these chips out of their rear ends. These things take time to design, develop and manufacture. Blame NVidia for not integrating LTE into Tegra 3. They probably figured manufacturers would use separate LTE radios, but with the battle for thinness and battery life, NOPE! I'm sure the GSIII will still be an awesome phone. The only reason I'm not getting it is because I don't want to wait till September/October to get a new phone. Got my sights set on the Evo LTE!
    04-25-2012 08:40 PM
  13. Eaglemaniac's Avatar
    I think he means that Samsung had a chance to show off it's iphone 5 killing phone with it's kick-*** specs and kick-*** processor. Now, all they've done is release a new phone with the same specs as One X. How is that advanced? How is that inovative?

    I don't care if it's battery is a little bigger/better or the screen a little better.

    If they release this phone with the S4, I will be VERY disappointed.

    However, I will wait until May 3rd to see what they release. I'm starting to hate all the rumours.
    +1
    04-25-2012 08:40 PM
  14. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    If this is true, epic fail by Samsung and I am going to HTC.
    I agree with the first half of this message, disagree with going to HTC.


    Really really disappointed if this is true.
    04-25-2012 08:42 PM
  15. Eaglemaniac's Avatar
    Why do you say that? Its not like they can pull these chips out of their rear ends. These things take time to design, develop and manufacture. Blame NVidia for not integrating LTE into Tegra 3. They probably figured manufacturers would use separate LTE radios, but with the battle for thinness and battery life, NOPE! I'm sure the GSIII will still be an awesome phone. The only reason I'm not getting it is because I don't want to wait till September/October to get a new phone. Got my sights set on the Evo LTE!
    Huh? Nvidia has nothing to do with this. This is a colossal failure by Samsung. Hmmm, let's see, TWO months ago, Apple released a product that can do what a Samsung product 3 months later cannot. That's a joke. Again, there is no need to rush this product if it isn't as good as they can possibly make it.
    04-25-2012 08:44 PM
  16. snoopyandroid's Avatar
    I guess I should blame all the rumour mongers for pushing my expectations so high.
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    04-25-2012 08:44 PM
  17. Kutuzov13's Avatar
    HTC did the same thing with the One X. It has a Tegra 3 inside everywhere but on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint in the US. The US version will come with the Snapdragon 4 processor.
    04-25-2012 08:49 PM
  18. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    The Snapdragon S4 absolutely kicks ***. Nvidia pushed tegra 3 out before lte integration was ready. Which was smart.

    Blame US carriers for deploying these fast high speed data networks and needing devices that work on them.

    I'm no qualcomm fan boy (I loved the exynos in the sgsii), but facts are facts. The S4 is awesome.

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    04-25-2012 08:50 PM
  19. Eaglemaniac's Avatar
    S4 is nice. I wish Samsung had the guts to challenge the field by releasing the first a15 chip. I fully expect Apple to do this and continue their air of dominance.
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    04-25-2012 08:54 PM
  20. JayWill's Avatar
    I wouldn't bet the farm on getting any information about the US variants on May 3rd, and more specifically, the chips inside. They may just announce the global GSM version, like last year.

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    04-25-2012 08:54 PM
  21. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I dont know what all this fancy mumbo jumbo chip talk means but Im not liking the comments! lol
    04-25-2012 08:58 PM
  22. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    S4 is nice. I wish Samsung had the guts to challenge the field by releasing the first a15 chip. I fully expect Apple to do this and continue their air of dominance.
    The air of dominance has more to do with marketing than
    what chip is in the phone. Besides, Apple mostly focuses on having a really strong GPU.




    I wouldn't bet the farm on getting any information about the US variants on May 3rd, and more specifically, the chips inside. They may just announce the global GSM version, like last year.

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    Samsung wants to time announcement and launch dates better. I expect to hear something about US versions. Maybe not concrete dates, but something. We heard about the One series launch when HTC announced them.

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    04-25-2012 08:59 PM
  23. snoopyandroid's Avatar
    I love the S4, but I was looking forward to Samsung stepping up.
    04-25-2012 09:06 PM
  24. jeffreii's Avatar
    Just for perspective...how many of you are deciding whether you like this phone based on whether or not it can beat a yet-to-be-announced iPhone5 rather than whether or not it's an awesome phone?

    It sure sounds like some of you just want a phone to stick in iPhone fanboy rival's face!
    04-25-2012 09:06 PM
  25. snoopyandroid's Avatar
    I'll be getting the phone because it's a rockin phone. Anything is better than my SE W810!!!!

    It'd be cool to stick it apple fanboys, but because it's coming out AFTER the S3, apple can stick in whatever they want to make it better.

    Even if the S3 blows the new iphone out of the water, it won't matter because all of the apple sheet will buy the iphone 5 and say it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    I like apple and their products, I just hate apple fanboys.
    04-25-2012 09:12 PM
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