If you heard the news of a 1.4GHz quad-core CPU in the “Next Galaxy” and thought, “Perfect, that’s my next T-Mobile handset!”, you might want to sit down. Chances are good that the LTE versions of the Galaxy S III will be dual-core chipsets. Much like the way the AT&T version of the HTC One X has a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the GS3 we get on our local carriers will have the same treatment.
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.
Things could be much, much worse when you stop and think about it. “My phone only has a Snapdragon S4 chip” sounds funny when you hear it out loud.
In a related note, we discussed this very possibility last night while doing the AndroidGuys podcast. Listen to episode #119 and you’ll hear @androinica @htcsource [email protected] talking about what happens with LTE models in the U.S.