Samsung may have confirmed that the Galaxy S III will be using the company’s in-house quad-core Exynos processor late last night, however, an un-named Samsung executive claims the US variants will rely on Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The executive states that the company will release different variants of the Galaxy S3 smartphone for different markets, especially consider Qualcomm’s chipsets are more compatible with LTE networks.
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.
The unnamed Samsung executive spoke to Korea Times and did not want to be identified. The move does mirror what HTC has done with the One x, releasing the international version with a Tegra 3 processor and inside the US with the Snapdragon S4 CPU. Samsung also went away from its in-house dual-core Exynos CPU for the Galaxy Note release on AT&T as well.
This could get very interesting however, the Snapdragon S4 already competes well with the quad-core Exynos. Once again, May 3rd just got more interesting.