Samsung Officially Announces the Quad-Core Exynos Chip Coming to the SGS3

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    It is now official. Samsung issued a press release and splashed a ton of data across their website for the new Quad-Core Exynos chip built on the 32nm process and running at 1.4GHz. Additionally, they shared that the new chip will indeed be powering "the Next Galaxy." Supposedly, even though this new chip is still using the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture, this new chip will be twice as fast and operate at 20% less power than the previous gen part. Here's the full press release below and a video below. Thanks to all our tipsters who sent this one in!


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    Didn't see anything about them putting it in the US version, but thankfully nothing about them not putting it in the US version either. Isn't it May 3rd yet!
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    Hopefully this means goods things for us. I just wonder if a worldwide release includes the US. Carriers here seem to think they are special and need to be different....
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    We ran a News story on this a couple days ago but here's a quote from the story we ran that it won't be used in the US Version

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    Ugh! Why!? That's so stupid.

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    You know how these things go. Wait and see. If it is true I think it MAY have something to do with Sammy being a top -tier customer of Qualcomm so by contract they must purchase X amount. Pure speculation but your question why is a good one and I don't have any other answers lol.
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    I am still crossing my fingers that the news about the U.S. version of the SGS3 not getting the Exynos is false. It seems like a potential PR nightmare for Samsung to release a Qualcomm based SGS3 to the US instead of the Exynos.
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    I saw it, I'm hoping its a false rumor.
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    If they release the US version without quad core for the stupid reason cereal killer suggested, I will crash a Samsung store with a black t-shirt with a sign saying "Wake Up!"
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    Idk. This is news to me. Thought the common understanding why US cannot have quadcore processors is due to the size of the LTE chip.
    As of right now, the LTE chip is too big to have quadcore, a good battery and a realistic size phone..
    Close to end of this year, the developers of the LTE chip will release the new smaller, faster version.
    Until then, US variants will always get the dual vs quadcore when it arrives.
    Whats really gonna fuel the fued in terms of Apple vs Android is that Apple get dibs on this new, smaller and improved LTE chip before anyone. Let's see how that changes the game.
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