Samsung Galaxy S III Hits Major US Carriers Starting this Month
Samsung today announced that the Galaxy S III will become available from five major U.S. carriers starting later this month. It will be sold by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. All five versions will feature the same design and use the same name. Additionally, the versions to be sold it the U.S. skip the quad-core Exynos chip and will instead use Qualcomm's dual-core 1.5 GHz S4 Snapdragon processor. Samsung said that pricing will start at $199, though each carrier will set its own pricing. Exact availability will be announced in the coming weeks by the individual carriers.
Wow, what a rip-off
No Quad Core
No 64GB version
They could have used the Exynos 4 chip but according to an article online:
"Although it would have been possible for them to adopt the Exynos 4 Quad SoC and combine it with a separate baseband chip, that would have taken a lot of time to implement."
So it seems that Samsung just wanted to get the S3 to the US market as fast as they could. So the fastest way was to trim it down below the EU and Asia versions. *sigh*
I am sure the phone will be fine and consumers will love it but I just feel that the US market is getting the shaft on this.
Processor again downgraded
1. Some quad-core chips support LTE yet. It would appear that's the case with Samsung's Exynos chip. That's the main reason for the change.
2. The dual-core S4 chip performs WAY BETTER (in real life, and in...
The silence from Big Blue is deafening...
Samsung, smart, very smart!
I'm still getting the Galaxy S3 because I think it's optimistic for a high-powered phone to have a battery last two years.
All with the same name?