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Korea getting Samsung Galaxy S III LTE with quad core CPU on July 9


The Galaxy S III was launched globally in May. While the international version of the device has been around for a while now, it was the U.S which had to wait to finally get it. And as most of you are aware, LTE is an essential prerequisite for phones in the U.S. The catch was that the quad core chipset wasn’t compatible with LTE, so Samsung decided to leave out the Exynos 4412 chipset and roll out the American variant with Snapdragon S4, which to be honest is pretty good on its own. But Samsung was wise enough to give somewhat of a bonus to the American users in the form of the extra gigabyte of RAM on the handsets.

Manufacturers generally are a little favorable towards their home country, which is evident from the different types/variants of smartphones being launched in different locations. The S3 was launched in South Korea back in May along with other major countries.  And the device now is all set for a re-launch in the country.  Samsung will launch a rather interesting variant of the Galaxy S III exclusively for South Korea. The device will be launched on the 9th of July on three national carriers – SK Telecom, LG U+ and Korea Telecom.

The device features the best hardware on any variant of the Galaxy S III that we’ve seen so far. Packing a punch with its variety of options, this smartphone features GSM, WCDMA, CDMA and LTE frequencies for the respective carriers. There are a decent set of connectivity options like NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and TV tuning capabilities with the T-DMB feature. If this doesn’t impress you, then the next part certainly will. The Galaxy S III LTE sports a 2GB RAM and the quad core Exynos 4412 chipset. So not only can you multitask with a lot of running apps, but also do it at a decent pace.

Although CPU cores aren’t everything in a smartphone, the Exynos 4412 manages to outperform the Snapdragon S4 in most departments, though the S4 managed to do fairly well considering that it’s a dual core chipset. The Galaxy S III LTE sadly packs the same 2100mAh battery that we saw in the international and American versions of the handset. So we’re not quite sure how it will manage to fare in day to day usage. The bottom line is that if you want to own the best variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III, you can’t go wrong with the aforementioned version. The device runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and features the same Nature UX user interface.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow (in Korean)
Via: Engadget

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