Samsung Galaxy S3 for Verizon shows in benchmarks. Snapdragon S4 processor featured?

by: Ankit BanerjeeMay 14, 2012
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We all know the compatibility issues caused by the “animosity” that exists between Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 SoC and LTE radio chips (most made by Qualcomm, coincidentally Nvidia’s sworn enemy). Due to this lack of compatibility, we are yet to see an “official” (I’m sure a lot of people have imported the quad-core international version of the HTC One X) LTE quad-core device in the US.

There is a lot of hope that the Samsung Galaxy S3, with its quad-core Exynos 4 processor, will buck this trend, which would finally allow North American users to feel like first-rate citizens of the tech world. But if a Nenamark 2 benchmark score is to be trusted, Americans’ quad-core woes are destined to last a while longer.

Following an anonymous tip from a Samsung executive and a leaked Verizon User Agent Profile, this Nenamark 2 benchmark score of a mistery SCH-I535 device (thought to be Verizon’s Galaxy S3 version) also suggests that the US-bound Samsung Galaxy S3 will feature a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.

We have a bunch of clues that make us believe that we are, indeed, talking about Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Snapdragon S4 SoC:

  • The SCH-I535 codename is in-line with Verizon’s naming scheme for its high-end Samsung products
  • The device features a 1280×720 resolution display and Android 4.0.4
  • 1.5 Ghz (which is what the Snapdragon S4 processor clocks in other high end devices)
  • The presence of the Qualcomm Adreno 225 GPU

Samsung and US network carriers have, of course, been quite secretive about what the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will entail. With carrier differentiation being a major concern in the US, as seen with the multiple variants of the HTC One X, it’s still unsure where Samsung’s latest flagship device is heading to.

While Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S3 will be available during summer in the US, which is frankly as vague as it gets, speculation suggests that US consumers might get their hands on the device as early as June.

What are your thoughts? Will the presence of the dual-core processor in Verizon’s Galaxy S3 disappoint? Would you rather have the quad-core HSPA+ version, especially looking at the current state of LTE networks? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Jaysann22

    im sure the verizon SIII will be dumbed down as usual, but I’m sure, at this point, Verizon customers are probably just grateful they are getting it at all….

    • ncbassman316

      Amen to that. Verizon phones lately have been weak. This phone will set the new standard for next generation smartphones and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. These phone manufactures develop such strong intelligence and hardware into these phones but they can’t seem to understand that they require batteries that last more than 6 hours!!!! Seriously… How hard is it to incorporate a battery that lasts longer than a day? Motorola got it so why can’t anyone else. The Razr Maxx has a 3300 mAh battery and it’s pretty light too. Thinking of holding off until the Droid Fighter/Razr Maxx HD comes out. The Samsung SIII looks insane though! I only hope one can enjoy enough before the battery dies:)

    • Chriski333

      Trust me if it does come to Verizon it shall be amazing cause Verizon right now has no cool phones I want

  • A_button117

    These scores are on par if not slightly better than the exynos 4 quad Mali 400….I’m happy :)

  • Bentoms

    Anyone that is in Canada, you can now sign up on the Rogers website and the Bell website, and probably other big cell phone companies, to put down your email and name etc.. and they will notify you when the Samsung Galaxy S3 will become available with that carrier. Spread the word for others!

  • Gourok

    I wonder if Canada is getting the dual core processor as well? They are promoting the heck out of LTE in their marketing and I can only assume we wont see the quad core unless they deliver two options which is highly unlikely.

  • Greg Patrick Bes Snider

    Multiple variants of One X? Do you mean the international version and US version? 2 total? I would like to know because 1800 mAh is just too small for me and if they have a variant with bigger battery let me know!!

    • Phone Forum

      I’m not sure with this but the battery could be 2100 mAh just like what the quad-core version got. :)

    • Ankit

      The HTC EVO 4G is a technically a variant of the One X…….but I see your point……yes 2 total……sorry about that…..

  • Stangooo

    Anyone know if the Verizon version will be a world phone??

  • Cole Raney

    It’s not that vague. Samsung said it is coming to the US in June

  • Mariac40

    Quad Core is the best. Verizon needs to step up and offer it’s customers top of the line phones. We here in California need 4G and good quality phones. No More Junk Verizon..

    • Acynecki

      Quad Core and 4G don’t mix. That is why SAMSUNG (not Verizon) is giving the U.S. version the dual-core version of the Samsung S3. And by no means is this making this phone “junk”. The S4 Snapdragon is a beast of a processor when it comes to phones and tablets.

  • Darrell

    I they release it in the US with the 1.5 GZ dual core i might just get the skyrocket not much different and only $149.

    • Dave

      cheap bastard

    • Damn Right!

      You’re cheap…like a hooker.

      • damn wrong


  • hassan

    Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III cost $450usd

    The Official specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S3 are –

    1.4GHz quad-core processor
    16 / 32GB Internal storage memory
    SD Card slot to expand memory to 64 GB
    4.8″ Super AMOLED display
    8 megapixel camera
    1080p video recording at 60fps
    2100 mAh battery
    NFC Chip
    Ice Cream Sandwich OS – 4.0.4 version

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  • Nojunkmail

    I have a feeling AT&T will be the only carrier in the U.S. to launch the GSlll with quad-core. What’s with the colors Pebble Blue = yuck!

    • Damn Right!

      You moron, they cannot launch QUAD if they want to do LTE. And you know AT&T is a bitch for LTE! SHAZAM BITCH!

  • Cellphone Fiend

    This phone is plastic with a brushed aluminum look. Its Brushed plastic. Come’on Sammy get some better building materials. We are paying good money – we want aluminum and sturdy parts

  • AP22

    I have a One XL (dual core), and you couldn’t tell the difference between it and the One X (quad core) performance beyond benchmarks. Until software catches up big time, the difference between Quad and Dual is, for the most part, just spec fighting – but not really noticeable for the average (even techie) user. Now if you’re going to do video editing, you’d see a difference – but really? on a phone?

    I happen to live in an AT&T LTE area and it’s pretty incredible speed. Given the choice of HSPA+/Quad-core vs LTE/Dual-core it’s the latter hands down for me – not even close.

    • Damn Right!

      Shutup you dumbass ho!!! You don’t know what I’m going to do with my phone. Get back to your corner and make my money!!!!! QUADCORE or nothing!

      • Lmao

        Judging by how he typed and how you type (ie: spelling and grammar) I believe you are the so called ‘dumbass’. Also, be more polite, I don’t think your momma would appreciate that language.

  • Beebva

    It’s too bad they can’t bring the Samsung Galaxy S3 as is to the USA on Verizon, I would go buy it if it had the Quad-core processor, but now if it comes with a dual-core, I’ll pass & keep my good old Droid X 3G phone & not upgrade & extend my contract when it ends. I’ll just go month to month.

  • Bigtazz0331

    Would definitely like to have the quad core chip, as it would make multitasking on the phone faster and more efficient. Phone carriers need to hurry up and marry up their LTE with the quad core chips being manufactured now. WIll definitely sell a lot more phones…

  • Darrell Ayers

    Id much rather have a quad core processor than a dual core with LTE. I mean I can always use wifi for faster network. LTE few and far in between this days I mean whats the point. I.use hspa+ as it is and I am happy with its speeds. My phone itself is where I’d rather see the increase in.performance!

    • Damn Right!

      I’d much rather have your mom!

  • Buckhombre

    Was waiting for the quad core to make it worth the upgrade. Guess i am still waiting..