Verizon Galaxy S3 outed with dual-core benchmark
We have some good news today for those waiting to see if the Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III) would come to Verizon as this seems to have been pretty much confirmed according to benchmark tests that have been revealed. Many of the Big Red’s customers had hoped that Verizon would carry the Galaxy S3 as they missed out on the Galaxy S2 last year so this news should please an awful lot of people.
Previously we had discussed the odds of Verizon getting the Galaxy S3 and then further to that we had news that a leaked agent user profile suggested a Verizon variant. The latest news is that the carrier brand Verizon has been clearly shown on a NenaMark 2 benchmark for the device labeled SCH-I535. This test also seems to clear up the confusion about which processor the U.S variants of the Galaxy S3 would use.
Although the Exynos 4 quad-core processor had been confirmed for the international edition of the Galaxy S3 it was widely expected that the US version would be powered by the Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon dual-core processor instead, exactly the same as happened with the HTC One X phone for the US. We knew that the Galaxy S3 for the US would have 4G LTE connectivity and the Snapdragon dual-core processor enables this provision. This has now been clarified as the NenaMark 2 test seems to show a Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor as well as the Adreno 225 GPU, as reported by Phandroid, sourced from NenaMark.
Although some people may be disappointed by hearing the US version will be dual-core rather than quad-core we’ve already told how the Snapdragon S4 is certainly nothing to be sniffed at and should do a great job of powering this flagship device. A release date for the Galaxy S3 for the UK and Europe has been confirmed for the end of May but as yet there is still no official release date for the Galaxy S3 for the US. However we do know it will arrive in the summer and recent rumors suggest it could launch in June so there’s not too much longer to wait and now if you’re a Verizon customer it seems you can get ready to splash your cash.
Are you in the US and hoping to get your hands on the Galaxy S3? Maybe you’re a Verizon customer happy to hear it appears to be heading to the Big Red? Let us know with your comments.