Dual-core Snapdragon S4 Confirmed For Verizon Galaxy S III

By 01:00 Wed, 14 Jul 2021 Comments

Looks like people in the US willing to grab the upcoming Galaxy S III won't be treated to its quad-core Exynos variant. Instead, latest evidence points to a dual-core Snapdragon S4 powering the Galaxy S III for Verizon.

This is further confirmed by early NenaMark2 benchmarks, which show a Galaxy S III (SCH-I535) with a 1.5Giga Hertz (GHz) dual-core S4. The reason for this exchange of hardware is the LTE support, which the Exynos 4 Quad chipset doesn't offer.

However, the benchimprint shows something interesting. The Adreno 225 GPU in the Snapdragon S4 beats the Mali-400MP in the Exynos Quad by a couple of frames. Now, this might be due to the pre-release software and/or some inconsistency in the NenaMark2 benchmark. Don't forget, that the Galaxy S III classy screen is capped at 60FPS, so results close to that point may not be perfectly accurate.

To create things even more confusing yet another Galaxy S III (SCH-I939) variant popped up on the NenaMark website. Judging by its model number the device is destined for the Chinese market, comming to succeed the I929 Galaxy S II Duos. That version is powered by the same Exynos 4 Quad chipset as the international one.

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