Leaked User Agent Profile All But Confirms Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 Powers The VZW Galaxy S III.
Yes, folks. It’s true. The U.S.-bound Galaxy S III won’t have Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, according to a newly leaked user agent profile that shows VZW’s upcoming uberphone to be sporting Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Sad? Turn that frown upside down. For starters, while we are losing two cores, we’re also gaining LTE – a much faster, modern technology over the Tegra 3′s handicapped HSPA+. Also, the S4 dual-core has shown time and time again to be able to hang neck-n-neck, and many times surpass the Tegra 3′s quad-core power. And to think, the S4 does all of this while using less power. Call us crazy but we think the S4 is becoming “the” mobile processor to have, more-so than even the Tegra 3. Of course, being Samsung, we’d also have liked to see the company’s in-house Exynos 4412 quad-core beast chip make an appearance too. But alas, it too apparently doesn’t play well with LTE.
The profile above specifically references the SCH-I535, almost certainly the Galaxy S III. The specs fall inline with what we’ve been hearing about the Galaxy S III too: 720 x 1280 display, S4 dual-core processor and Android 4.x ICS. On top of that, as PocketNow notes, Verizon’s higher-end Samsung phones carry the SCH-I5XX naming scheme.
Nothing is 100% until Samsung/Verizon make it as such. Thankfully we don’t have to wait much longer — mere hours away…