We get to know more that surprising things about upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 for Verizon so there it goes!
Today NemaMark2 benchmark revealed completely new Samsung device called SCH-I535. This model could be built specially for Verizon mobile network. This is not a surprise as US mobile carrier’s gets different phone version than the rest of the world but there is one small catch. The SCH-I535 has dual core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz.
The international version of Galaxy S3 has quad-core Samsung Exynos 4212 processor clocked at 1.4GHz instead. While the two additional cores don’t mean twice as much performance we think that Exynos 4212 is more powerful than Snapdragon S4 processor.
The Snapdragon S4 is not bad processor and its 4G LTE enabled but some performance demanding users might find this disappointing if the SCH-I535 really is Verizon’s Galaxy S3 modification. The rest of the specs remain the same and it still has 1,280 x 720 pixels 4.8-inch display and run of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
We tried to reach Samsung US for comments but didn’t get any response but we will let you know once more information on SCH-I535 will be available.
As we speak, the exact Samsung Galaxy S3 release date are not confirmed by neither Verizon nor Samsung but based on what Samsung UK said earlier this month we can expect it to arrive on late June. The Galaxy S3 price on Verizon will be the same as for Galaxy Nexus so we will have to pay $199 on two year contract. While the price is nothing to be proud of it’s still cheaper than in Europe.
It’s also expected that Samsung could run some special promotion for Galaxy S3 is US to overtake iPhone as dominant smartphone in the market. Samsung lately does crazy trying to promote their smartphones and other electronics so price drop for SGS III could be this one extra effort to make it sell better than iPhone.
Hope that Verizon’s Galaxy S3 version will have the same design as international version because I have seen many cases when US version are ruined with logos, different forms and screen sizes. And of course Snapdragon’s processor will make things worse if it will turn out to be true.