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Old 06-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by 'busa View Post
So they came out with two different phones? WTF?! Why?
Originally Posted by jeffro3000 View Post
Well, considering that only T-Mobile is getting the quad, my guess is that they couldn't get the quad core working with LTE in time. T-Mobile is the only carrier with no immediate plans for LTE i think. Even Sprint is selling LTE phones and rolling out soon. The dual core version may have the LTE radio integrated onto the chip or something.
Samsung's Exynos quad core SOC isn't compatible with current 4G LTE radios. Therefore they had to use a variant of Qualcomm's Snapdragon SOC, which is only dual core. T-Mobile is currently the only major carrier with no major rollout plans for 4G LTE (this year, next year is a different story) so they're content with the 3G HSPA+ version.

It's faster clocked than the Exynos, and it won't make a difference in real world performance. Quad core sounds cool, but it's a marketing gimmick at this stage.
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