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Dual-core Samsung Galaxy S III landing on 5 U.S. carriers in June

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Not too many phones worth a new thread lately... this one should be...

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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular will all receive variations of the Galaxy S III this month, but Samsung isn't sharing the exact pricing and release date for each carrier just yet. What we do know is that $200 is the lowest price of the bunch.

What's incredibly interesting (and what CNET had predicted) is that the U.S.-based version, like its

HTC One X rival, will carry a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor as opposed to the 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor that's used in the global release.

The "downgrade" is likely due to a current incompatibility between the

quad-core chip and LTE data networks

, just as with the HTC One X, which forewent the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor that was used in the global version of its hero device.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57446342-94/dual-core-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-landing-on-5-u.s-carriers-in-june/

Looks to be a hot phone...

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I'm actually not tempted to get it now.

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Because of the quad core / dual core thing?

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Yep. Mine has a dual core at the same speed. I read it might only have 1GB of RAM still. Although Japan has a model with 2. I MIGHT get it if ATT gets the 2 gig model. Phone still runs out of memory on ICS pretty quick when browsing flash-based websites.

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Sweet it's MicroSIM so I can use it here! I may have to look it up around here. Although it will cost me an arm and a leg though. =/

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Yep. Mine has a dual core at the same speed. I read it might only have 1GB of RAM still. Although Japan has a model with 2. I MIGHT get it if ATT gets the 2 gig model. Phone still runs out of memory on ICS pretty quick when browsing flash-based websites.

That sucks... I don't have ICS on my Rezound yet... not sure if the update is available or not, haven't looked. I'm happy with Gingerbread for now...

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Paying for quad, getting dual....no thanks.

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Hard to imagine a better phone than my SII............

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I've read some bad things about this phone. How many "iPhone-killers" is Samsung going to release?

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The SII came pretty damn close.

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The SII came pretty damn close.

Did it? I thought I read that the SII's total unit sales globally equaled that of the iPhone 4s over like a 2 month span.

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I'm cool with my Dual core razr for,now

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