Exynos News Roundup: What People Are Saying
June 27, 2012
iFixIt, an electronic repair and resource site, and Chipworks, a reverse engineering and circuitry analysis company, teamed up to break down the Samsung Galaxy S III equipped with the Exynos 4 Quad AP. The teardown was covered on both companies’ websites, as well as on The Verge , a technology-focused online news source. Chipworks’ blog post had favorable things to say about the 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos chip found inside the Galaxy S III, which is “benchmarking extremely high” thanks to its high-powered mobile AP. Chipworks evaluated the Exynos 4 Quad as “something new, and good, for the Android phone community.
Editor-in-Chief Aaron Baker of Phonedog, an interactive mobile news and reviews site, gave his first impressions of the international Galaxy S III equipped with the 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quad. Baker noted a “consistent, fluid experience with some great features that can be accessed without rooting or tweaking,” and said the device was well-suited to a range of consumers including “the power user, the social media buff, the media junkie, and the first-time… buyer.” Baker attributed much of the Galaxy S III’s success to the “powerful specifications” of the Exynos quad-core AP, which made the device’s high-level performance, “exceptional” battery life and fluid user experience possible.
Gadget and tech news and reviews site, Slash Gear, announced the release of the Galaxy S III in Korea on June 25. The South Korean version of the phone is the only model that comes equipped with both an Exynos 4 Quad processor and LTE connectivity. In fact, this version of the Galaxy S III is the first smartphone on the market to have both a quad-core mobile AP and LTE options. While this recently released version of the phone uses 3G, an LTE version will be available in the near future. Despite rumors to the contrary, the South Korean Galaxy S III comes with 2GB of RAM, just like American versions of the device.