It’s not much of a surprise at this point but it looks like the quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III will be landing at Verizon with just a dual-core processor. While four is larger than two, I wouldn’t be too worried about this change.
The news comes from a benchmark from Droid-Life and this indicates that the Verizon Galaxy S III will likely have a Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 dual-core chip instead of the Samsung quad-core Exynos chip that will ship in the international version. The main reason for this is probably 4G LTE, as Qualcomm’s chip is essentially the only one that can handle LTE at this point.
As I mentioned earlier, I don’t think this should dampen your excitement for the Galaxy S III because the S4 has proven to be an excellent processor. The next Samsung flagship phone is also shaping up to be a really cool phone with its “human-centric design” and new software tweaks. I’ve embedded a video below of the international version just to give you a taste of what you can expect.
Does a dual-core processor on the Galaxy S III bother you?