You may’ve heard that U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III doesn’t come with a quad-core processor but with a dual-core one (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4) and an additional gig of RAM (for a total of 2GB). According to the Korean company, its engineers decided to take this step (add an additional 1GB of RAM) so that the phone is “future-proof,” citing unknown elements of the new Android version (Jelly Bean).
My question is simple – does that mean the international version of Sammy’s flagship device isn’t “future-proof”? Sure it has a faster processor but it’s not like that can compensate for another gig of RAM. Moreover, in its own backyard, Samsung released the Galaxy S III with both a quad-core CPU AND 2GB of RAM.
Are people in Europe, South America and the rest of Asia (aside from South Korean) morons that don’t deserve to have a “future-proof” device? I’m repeating Samsung’s own words and not trying to offend anyone. Heck, next month I’ll probably grab the Galaxy S III myself, but was pretty irritated with Samsung’s “explanation,” which is stupid to say the least. We can’t add more RAM ourselves and as far as I know, Samsung can’t do it afterwards either. So what gives? The Korean company definitely wants to see us buying Galaxy S IV next year and that’s cool, but still… this isn’t the way to treat customers in some parts of the world.
What do you think about it? Has Samsung managed to irritate you, too?