The dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor has been speculated to arrive on Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S3, and it seems as though that has just been confirmed – as the latest evidence from early NenaMark 2 benchmarks does strongly suggest a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4. This is the similar chipset that is found in the HTC One X on AT&T. The whole idea for having this hardware would most probably be the LTE support provided, something that the Exynos 4 quad chipset is unable to deliver. The NenaMark 2 benchmark also yielded additional clues such as the Adreno 225 GPU in the Snapdragon S4 outperforming the Mali-400MP in the Exynos quad by a couple of frames. Obviously, a whole lot can be derived from that, among them being it attributed to the pre-release software as well as the possibility of inconsistencies within the NenaMark 2 benchmark. Do bear in mind that the Galaxy S3′s display has been capped at 60fps, so going any faster does not make any difference either.
Apart from that, another Galaxy S3 variant, known as the SCH-I939, has also made an appearance on the NenaMark website. It seems to be headed towards the Chinese market according to the model number, and will, in all probability, continue where the I929 Galaxy S2 Duos left off. That version will have the Exynos 4 quad chipset running underneath the hood.
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