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Could Verizon Get A Dual-Core Samsung Galaxy S3?

With the next Galaxy S just hours away before its official unveiling, the rumour mill has gone wild. One of the main topics debated is tied to the handset's processor.

Previous reports on this matter have suggested that Samsung would use its own quad-core Exynos CPU, for the Galaxy S3. Samsung announced that Exynos CPU would boost the performance of their future handsets.

New information has surfaced on tech websites pointing in a different direction. There are important clues under an user agent profile where it appears there is a version of the Galaxy S3, for Verizon.

The codenamed "VZW SGS3" device has high-end specifications, including a 1,280 x 720 screen resolution and support for Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Although this is not confirmed, but this could be the Verizon version of the SCH-I535 (Samsung Galaxy S3).

The agent profile reveals the use of the MSM8960 S4 Snapdragon processor, but this still doesn't mean that Samsung would miss the chance to use its Exynos, on other markets than the USA.

HTC has adopted the same strategy for its One X mobile phone, which was pushed on the global market with quad-core Tegra 3 processor and a dual-core CPU, to access AT&T's high-speed LTE networks.

The phone will be launched at an invite-only event in London where will be reporting via Rob Kerr, our mobile editor.

You can read more about the Samsung Galaxy S3 and all the gossip surrounding what could turn up to be the biggest non-Apple event of the year on our dedicated liveblog. We will covering the event live from Thursday at 1900 GMT.

Source: pocketnow

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.