Samsung is reportedly planning to up the processing stakes on its sequel to the Galaxy S2 with a quad-core processor, in a bid to keep up with rivals planning similar handsets.
According to Android and Me, sources abreast of matters have learned of a new processor in the works in Sammy’s Exynos range, which is a 32nm chip with 50 per cent greater 3D graphics output and 30 per cent lower power consumption over the Exynos 4210 number that that featured on the Galaxy S2.
The tipster went onto say the Korean electronics giant will “blow minds” with a number of devices inbound next year, calling them a “big step past the Galaxy Nexus class, in every way”.
In addition to a faster processor, it’s also claimed the S3 will sport a mightier T604 GPU that’s five times faster than the performance of the Mali-400 MP chip of its predecessor.
With the Galaxy S2 still flying off shelves and the new Ice Cream Sandwich-toting Galaxy Nexus just launched, we don’t expect the S3 to land at least until Q2 2012. However, the prospect of a quad-core chipset is regardless bound to kick-start the hype train.
Samsung’s plans to cram more processing brawn under its next flagship effort is no doubt influenced by reports that rival Android manufacturer HTC is also working on a quad-core kit, the Edge, powered by a Tegra 3 chip from NVIDIA.
Previously, we reported that the Galaxy S3 might also be home to a new flexible OLED display, allowing the handset to be even slimmer, and perhaps even curvier.
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