Speculation Samsung will join the ranks of quad core processor-toting phone-makers gathered pace today, after a loose-lipped exec spilled the beans on Sammy’s plans for the Galaxy S3.
According to a “high ranking Samsung executive” cited in a Korea Times report, the handset will feature an Exynos 4412 processor with four ARM Cortex A9 cores.
The 1.5GHz chipset is purportedly capable of boosting battery life by 50 per cent and is 26 per cent faster than current-generation dual core processors.
Exynos chips are apparently being used partly to mitigate Samsung’s dependence on Qualcomm, which supplied the processors for the Galaxy S and Galaxy S2.
A quad core processor would bring Sammy’s flagship phone in line with the HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X, which are the brawniest phones on the market right now.
Sammy is set to unveil the S3 during the second quarter, having originally been expected to showcase its challenger at Mobile World Congress back in February.
Other features mooted to be on board include a 12-megapixel camera, a long-life battery and a waterproof coating.
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