A quad-core processor will definitely be present and correct in the Samsung Galaxy S3 and will be more than a match for its similarly equipped Android rivals, a source has claimed.
According to a effusive insider cited by ZdNet, the quad-core chipset, which has been rumoured to be on board the S3 for months, will offer “superlative benchmark performance”.
That augurs rather well. Especially given that, as the site’s Chris Ziegler points out, the S2’s comparatively underpowered dual core chipset aced benchmark tests and offered a sense of 'snap' that was pretty much unmatched until recently.
As if there was really too much doubt, the source also apparently confirmed that May 3rd will indeed see the arrival of a bona-fide, flagship successor to the S2.
Some confusion had been in the air after an invite to a Samsung showcase on the day pointedly refused to say what was being unveiled.
The invitation’s rather cryptic tagline indicated only that the event would be marked by ‘the next Galaxy’ – leading some to posit that we might get a new iteration of one of Sammy’s lower-grade Galaxy phones instead.
What else the S3, which has purportedly racked up pre-release orders of ten million units, will pack under the hood is still a matter of conjecture. But persistent rumours suggest it’ll pack a 12 megapixel camera and a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD screen.
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