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Samsung Galaxy S III to feature quad-core Exynos processor, according to company executive

March 19, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android Phones, Rumors, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III’s rumor mill has been grinding for months. Though there’s something new about Samsung’s future flagship smartphone once or twice a week reported by various sources, there are very few rumors based on something more than pure speculation.

We know that the Galaxy S III will be unveiled at a special press event, we know that the event will be held some time before June, but that’s pretty much it. Well, it was, because as of now we also know the first important detail about the smartphone’s tech specs.

Are you ready for this? Drum rolls, please! It seems that the Galaxy S III will be powered by a quad-core Exynos processor. I know, it’s not like we didn’t suspect such a thing, but it’s nice to know something official for a change.

Well, technically, even this is not official, but is based on statements given by an unnamed Samsung executive to prestigious Korea Times website, which is close enough.

According to the executive, Samsung is planning to ‘’lower dependence on U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm’’, which is why they will be relying upon their in-house single-chip solution. The exact processor to equip the Galaxy S III hasn’t been made official, but rumors point towards the Exynos 4412, featuring a 32-nanometer quad-core design with ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at speeds of up to 1.5 GHz.

It remains to be seen if the Exynos chip powering the Galaxy S III will in fact compete head to head with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor, but also with Apple’s A5X and Qualcomm’s new Krait platforms. But according to the same Samsung executive, the Korean-based company trusts its technical solutions.

‘’We don’t think there will be big technology-related problems as we have already tested our telecommunications chips in some smartphones and tablets for consumers in North America. ‘’ said the executive, adding that ‘’ Samsung is currently paying huge amounts to Qualcomm in return for using its single-chip solutions in strategic digital devices, however, Qualcomm is gradually losing its edge.’’

So, how about it? Do you think that Qualcomm is losing its edge and that Samsung could hit it big with an Exynos-powered Galaxy S III? Hit us with a comment and let us know.

Via Korea Times