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Leak: Samsung Galaxy S III to have 'superlative' quad-core

updated 09:55 pm EDT, Wed April 18, 2012

Next Samsung Galaxy to focus on speed first

Following launch secrecy details, a second leak Wednesday has dropped hints that the Galaxy S III, or whatever the device is named, may be a breakthrough in speed. The same source for The Verge as earlier said it would use the rumored quad-core chip, likely the Exynos 4412, and deliver "superlative benchmark performance." The part isn't confirmed, but it's likely to be identical to the Samsung chip in the Meizu MX Quad-core, which could be 60 percent faster than the dual-core MX.

As with the Galaxy S II, however, only the international version is guaranteed to use the quad-core chip, the tipster said. Certain carriers may end up having to revert to a dual-core processor to integrate LTE, much like the HTC One X on AT&T. This may not necessarily lead to a major slowdown given the brisk performance of a chip like the Snapdragon S4, but could cut the potential speed.

Samsung's current dual-core Exynos is considered one of the fastest mobile chips on the market and, until the iPhone 4S and some 2012 Android phones, had the speed crown with the Galaxy S II. A quad-core chip in a third-generation Galaxy S flagship could retake that lead and give Samsung a vital edge as it tries to get back in front of Apple for smartphone market share.

Most other details of the next Galaxy are still mysteries, such as the screen technology, cameras, and software.

by MacNN Staff



  1. garmonbosia

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Who besides Romney uses that word?

  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What are we going to do with all that speed that w

    Is this another SPEC war? How did that work out the last time?

  1. LMGS

    Joined: Dec 1969


    60% faster..

    And a battery life of 2 hours.....

    The main reason for the big screens on these things is so they will have more room for bigger batteries..

    Or you could just carry a few spare batteries with you to swap out..

  1. DaJoNel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good! Quad-core.

    I'm not gonna lie, quad core sounds nice. But the fact is, how will they pack that power without having to drastically increase the thickness while losing battery life? I mean, user-replaceable batteries really aren't that efficient. Maybe Apple is right after all?

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "user-replaceable batteries really aren't that eff

    You really buy that propaganda?
    Where's the reasoning to that?

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Someone have a scientific explanation -

    To the replaceable battery myth?

    Or everyone here just blindly repeats Apple's commercials?

    Next thing I'll hear is the Intel processors going into Macs are "special" much better than the competition, specs do not mean anything, trust us we are Apple.

    Show some serious reasoning or at least stop repeating marketing rhymes


  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Android smartphone vendors

    are going to seriously go after the iPhone by way of processor specs. Although it may excite the Android fanbois, I wonder how much the average consumer is going to care unless the end result is great battery life.

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