Samsung Confirms Quad-Core Exynos for Galaxy S III

If there are any doubts that quad-core Exynos processing power may not make it to Samsung’s next-generation flagship Galaxy smartphone, those doubts should be laid down to rest as the Galaxy S III is now confirmed by Samsung’s chip-making arm to utilize the quad-core Exynos processor based on the ARM CPU architecture. The quad-core Exynos processor for the Galaxy S III will be based on ARM’s Cortex A9 design and will be clocked at 1.4 GHz. Samsung claims that the quad-core chipset will give devices a 20 percent boost in power compared to dual-core Exynos models due to better power efficiencies.

Samsung’s revelation of the Galaxy S III’s quad-core CPU comes from the company’s press release of its quad-core Exynos line.

“The application processor is a crucial element in providing our customers with a PC-like experience on mobile devices. Samsung’s next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon, offers uncompromised performance and ground breaking multi-tasking features, thanks to Exynos 4 Quad’s powerful performance and efficient energy management technology,” said Hankil Yoon, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy Team, Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

Samsung will be announcing that next Galaxy device in London on May 3 and so far we’ve seen a number of leaked pictures of the device.

Moreover, device-makers like Samsung Mobile and others who already use the company’s dual-core Exynos processor will have little trouble upgrading to the quad-core model as it is identical to the dual-core Exynos with the same pin layout:

Having identical form factor measurements (12mm X 12mm X 1.37 mm), the Exynos 4 Quad is pin-to-pin compatible with the 32nm process based Exynos 4 Dual, allowing mobile device designers to immediately adopt the new solution without additional cost, engineering or design efforts.

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