Galaxy S3 guaranteed to have quad-core Exynos processor, according to “sources”

by: AdrianApril 19, 2012

While some might say the Samsung Galaxy S3 rumor madness might have gotten a bit out of hand lately, it simply doesn’t mean we should stop reporting the speculations as we get a hold of them, as we might miss something important and accurate. One thing can be sure – this is the most important device launch in Samsung’s short Android device launch history.

The latest rumor comes as a confirmation of an older rumor, which itself followed upon an even older speculation (are you still following me?) and seems to almost set in stone that the future Samsung flagship’s processor. According to some “credible sources” cited by the guys at The Verge, the Galaxy S3 (or whatever they will end up calling it) will be powered by a quad-core Exynos chipset, which should come with “superlative benchmark performance”. Whether it is the same quad core 32mm A9 variant found in the soon-to-be-launched-by-June Meizu MX or better remains to be seen.

We first heard something about that way back in November last year (!), with a second report on the same front coming about a month ago. However, this fresh report does mention that the quad-core processor will in fact be featured in the global version of the phone, with specific regional variants being set to come with a different kind of chipset.

As far as the actual model of the quad-core processor set to power the Galaxy S2 successor, The Verge’s sources didn’t let anything slip, so the most reasonable guess right now is still that 32 nm Cortex-A9 based Exynos we got a glimpse of earlier in 2012, which is the same one in the Meizu MX.

The rumor about the quad-core Exynos chipset powering the S3 is not the only one who popped up on the web in the past 24 hours, with the guys at Phandroid making a very interesting discovery about the possible name of the device as well.

It therefore seems that if you hit, the URL will be formatted and you will be forwarded to a different address, where you will be greeted with a typical “Page Not Found” error message. The same will happen if, instead of “galaxysIII”, you will be hit with the URL “galaxys3” at the end.

While this is nothing out of the ordinary, what’s interesting is that if you hit a similar link, with some crazy name after the address, like the Galaxy S III HD Plus Ultra, for example, you will be directed to a new page, but this will be very different from the first one. There’ll be no formatting, no forwarding, no nothing, which might mean that Samsung is at least thinking of naming its future flagship smartphone the Galaxy S3, which would make sense. Seriously Samsung, none of this Apple “it’s just the iPad” nonsense, ok? You can call it the Samsung Galaxy S3 Universe Ultra HD Pro 9000XT  for all I care.

This is an even wilder guess than the previous one concerning the processor powered by the 4G LTE version of the future Sammy beast, but it might mean something after all and will certainly keep us on our rumor addicted toes for the time being.

We know that you might be a bit tired with all of this endless rumor news and all, but now it is your turn. What, realistically do you think the S3 will be packing? Let us know below!

  • not again man. different chips for the different variants? are you kidding me? are we still gonna get the crappy version of the phone for one of the biggest markets for Samsung ( USA ) ??? What the heck is going on with this company.

    • Slickdaddy96

      I believe it to be the fault of LTE and the USA networks for this. I am guessing like other quad-core chips theirs doesn’t play nice with LTE either, or if that is not the reason, it is possible the US based networks have told them to put a dual-core processor in it to save cost possibly? From what I have been told though, a dual-core Cortex-A15 chip is better than a quad-core Cortex-A9 chip benchmark wise.

    • Jack

      Eh? The Sprint and AT&T GS2 both had the standard Exynos just like the international version last year. The only one with a different processor was the Tmobile version, due to network issues.

  • Zymo

    “What, realistically do you think the S3 will be packing? Let us know below!”

    1,8 Ghz A9 quad core cpu, 4,6″ 720p Amoled (RGB), 2 GB RAM, 32 GB build in storage not expandable, 12 MP camera taking videos in 1080p with 50 frames per second, Unibody design (brushed metal coated with ceramic), 2250 mAh battery-non removable. Special features: Fast and inductive charging , Eye-Tracking – used in browser for touchless scrolling.

  • AndroidBrian

    Exynos quad core 1.5ghz-1.8ghz. 4.65-4.7 ‘800 super amloed display, 16gb or 32gb of storage w/ SD card support of course. A brushed metal look similar to there laptops & a much improved touchwiz.

  • Joonasm1

    1.5-2.0 Ghz Exynos quad core processor, 1080p super amoled display, 2GB ram, 16/32 GB build in storage, 12 MP camera, hopefully better than Nokia N8’s one. 2000 mAh battery and body will be brushed metal.

    • milksop held

      Wow that’s the s4

  • John O’Connor

    I would love to see microsdxc support for 64gb+ of removable storage. Any new word on the flexible amoled that are supposed to make in appearance in devices this year?

    2GB of RAM wouldn’t hurt either, though I hope they launch a few apps in the Play Store that will be able to take advantage of the 4CPU’s and huge memory pool. Heck I would shell out some money on an app that took performance to another level

  • The-Voice

    More then likely this will be the same Malibu Stacey doll you currently own only this one will come with a highly fashionable hat. No need for mass hysteria over a small insignificant difference from the very one available now.

    • Then why all the secrecy? With all this hype they’d be a fool to release anything that was just a fancy new hat.

      Anything other than raves will be I believe seen as a big loss of face for the company.

      • Mark_B

        From what I see its just a Nexus galaxy with a quad core….but everyone seems to be popping a chub cause of all the hype.

        And Samsung has good reason for all the secrecy…why disappoint the people now when they can be disappointed after they pay for the hyped device.

  • Hope it’s better looking than the rumoured photos appear

  • would look nice if it had a 1600×900 screen or something lol

  • Reebok Ckm

    i would like to bys these phone

  • Joeym131

    I need one good one galaxy s and new galaxy s 3

  • Sinvex

    You were saying?