Just when you are still trying to catch your breath over the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Korean company seems to have started testing possible processors to put on the the Galaxy S II’s successor, aptly and fondly codenamed the Samsung Galaxy S III.

A likely candidate is Samsung’s own dual-core Exynos processor, which is already inside most of the Galaxy S II versions.  However, a quad-core Exynos has been recently discovered by Korean blog Chocoberry: Paradise Lost.

While sorting through postings and logs on the Linux Kernel Archives, Chocoberry stumbled upon mentions of an Exynos 4412, a 32 nm ARM Cortex-A9 with four cores.  The Exynos 4412 reportedly has the same clock speed (1.5 GHz) as the recently announced Exynos 4212.



Assuming Samsung puts the quad-core Exynos 4412 on the Galaxy S III, then we can definitely expect amazing stuff from the device, which, according to rumor, will be unveiled by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012.

Samsung has often been quoted as promising bigger and better gadgets for 2012, so a quad-core Exynos 4412 on a Galaxy S III sounds possible and likely.  Hopefully, we’ll be able to find out more about Samsung’s upcoming handset before the year ends.

How do you feel about the rumors of a Galaxy S III even before the Galaxy S II has turned a year old?