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Report: Samsung Galaxy S3 confirmed to rock quad-core Exynos

March 19, 2012

With suspense building up over the imminent arrival of Samsung Galaxy S3, one Samsung executive is more than willing to share some tidbits of information about the Koreans’ upcoming super phone. Talking to Korea Times, the executive outed the processor that the Galaxy S3 will be sporting.

While no specific model of the processor was mentioned, the anonymous exec did say that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will use a 32nm quad-core processor. As noted by MobileSyrup, it is likely that the source was talking about the Exynos 4412, which the world first saw during the Mobile World Congress in February. Compared to the Exynos 4210 found on Galaxy S2, the new 4412 model runs at 1.5GHz, has a quad-core Mali-based GPU, and offers 35-50% faster performance, without sacrificing the device’s battery life.

The battle between SoC manufacturers is heating up and Samsung is apparently trying to reduce its dependency on third-party manufacturers like Qualcomm. Samsung’s talkative executive also said that Samsung is now more confident about the progress it “made in producing logic-based chips for high-end devices.”

This report all but confirms what most of us already knew and hoped to see on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Supposed specs including a quad-core 1.5GHz processor have been thrown around quite often over the last few months, after all. It remains to be seen whether other specs will match what rumors have been saying all along, such as the 8MP rear shooter with zero-shutter lag, 2MP front shooter, 4G LTE, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, bezel-less design, and a dense ceramic casing. In case you missed the latest leak, apparently this is what the final design of the Samsung Galaxy S3 would look like.

samsung galaxy s3

The unconfirmed promo material of the Samsung Galaxy S3 suggests that the phone won’t be officially introduced until May 22, which is the date of the supposed Samsung Unpacked event. There might be some truth there, given that Samsung said they will introduce the device sometimes in the second quarter of 2012. The plot thickens with reports mentioning that the Galaxy S3 has already gone into production.

It’s bound to be an exciting few months ahead for the Samsung Galaxy S aficionados!