Samsung Galaxy SIII in early 2012?

Ali Raza
Nov 22, 2011

Dual-core phones have already invaded the market, gaining a lot of glamour already. Now that Nvidia has unveiled the Tegra 3 chip, quad-core phones are no longer a suspicion. In fact we can expect quad core phones sometime in 2012. Samsung Galaxy SII is a prominent dual-core phone and has been applauded by many tech enthusiasts because of its tantalizing features. How further can mobile technology progress? Well Tegra 3 is a simple answer. But the fact of the matter is will we see a quad core phone as soon as early 2012? Will it be the successor of Samsung Galaxy SII, namely Samsung Galaxy SIII?

That’s true folks. According to Android and Me Samsung might be revealing their quad core Samsung Galaxy SIII in early 2012 but will it be either Samsung’s very own dual core Exynos 4212 or the newly discovered quad core Exynos 4212 running at a clock speed of 1.5GGHz? Well according to the source:

The current Samsung processor used inside most versions of the Galaxy S II is the dual-core 1.2 GHz Exynos 4210. Samsung recently announced the newer dual-core 1.5 GHz Exynos 4212, but we don’t know if that will offer enough of a boost to be considered for the Galaxy S III. The Exynos 4212 is basically a more efficient 32nm version of the 4210, with 30 percent lower power-level and 50 percent higher 3D graphics performance over the previous processor generation from Samsung.

A more likely candidate for the Galaxy S III could be the newly discovered Exynos 4412, which is 32nm quad-core design with ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at speeds up to 1.5 GHz. Evidence of the new chip was spotted in the Linux Kernel archives and Samsung already appears to be testing it.

One of the key features of the Exynos 4412 processor is its upgraded GPU. Will Samsung match Nvidia Tegra 3 processors in Galaxy SIII? Let’s wait and find it out.