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Exynos 4412 - what's in store with the quad-core processor in the Samsung Galaxy S3

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Apr 2012, 05:51

Another first for Samsung, except the 32nm production method for the quad-core 4412 beast, is that it has resisted the temptation to just slap a low-frequency core for the mundane tasks like standby and UI browsing, but used intelligent power management solutions instead. The advantage of having four cores is in multitasking and applications like web browsing, video editing and 3D games, where a lot of processes can now be run at parallel, instead of waiting for a free core...

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posted on 30 Apr 2012, 06:43

9. azri05 (unregistered)

U r just got smartphowned

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 06:46

12. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Enynos? Exynos*

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 06:34 1

8. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

stupid auto correct! Exynos:p

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 06:57

14. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

i think, that invitation card........that SAMSUNG sent to invited people..............has those blue and white ceramic colours bcoz .........the black coloured S3 will have white coloured CERAMIC coating And the White coloured S3 will have blue coloured CERAMIC COATING........and if it is so.....S3 would look marvellous in both colors....

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 07:14

19. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Full technical specs for 4412 below:


Also read from XDA:


This SoC supports up to 128bits internally. Cortex-A8 and A9 cores work on 64 bits at a time, and the Cortex-A15 does 128 bits. So it looks like Samsung pulled the wider NEON unit from the A15 to put in their A9's.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 07:14

22. xenonn1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Hope to see a big battery in this monster and touchwiz 5.0.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 07:29

24. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

if its more power efficient then adding a bigger battery would be great.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 08:23

26. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

I don't care about the hardware anymore, cuz we already know it's a no brainer when it comes to Samsung's Flagship Battle Cruisers (Beastly). I'm wishing they'd make a hell of a leap in the improvements of their design/aesthetics for this phone in order for the to finally put the icing in the apple cake.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 08:28

27. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

I've used the Galaxy SII, HTC Rezound, Galaxy Nexus, HTC One S, and the iPhone 4/s. They're all extremely fast in my opinion ( I don't play many games besides temple run so idk how they perform in gaming), so I honestly don't see the reason for a quad core. Sure if the U.S. version had a quad core cpu it would be a plus, but it certainly wouldn't be a deal breaker if it didn't have it.

I also don't know too much about phone cpus, but if they're like computer CPUs that means apps need to be optimized to use them. On some computer programs dual cores outperform quad core cpus because the program is optimized for a dual core cpu.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 08:47

28. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

True even the dualcore S3 (crapdragon) running Sony Xperia S beats the Tegra3 (quadcore) HTC one X in the web browsing department.

posted on 01 May 2012, 07:17

51. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

are we watching the same video? They go back and forth between who loads what page faster. you need to look at the lil spin wheel on the xperia S .. it doesnt stop moving before the T3 all the time. Also, the T3 is way better at gliding over the page, zooming, and reformating the screen for easier reading, the latter which the Xperia doesnt even do. There is a lot more going on under the hood of the T3 because of the Sense optimizations for browsing, than there is on the Xperia's stock browser. Even with those optimizations, they run about the same loading.. which means the T3 is doing a better job since its doing all the extra stuff at the same time.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 09:05

29. mobilefuture (Posts: 221; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

DAMN! I have alot to learn about mobile tech. I thought i knew alot but after reading these "chip" articles and comments im baffled. Well i got the whole summer. Also kshell1 i wouldnt mins having some explanation dropped off at my email. :)

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 09:05 1

30. mobilefuture (Posts: 221; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


posted on 30 Apr 2012, 09:22

31. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I'd love to see a US phone not get gimped because we actually use LTE. While Korea's frequency bands may be different, if they can put a full quad core solution in Korea, why not do it for the US too? Or even better, build the flexibility into the Korea model so it can be used in both the US and Korea.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 10:16

34. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Cos Qualcomm's suck. They wanna keep the monopoly power with LTE radio chip of their crapdragon SoCs.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 12:40

38. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Still doesn't explain how Korea's getting a quad core. Question is if they're going to use a Qualcomm or Nvidia for Korea ... or if they have an Exynos that will work with LTE there.

I'm already not a fan of Qualcomm. I'm using one in my Rezound. While it's not terrible, I know it could be a lot better than what I have.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 12:46

40. fwinst (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 May 2010)

LTE in Korea works on a different frequency than that of LTE in the US. It's just easier for Samsung to use the Qualcomm chip in the States. I'm sure Sammy wouldn't have bothered with making a chip for Korea if that wasn't home.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 16:12

41. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I know they're different frequencies. The question is why can't they add support for the US frequencies while they're adding Korea's in? I'd think that'd be easier than designing a whole solution around a completely different chip.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 12:43

39. fwinst (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 May 2010)

The processing power of a dual core as opposed the the quad core will likely make little real world, daily difference for me. However, the thing that bugs me is that by installing the Qualcomm chip into the U.S. versions, we lose out on the dedicated ISP that is supposed to dramatically improve the camera. I'm annoyed by that.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 17:28

42. Vrils (Posts: 42; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)

so you are saying Samsung doesn`t use Exynos 5250 because it would be too powerfull for today phones and god forbid you can hold your phone more than 2 years!

it would be a shame if you could buy a powerfuul phone today whoch you could use 4-5 years, noooo we don`t want that cause that doesn`t bring enough money, Apple style !

posted on 01 May 2012, 03:03

48. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

This sounds like way way better chip than tegra 3, in every respect.
So much more than just a doubled and clocked up previous Exynos.
So if I understood correctly, on top of all it also incorporates asynchronous mode like quad core s4?
I just might end up buying the galaxy s3

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 13:50

52. troy200550 (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

Il apreciate someone recomend a fast cpu abouth 2ghz.. i like video streaming and stuff but most phone apps can only use one core,,, having 12 core just heat up your phone cuz youre only using one anyway

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