Samsung Galaxy S III to be powered by quad-core Exynos processor?

Samsung Galaxy S III to be powered by quad-core Exynos CPU?
Back in September, we passed along to you some speculation on what the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S III might look like. The information had come from a poster on 4Chan who had seen images of the device and had talked with Samsung employees about it. The 4Chan poster had subsequently given out some rather prescient info on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, so like the old E.F. Hutton ads, when this guy talks, we should listen. And this mysterious poster revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be equipped with a 2.0 quad-core CPU with 1.5GB of RAM.

Fast forward to present time and a source for Android and Me is saying that Samsung is going to release some handsets early next year that will blow away the Samsung GALAXY Nexus in every conceivable way. That would infer that the new models will have a quad-core CPU at the heart of the phones. If the Samsung Galaxy S III is introduced at the 2012 MWC in Barcelona as the 4Chan poster expects, we could be looking at the Samsung Exynos 4412, a 32nm quad-core product with speeds as high as 1.5GHz using ARM Cortex-A9 cores. The Korean manufacturer is said to be testing the processor and it recently appeared in the Linux Kernel archives.

As for a GPU for the handset, the Mali-T604 was a suggestion made by Android and Me which pointed out that it runs 5 times faster than previous Mali graphics processors. Using a tri-pipe architecture, the Mali-T604 was originally introduced by ARM in 2010 and Samsung became the first partner with access to it, although it has never been used.

We are still a few months away from the MWC in February 2012, so until Samsung takes the wraps off the Samsung Galaxy S III, it's all just a guessing game, albeit one that is fun to play.

source: AndroidandMe
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