As if everyone needed another reason to be waiting for May 3rd, Samsung has just announced the 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad (Exynos 4412, Quad-core, A9)
and said that it is "scheduled to be first-adopted into Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone that will officially be announced in May
." While many had expected to see the 4412 under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy S III
, no one expected the Korean based manufacturer to let the cat out of the bag until May 3rd. On that date, Samsung will hold its UNPACKED event in London and the Samsung Galaxy S III is likely to be introduced
Graphics will fly on the Samsung Galaxy S III
The Samsung Exynos 4412 is built using Samsung's 32nm High-k Metal Gate low-power process technology, which offers twice the processing capability using 20% less power that the Exynos 4 Dual which is built using a 45nm process. This is the same process used by Samsung to make the new Apple A5 chips
. The GPU is the same Mali 400 used on the Exynos 4 Dual although the clock speed has been increased from 266MHz to 400MHz. According to some leaked benchmark scores, when it comes to graphics the Exynos 4412 should outperform the NVIDIA Tegra 3 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Before those in the U.S. start celebrating, there is a chance that the Stateside variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III could end up with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 aboard because of the latter's integrated LTE radio which the Exynos 4 Quad doesn't have.