Samsung confirms quad-core Exynos to appear in Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung confirms quad-core Exynos to appear in Samsung Galaxy S III
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

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. 

source: SamsungTomorrow via AndroidandMe

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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51 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Noo not SnapDragon! We want Exynos! or at least an exynos dual-core if no quad

28. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

I cannot wait for the sgs3!!!

39. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Awesome,,,, this might be my first nternational phone,,, only if it has a screen size of 4",56 or 5". ,, sorry,, I own a galaxy note'' can't downgrade on screen size ;-)

2. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

That's a beast right their. Imagine the gaming.

12. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Don't expect much from Mali400...it wont make new gaming performance standards...it's overclocked to feed hd display without sweating!

18. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

The overclocked MALI-400 actually blows everything out of the water and even holds its ground against the powerful GPU of the iPAD 3/"New iPAD". http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-GT-I9300-Galaxy-S-III-graphics-benchmark-appears-poised-to-rule-them-all_id29364#1-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-with-ARM-Mali-400 MALI-400 doesn't need to be overclocked to handle HD screens, look at the Note (1280x800). :p

31. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

dude this is a Mali 400mp2 that had to be overclocked(400mhz), just to keep up with the the 200mhz SGX543mp2. against the SGX543mp4 almost anything out there is utterly destroyed

37. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, that's until Adreno 320 shows it's monster face. With the performance of about 4X the Adreno 225, it will be more than double as powerful as 543MP4 :)

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

which is until the 5250 dual core comes out with its new GPU which is 5x the power of Mali.. :)

50. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Yeah.. :p We should compare same gen chipsets to be fair. Exynos gets defeated here and there but overall and by far, Exynos is superior.

16. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Not just the gaming pal. Everything about Exynos chipsets are wonderful. GS3 would only be beat by a next gen phone. GS3 will sweep same-gen phones off the floor. AND the 12MP cam is a nice addition compared to other 8mp flagships. :p

3. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

And boom goes the dynomite...now all i need is that good screen sammy is known for, htc build quality and moto razr slim w/battery

8. Rangers

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

HTC build quality?

15. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Play with a titan, HTC knows how to construct a phone.

34. akshaye.shenoi

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

A glass build would have been bliss. Delicate, but my god it feels good!;-)

4. jordan30589

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Would had liked Mali T605 better but seems to be the 400 was tuned up to the max!!

10. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

S4...will be deal breaker...f**k LTE...I'll buy international version...for quad core exynos.

47. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Agreed! That whole HTC quad vs S4 chip debate was a joke.

13. fishywishy

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

hmmm anyone notice the phone running Exynos 4412 at 53secs in that clip....

19. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Made me more excited... now if i could only see the phone itself! LOL it the make it or break it time... :D

20. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Cant wait to see comparisons between this chip and w.e. Apple has to offer this summer. Either way i'm getting this bad boy I just like seeing Apple fall to Android every time they get on their high horse!

46. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

You do know that Apple's hardware is made by Samsung...

51. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Which is why Samsung won't lose to it.

23. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

lol its funny cause android will still lag

25. chadrick0814 unregistered

Its funny cause iOS still won't multi-task or let you apply custom widgets. But hey, at least you can launch apps from the awesome 4x4 grid of icons!

43. Xquisite

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Its funny cause not everyone needs custom widgets and a big screen, most iPhone users I know just text, call, facebook, tweet, take pictures, and browse the internet.

48. chadrick0814 unregistered

Cool. That being said, there is no way that a limited , closed, proprietor OS can be considered the best. Its almost like saying a Ford Focus is better than a Mercedes because people just need to get to and from work.

29. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

it's funny because the iphone will still be the preferred phones of people who are clueless about tech (girls, old people, and hipsters. Well maybe not hipsters anymore since the iphone is getting to common). See how easy it is to troll.

32. Phullofphil

Posts: 1732; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Bro not all negative coments are trolling. Biased coments and ignorant coments just to provoke a fight are trolling in my small little book

41. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

yeah, look at the amount of thumbs down from fandroids who are locked in their own world hahahah

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