Samsung to use a 32nm quad-core Exynos and its own LTE baseband radio in the Galaxy S III

The hamster wheel that will power the Samsung Galaxy S III has been shrouded in mystery so far, but thanks to a Samsung exec who shall not be named, now we know that it will be a quad-core 32nm Exynos processor...
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18. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm pretty sure when that performance figure was given, it was based on a dual core demo configuration

4. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

So I have a feeling remixfa is going to comment on how PA is wrong because his "God" chipset is suppose to have 2X the performance I guess he is wrong.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

or your an iDiot. just saying.

36. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Okay troll. Here is your comment on PA a couple day ago making up number again. "it wont. the quad core 4212 exynos is supposed to be about 2x as fast as the current exynos. Either way, it outclasses the S4 and T3 pretty handily. The S4 is already making its steady fall back to the bottom.. lol." in an article that was not even about the S4 and noone said anything about the S4 before you. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Huawei-Ascend-D-Quad-XL-has-crazy-fast-benchmarks_id28179

48. SleepingOz unregistered

You were trolling first, so basically, you're the troll.

49. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

I was making a statement that was true so I was not trolling.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Did I miss something - what is the GPU that will power the GSIII?

7. pooked

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

I like, and if i like everyone likes!!!

11. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Who are you? Steve Jobs? So confident in your assessment.

16. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Steve Jobs?

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

CAN I SEE THE FREAKIN PHONE ALREADY??

12. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

Oh snap no cortex a-15 for y'all samy fans :D

17. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

"26% performance improvement in the new Exynos" Wot? only 26%.. the thing has 2 more cores than the SII and a 300Mhz bump and only 26% improvement? one would expect at least 50% improvement.. but i guess they balanced the power with battery life so the 50% gains in battery life explains why there isn't much of an improvement.. but i think if they added an extra core like Nvidia did that would be better.. But i'm a little bit disappointed that they wont use the Exynos 5250 which is based on the A-15 architecture,, Anyway, I really hope this isn't true.

19. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

My upgrade has been up for a while and my phone is on its last legs I think. I was debating on waiting for this or getting the HTC Once X on AT&T. The X is going to be out the first few weeks of April and have the newer technology, but I can wait if needed. Which would you guys go with?

20. johnny9000

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

Same antenna as the Nexus? Well, as a Nexus owner to any future GS III I say, beware! I've never had poorer reception for calls or data as I do with my phone. I owned the Razr for about a week and it absolutely killed my Nexus reception, wish I would've kept it.

21. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

The 1 thing i wish they would change on the GS III is the processor. Would rather have a dual core A15 than a quad core A9.

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I think I might have to second that. +1 to you!

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i could care less as long as it gives me the power and battery life i crave. there are certain things the quadcore will do better by the ability of its extra processors for multithreading, and there are things the dual core will do better by being on the better chip implementation.

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah it's tough to choose but I would still take a 2.0 to 2.5GHz dual-core A15 Exynos over say a 1.5GHz quad-core A9 Exynos. Maybe I would take it if the quad-core A9 Exynos was like 1.8GHz or above. Just my opinion though.

33. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

" 26% performance improvement in the new Exynos, with 50% gains in battery life" It doesn't indicate new exynos is grown from 2cores to 4 cores...just indicate higher clock speed.

34. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

I think they got numbers mixed up. When dual Exynos 4212 was announced late last year, they said 50% improvement in GPU performance and 25% improvement in battery for the same clock. I think that's what he meant for 4412 vs 4210 as well. With higher clock speed kicked in, I'm sure 4412 will have impressive performance over 4210.

40. mkzme

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

remixfa, seriously mate, you really need to chill out, your numbers don't make sense anymore. you need to chill out take a deep breath. except for being fast yr beloved samsung galaxy has an ordinary design and its a very cheap build. No matter what you say companies like HTC or Moto managed to make good products and sold loads without having to copycat the iphone. I agree with evo, when S4 Pro comes out it will kick ass. As if this is true and the galaxy S3 comes with only a 26% improvement in performance from S2, then we might as well wait for the new galaxy S4. If HTC would have managed to have put a bigger battery in their One X i would have been the first one to buy it, as for me im waiting for the next HTC flagship or maybe the new galaxy note. Definitely not S3...

44. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Well, i guess that is good enough to beat the competition, but not that revolutionary... You have to consider the use of such a processor - Android UI is taken care of already and now benefits more from the GPU, and as far as i'm concerned - aps and games load fast and smooth on the current dual core Exynos. IO is maybe even more important for this... What i wanted to say is that the GPU upgrade is more important for now... Especially considering the higher res screen. And we can have the A15 in SGS4 :)

46. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

There is no real reason to have all this power. Mobile gaming is a joke on a phone, yes it look nices but you will not have a deep and rich game play without a control or mouse/keyboard. Can you see playing league of legend or Forza without a control. My playstation vita is more then even thank you.
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