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Samsung Galaxy S3 Powered By In-House Quad-Core Chip

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Given that the Samsung Galaxy S2 is currently the world's most popular Android phone, anticipation for its imminent successor is understandably running very high. Although you could argue that the dual-core Samsung Galaxy S2 is pretty fast, any high-end smartphone launched in 2012 will need to have a quad-core in its spec list to keep tech-heads happy.

And so it is with the Galaxy S3, which is due to be the first handset using Samsung's own quad-core Exynos processor. According to a report in the Korea Times, the S3 will employ an Exynos 4412 chip running at 1.5GHz. This is claimed to be 26 percent faster than current processors and, possibly, 50 percent more efficient on battery life too.

Samsung Galaxy S3

It looks like it will need that extra speed, if rumours of a large 4.65in HD screen with 720p (or even 1080p) are to be believed. So if it can actually drive that kind of display while draining less juice from the battery, it will be welcome news.

The processor incorporates four ARM Cortex-A9 cores but the 32-nanometer chipset is a component expected to be made by Samsung itself, instead of an third party supplier such as the US-based Qualcomm.

It will go head-to-head with other new Android quad-core handsets such as the HTC One X, LG Optimus 4X HD and Huawei Ascend D Quad.

Via The Korea Times

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