Details surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its likely processor appear to have leaked online.
Korean website Ddaily has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will ship with a new form of quad-core Exynos processor. Exynos is the name attributed to Samsung’s range of custom-built processors.
This new Exynos chip – code-named ‘Adonis’ after the Greek god of beauty and desire – will apparently be built on ARM15 architecture. This is a next generation process formed using a 28-nm standard, which means that the core chip will be smaller, faster and more energy efficient.
It’s expected that this will be the first mobile processor built using this advanced process.
Samsung’s previous flagship handset, the Samsung Galaxy S3, also featured a quad-core Exynos chip, but it was built using a larger 32-nm process. Production difficulties also meant that not all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 could feature the chip, with some using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor instead.
The report claims that Samsung is in the process of testing the Adonis chip right now, with mass production set for the first quarter of 2013. Given that both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy S2 launched in May of 2012 and 2011 respectively, this manufacturing schedule would appear to tie in nicely.
Indeed, according to the report, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will launch in the first half of next year. We’d bet on the end of that first half.
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