Samsung Galaxy S III said to be quad-core phone

Quad-core speculations reemerge once more, as we eagerly await the phone's expected unveiling on May 3.

Samsung Galaxy S II (unlocked)
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Samsung's "Mobile Unpack" event in London is only a few weeks away, and many of us here at CNET can hardly wait--especially when it comes to the debut of the Galaxy S III (or whatever the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S II will be called).

Past ruumors have already suggest a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and eye-tracking .

In addition, previous speculation of a quad-core Exynos chipset have been recently corroborated.

According to the Verge, a source has confirmed that the Galaxy S III will indeed sport a quad-core processor.

"We haven't gotten a lock on exactly which quad-core processor will be in this phone," it reported, "but it seems like a reasonable guess that it'll be the same 32nm Cortex-A9 based Exynos teased earlier this year."

The chipset is said to quicken processor and camera speeds, as well as improve battery life.

From a ceramic casing to a TouchWhiz skin, keep up with all Galaxy S III rumors with our buddies at CNET UK.

About the author

Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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