The hotly tipped Samsung Galaxy S3 is set to be the first phone to use Samsung's new quad-core Exynos processor, which will see the new phone run significantly faster and longer than current phones.
The Korea Times quotes a Samsung executive who reveals that the S3 will be the first to use the Exynos 4412 chip.
The Exynos 4412 is a 32-nanometer chipset with four ARM Cortex-A9 cores, running at speeds up to 1.5GHz. It's up to 26 per cent faster than current chips, and chould see an impressive extra 50 per cent on battery life too.
By using its own chip, Samsung will also reduce its reliance on US chipmaker
Anticipation for the S3 is cranking up to fever pitch. This weekend we saw
Quad-core phones are the latest cutting-edge phone technology. The likes of the HTC One X and Huawei Ascend D Quad pack the sort of power that chews through high-definition video and games, web browsing and anything you can throw at them. But not everyone is impressed: that believe quad-core is overkill for a phone.
To see what all the fuss is about, check out our quad-core comparison of the.
With quad-core power on board, will the Galaxy S3 be an unstoppable powerhouse or an overpowered battery hog? Tell me your thoughts in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.