Though there is time for the Samsung Galaxy S III’s official launch on May 3, Samsung has unveiled the powerhouse processor that will be powering its upcoming flagship smartphone. We have predicted earlier that the processor in the Galaxy S’ next iteration would be a Quad Core Exynos and we were right, although the naming is a little off mark — as the Korean tech giant has branded the new processor as Exynos 4 Quad.
So is the new processor any good? By the looks of it Exynos 4 Quad seems worthy of its hype and marketing. It has a clock speed of 1.4Ghz based on the ARM cortex A9 mobile processor. The special thing is it’s the first processor that has been built using the High-K metal Gate low power process technology. This gives it immense capability to handle multitasking and tasks that require immense processing power such as 3D gaming, video editing and encoding.
Exynos 4 Quad also comes with its own video codec and engine that supports full HD 1080p recording and playback upto 30 FPS. It also has an embedded image signal processor for better camera quality as well as HDMI 1.4 interface.
Meanwhile, Samsung has cleverly kept the new processor’s form factor and socket same as the Exynos 4 Dual that allows them to save upgrading costs and efforts.
According to Samsung’s Vice President of System LSI marketing,
The quad-core processor offers phenomenal multitasking abilities surpassing any single or dual application processor. Since all the cores must share a single battery, the power management and efficiency in the limited battery capacity are indispensable for mobile computing devices. Given the diverse functionalities consumers are demanding from their mobile devices today, the Exynos 4 Quad meets those high-performance needs while keeping power consumption very low.
The video demonstrates quite clearly the superior performance of this new processor that has gone into production and will be integrated into the most awaited smartphone of the year the Samsung Galaxy S III.
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