Samsung Galaxy S III will have quad-core Exynos processor, exec confirms
This is hardly the first time we’ve heard that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S III will sport a quad-core processor designed in-house. Yet it’s the first time that a Samsung official is the one who says that.
The Korea Times reports that “a high-ranking company executive” said that Samsung is aiming to cut its dependency on Qualcomm’s SoCs (Systems-on-a-Chip). Thus, the exec added, the successor to the Galaxy S II will come with a quad-core Samsung Exynos processor.
This processor will be built using a 32 nm process, as opposed to current Exynos CPUs which use a 45 nm process. That will allow the new processor to give better performance results alongside better battery life.
According to Samsung, the new chip performs better by 26% compared to the current-gen Exynos line, while improving battery life by 50%.
Another Samsung executive explained that the Korean company has so far been paying “huge amounts” to Qualcomm in return for using its solutions, a situation Samsung isn’t really happy with. And the company’s long-term plan pretty clearly outlines how it wants to change that: “Samsung solutions for Samsung products”. That should allow it to become much more profitable in the future.