Quad-core CPU and on-chip LTE confirmed for Galaxy S III
Today's batch of Samsung Galaxy S III rumors is brought to you by one of Samsung's very own executives. He confirmed an Exynos-branded chipset with four CPU cores will be used in the Galaxy S II successor.
Samsung feels the need to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and the yet unannounced flagship will feature their own on-chip LTE radio. The fact that most previous-gen LTE devices used a separate chip for LTE connectivity was often quoted as the reason for their relatively poor battery life and Samsung is obviously going to have none of this for its next headliner.
It's still anyone's guess what will be the architecture of the four CPU cores inside the next Galaxy S device. The 32nm version of the Cortex-A9 surfaces most frequently, but Cortex-A15 cores haven't been completely ruled out too. A quad-core Mali GPU is also all but certain, but it's unclear if it will be the all new T604 or merely an upgraded version of the 400MP used in the Galaxy S II.
Either way the Samsung Galaxy S III will be among the most powerful smartphones on the market and we are as eager as you are to see it in person. So, Samsung, would you kindly announce it already?