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Samsung Galaxy S III to Have Quad-core CPU?

Over the last couple of weeks, we've seen a big increase in talk of quad-core smartphones. Marching on with this trend is the Samsung Galaxy S III, which will apparently have a quad-core processor under the hood.

According to the Samsung-focused Sammy Hub, the first traces of Samsung’s Exynos Quad-core System-on-Chip (SoC), the 4412, have turned up on the Kernal Git page. Sammy Hub reports that the chip, which has apparently entered the testing phase, is similar to the Exynos 4212 and is based on ARM Cortex A9 with four CPU cores. The clock speed is said to match that of the Exynos 4212 at 1.5GHz.

Last week we heard about the HTC Edge, which will purportedly pack Nvidia's quad-core Kal-El processor. The device is said to be just over ten millimeters thick and boasts a 4.7-inch 720p display; 1GB of RAM; an 8-megapixel camera with 28-millimeter and f/2.2 lens; no physical buttons (thanks to Ice Cream Sandwich); 32GB of storage; and the all important Nvidia AP30 Tegra 3 processor. Though HTC has not yet confirmed the Edge's existence, word on the street is that we can expect it to launch late in Q1 or early in Q2 of next year.

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  • Netherscourge
    There are like 5 apps in the world using Dual-Cores at the moment - we're jumping up to 4 now just to kill batteries faster?

    SLOW DOWN
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  • kawininjazx
    Quuuuaaaaddd!!!
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  • AidanJC
    Can't have a phone for 5 seconds without it going out of date these days..
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  • cottonball
    AidanJCCan't have a phone for 5 seconds without it going out of date these days..It's not out of date unless it no longer does what you want.
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  • Parsian
    these chips deactivate unused cores and more cores does not mean more power usage. As fabrication get smaller, things become more energy friendly. Atleast nVidia claims Tegra 3 with quad core is more efficient than Tegra 2.
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  • torque79
    I'd like a 50% thicker phone to accomodate a better battery instead of a new processor that nothing can use.
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  • of course all the high end phone will have quad core in 2012 !!! and i think at least 1gb of ram but if all this things will make a better experince with the phone i don t know ...
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  • drumsrule786
    I would only get tegra 3 for a quad core phone because it's 5th companion core would keep power usage super low when the phone isn't doing much. If you've got 4 cores on all the time the battery might as well be a lemon with some metal stuck in it
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  • sultansulan
    wp7 has failed, Start Sue.
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  • sultansulan
    Parsianthese chips deactivate unused cores and more cores does not mean more power usage. As fabrication get smaller, things become more energy friendly. Atleast nVidia claims Tegra 3 with quad core is more efficient than Tegra 2.
    Its true
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