We’re now exactly a week away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which means that the rate of news and rumour is increasing by the hour. What’s the latest? Samsung seems to have come right out and confirmed the processor in the ‘next Galaxy’. Is it as powerful as we’d hoped? Yes. Very much yes.
“The application processor is a crucial element in providing our customers with a PC-like experience on mobile devices, said Samsung Mobile’s VP of Product Strategy Hankil Yoon. “Samsung’s next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon, offers uncompromised [sic] performance and ground breaking multi-tasking features, thanks to Exynos 4 Quad‘s powerful performance and efficient energy management technology.”
So what does that mean? It means that the Galaxy S3 is about to destroy the competition, just as the processor in the Galaxy S2 did when it launched. This so-called Exynos 4 Quad is a quad-core 1.4GHz behemoth built around a 32nm HKMG low-power process.
Being built around a 32nm process instead of 45nm will make the Galaxy S3 twice as powerful as the Galaxy S2 but 20 percent more frugal with power. That means you’ll be able to play top-end 3D games and still walk away with far more battery power than previous handsets.
This power management tech is bolstered by what Samsung calls “hot-plug functionality,” and “dynamic voltage and frequency scaling,” which switches each core on and off separately to save power.
All in all, we’re looking at an incredibly powerful heart beating away inside the Galaxy S3. We all knew this would be the case, of course, but it’s reassuring to hear Samsung confirm as such. Stay tuned for our coverage straight from the Galaxy S3 launch next Thursday.