Rumour: Galaxy S III to Be Powered By Quad-Core CPU

By Sam Gibbs on at

Chalk this one up as purely rumour and speculation, but Samsung's next Galaxy S could be powered by its new Exynos 4412 quad-core chip. We're expecting the Galaxy S III to be shown off at MWC early next year.

The 'source' is a recent update on the Linux Samsung kernel tree, which lists support for the new "Samsung EXYNOS4412 SoC" with integrated "ARM Cortex A9 quad-core" CPU. What with rumours of HTC's quad-core phones cropping up recently, I wouldn't be surprised to see Samsung jump on the quad-core bandwagon with their flagship phones. We'll have to wait till end of February for MWC 2012 to find out for sure; but next year is increasingly looking like the year of the quad-core ARM chip. [Linux Samsung kernel tree via PocketNow]