Samsung has confirmed that the next Galaxy device, also known as the Samsung Galaxy S3 will feature a Exynos quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, according to recent press release issued by the company.
"Already in production, the Exynos 4 Quad is scheduled to be adopted first into Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone that will officially be announced in May," said Samsung. "Samsung's Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other handset makers."
Samsung also claims that this chip is nothing to scoff at. It packs impressive power and is great for multitasking.
"The quad-core processor offers phenomenal multitasking abilities surpassing any single or dual application processor. Since all the cores must share a single battery, the power management and efficiency in the limited battery capacity are indispensable for mobile computing devices," said Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics.
"Given the diverse functionalities consumers are demanding from their mobile devices today, the Exynos 4 Quad meets those high-performance needs while keeping power consumption very low," added Kim.
The advantage of a multicore chip is that tasks can be performed at a much faster pace. For example, if a user wants to stream video, they can do so using one core while the other three can be used to update applications in the background, connect to the web and scan virus check.
Samsung has now confirmed that it will debut the new chip on the next Galaxy device that will be unveiled next week at the company's Mobile Unpacked Event.
"The application processor is a crucial element in providing our customers with a PC-like experience on mobile devices. Samsung's next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon, offers uncompromised performance and ground breaking multitasking features, thanks to Exynos 4 Quad's powerful performance and efficient energy management technology," Hankil Yoon, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy Team, part of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, said.