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Confirmed Samsung Galaxy S III Quad-Core, 1080p HD

Samsung issued a press release on Wednesday touting their new Exonys 4 quad processor and confirming that the Exynos 4 quad processor would be in Samsung’s next Galaxy device which will officially be announced in May.

The 1.4ghz processor is based on ARM Cortex A9 quad-core technology. Samsung says it’s both powerful and energy efficient. In fact Samsung says it allows system level architects to integrate maximized power efficiencies into smartphones and tablets which enables double the processing power at a 20% lower powerbill it’s predecessor.

“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.”

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Those of you who were wondering if the Samsung Galaxy S III would skip over 720p HD and go straight for the 1080p variety, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Samsung has snuck in the fact that the new Exynos 4 dual incorporates a full HD 30 frame per second video codec engine for high resolution 1080p video recording and playback.

And just in case you wanted to make sure, this is directly from the Samsung issued press release:

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. Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other major handset makers.

So there you have it folks quad-core and 1080p HD. The Samsung Galaxy S III is looking like the phone to have in 2012.

source: Samsung via Phandroid