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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



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  1. While you may be right that it will have a 1080p display, basing that off of what you did is honestly completely misguided. It’s talking about video capture and playback. Nothing more, nothing less. Let me give you an example: The HTC One X and S both record video in 1080p. And, when connected to an HTC, they both are capable of displaying 1080p via the TV. Their screens are NOT 1080p. Besides, the native FPS of most high res screens nowadays is between 50 and 60 FPS with most aiming for 60. If Samsung were to make a screen at 1920×1280 resolution for a 1080 experience, and only deliver 30fps it would NOT sell. No one would like it as soon as they scrolled down a list.

  2. Is the US model going to have the quad core cpu also? or will they put a dual core in it? Just curious.

  3. Uhhhh… you realize that the processor being able to record and play back 1080p HD doesn’t imply that the SCREEN is 1080p HD, right? After all, the Galaxy SII could ALSO record and play back 1080p HD. This isn’t a new feature that implies something new about the phone, it’s a minimum standard that all high-end smartphones meet these days. There’s nothing remotely surprising in this news. The screen will still be 720p, according to all leaked specs and basic common sense.

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