Galaxy S III smartphone to use Samsung’s quad-core processor

Galaxy S III smartphone to use Samsung’s quad-core processor

The third generation of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone will use the company’s quad-core processor called the Exynos 4 Quad, the South Korean consumer electronics giant announced.

Samsung has plans to make its upgraded Galaxy S III smartphone public at a press event next week in London.

Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad processor is based on British chip designer ARM Holdings' Cortex A9 technology, which enables it to perform more tasks in a shorter period of time.

Vice President Taehoon Kim, of system LSI marketing at Samsung’s device solutions division, said, “The quad-core processor offers phenomenal multitasking abilities surpassing any single- or dual-core application processor.”

The Samsung chip adapts different levels of voltage and frequency while changing workloads, which allows it to perform more tasks while consuming less power.

The new SoC features a full-HD 30f/s video hardware codec engine for 1080p HD video recording and play-back, a deep-rooted image signal processor interface for HD camera functionality and an HDMI 1.4 interface that allows transmission of multimedia content.

Samsung also announced that it is sampling its quad-core processor to major mobile phone manufacturers, such as Nokia, Motorola and HTC, as a part of its efforts to expand its customer base beyond Apple Inc.

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