With the Samsung Galaxy S III poised for a May 3 reveal, the Korean company unveiled today its new quad-core processor that will be used in the device.
The ARM-based Exynos 4 Quad has “unprecedented performance capabilities exceeding 1.4GHz” and will be the first quad-core processor built on the High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process technology, according to an announcement made by Samsung today. The new chip offers double the processing power with 20% less power consumption over its predecessor, the Exynos 4 Dual.
Other features of the processor include a video hardware codec engine for 1080p/30fps video recording and playback, an HDMI 1.4 interface, and an identical form factor to that of the Exynos 4 Dual, allowing OEMs to adopt the new chip without any redesign efforts.
Though indirectly, Samsung Mobile’s Senior VP of Product Strategy Hankil Yoon did reference the upcoming announcement of the Galaxy S III in the press release, and confirmed that it would be powered by the new Exynos 4 Quad. “Samsung’s next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon, offers uncompromised performance and ground breaking multi-tasking features, thanks to Exynos 4 Quad’s powerful performance and efficient energy management technology.”