South Korean Smartphone maker’s Samsung has confirmed that the Exynos 4 Quad, the 1.4GHz quad-core chipset that the company says will be at the core of the Galaxy S3. It it comes with 4 ARM Cortex A9s and High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process technology. Samsung claims that the new processor will have twice the processing power over its predecessor because of HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) technology, along with around 20% energy saved.
Furthermore Exynos 4 Quad will be pin-to-pin compatible with the Exynos 4 Dual, which Samsung believes will make it easier for manufacturers to make the switch on upcoming phones. It will be capable of full 30fps 1080p video playback and recording, includes an interface for HDMI 1.4 and also an embedded image signal processor interface. Exynos 4 Quad will be the heart of what we’re expecting to be the Samsung Galaxy S3 launch. Console-like gaming and magnificent multimedia are both promised.
“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.”