Samsung Announces Quad-Core Exynos Processor, Will Be Featured In The Upcoming Galaxy S III

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Looks like as we get closer to the big day next week, Samsung will ease up a bit and start releasing some official news for the masses. To that end, Sammy has officially announced its quad-core Exynos 1.4GHz screamer. The processor is based off the ARM CORTEXTM A9 chip and will feature some impressive characteristics. In addition to having the capability to give top-flight performance while consuming less power than its competition, the quad-core Exynos processor will incorporate a full HD 30 frame per second video hardware codec engine for high resolution 1080p video recording and playback. Impressive indeed.

In some not-so-surprising news, Sammy has big plans for the chip. For starters, the quad-core chip will be the processor featured in the Galaxy S III smartphone. That means those impressive benchmarks we saw yesterday were you guessed it— based off of this blazing fast processor and technology. Samsung is possibly exploring the option of having the chip used by other manufacturers too. Don’t believe me? Here’s Sammy directly:

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

Seeing Samsung chips in devices made by other manufacturers…? I never thought I’d see the say. Ladies and gentlemen, a new era of the smartphone wars and smartphone technology is set to begin. Hit the break for the full presser from Sammy.

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AnTuTu Benchmark Shows Exynos-Powered Samsung Galaxy S III Is Top Dog Over Competition

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As we get closer to Samsung’s big event next week, we will start to hear the beat of the leaks grow louder and louder. Case in point: AnTuTu casually lists a “Samsung Galaxy S III” in its benchmark software. The significance of this is that if this benchmark result is true, the Galaxy S III listed here crushes most of the competition and even beats out the ASUS Transformer Prime tablet in terms of overall performance. That’s not all either, there seem to be specific details of the device listed as well. For starters, this “Galaxy S III” model features a Exynos 4212 1.4GHz processor which is believed to be a dual-core variant (no quad-core?), 1GB of RAM, a 4.7″ HD display with a 1280×720 resolution, 2MP front camera, 12MP rear camera and Android 4.0. For the most part, the details for the device in this benchmark seems to match up with specs we’d previously heard before. Additionally, the device operates under a GSM/WCDMA band. That’s nice and all, but many of you are on CDMA or 4G LTE bands. Let’s just hope Samsung either releases a CDMA and LTE version of the smartphone at the same time as the GSM version or at the very least— not wait too long to release the additional models.

Yup, Samsung just continues to give us additional reasons to salivate, doesn’t it? Just one more week folks. Just one more week…

source: Droid Life

Samsung Galaxy S3 accidentally outed by Carphone Warehouse?

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We still don’t know the official name of the next Samsung Galaxy but we have seen plenty of  images of what it might look like. Amazon recently posted a listing for a Galaxy S3 on its website and today it’s the turn of major UK retailer Carphone Warehouse to let a cat out of the bag. The above thumbnail image was posted in the coming soon section of the CPW website, admittedly it’s too small to read too much into it however it certainly looks like a typical Samsung design. Perhaps even more interestingly the listing has since disappeared and now simply reads ‘the next Galaxy device’

The little pieces of the jigsaw continue to roll in, the real trick is trying to separate the genuine images from the red herrings. Fortunately we only have to wait one more week to find out.

 

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Another Samsung Galaxy S III Dummy Box Pictured Showing Custom Soft Keys

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You know what we need? Yes, that’s right. Another Samsung Galaxy S III leak. This time it’s a series of pictures of a GT-i9300 test device in what is most obviously a “dummy box,” meaning the outer casing is just there to provide a housing for the innards, and to not reveal the final design until Samsung’s announcement on May 3rd in London.

These pictures came from Chinese forum Mobile01 and reveal one new detail about the software on the handset. Samsung has tweaked Android 4.0′s soft keys a bit and added a slightly larger menu button that, when present, actually shifts the other buttons over. Not a huge big deal, but it does give us a peek at how TouchWiz on Ice Cream Sandwich is shaping up.

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Samsung Unleashes Latest Unpacked App, Possibly Shows Off “Galaxy S3″ Name

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Ah yes, the newest iteration of Samsung’s Unpacked App. Generally speaking, when Sammy unveils a new edition of Unpacked, it’s usually a big indicator for something big on the way.  The new editions of the apps coincidentally seem to come before a major event too such as CES. To those of you who’ve been paying attention and haven’t been living under a rock for the past month, you’ll remember Sammy has a big London event next week, which is expected to introduced the most anticipated Android device for 2012. So right on cue, Samsung has released the newest app for all interested parties to see. However, you’ll note something significant in the app description: the appearance of the “S3″ and ”galaxyS3″ monikers. The only sort of direct indication we’ve gotten previously from Sammy is the upcoming Galaxy S III known as “the Next Galaxy”. This might be the first indirect confirmation of the Galaxy S III set to be revealed next week.

Of course this “S3″ appearance could be meaningless. As you might imagine, the S3 references are for keyword searches, so it really doesn’t mean anything since Sammy knows many of you are searching for S3. Despite all that, Samsung continues to just tease the masses, doesn’t it?

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The Next Galaxy Coming To Vodafone UK

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The Samsung Galaxy S III… or should we say the “Next Galaxy”, has not even been officially announced yet (that will happen May 3rd), and Vodafone UK is already confirming it will be getting the device. It’s certainly unusual for any carrier to announce it will be carrying a handset before it even has an official name, but it’s most likely going to most carriers in the UK anyway, so why not start hyping it up?

source: vodafone uk

 

Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III Graphics Benchmark Shows Great Promise

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Earlier we reported on the Samsung GT-I9300 benchmarks that were found on GLBenchmark.com and the prevailing opinion is that this is the Samsung Galaxy S III running a quad-core Exynos 4412. Clocked at 1.4GHz, this processor comes paired with an ARM Mali-400 GPU clocked at 400MHz, which is 50% faster than the current Galaxy S II.

The Exynos 5 series chipset, which is the tablet version, comes with a Mali T-604 GPU, which supposedly has 5 times the performance of the S II. So should we be worried that the Galaxy S III will be underpowered graphically? The folks at PhoneArena decided to do a little comparison to find out for sure.

The benchmarks of the GT-I9300, which is most likely still a prototype Galaxy S III unit, were compared to those of the Snapdragon S4, Tegra 3, iPhone 4S, and the new iPad. The S III easily beat the S4, trounced the Tegra 3, just edged out the iPhone 4S, and held its own against the new iPad’s PowerVR quad-core chip. This tells us that when the final version of the Galaxy S III is released, it will most likely be top dog performance-wise… at least for a little while.

source: phonearena

Sign up for updates on Samsung’s Next Galaxy event

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Desperate for the arrival of the Galaxy S III (or whatever it will be called!) and feeling like May the 3rd just won’t come quick enough? Official registration is now open so why not head over to Samsung’s Next Galaxy website and sign up for updates on the big event in London. It looks like you need to sign up in order to receive the link with the live stream of the event, that sounds like a good enough reason to us to get your registration in.

TalkAndroid will be live and direct in London on the day. If you want to tune in and follow the event, you better click the link below to get started.

 

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Did accessory maker Kolay just out the Samsung Galaxy S III?

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It’s been a game of chess between Samsung and the entire media/public with Samsung winning hands down and enjoying the media attention. Hey, they deserve it, they had the most popular phone last year with the Galaxy S II, and there’s no question that the Galaxy S III is going to be even bigger. Everyone is fishing around for clues or leaks, but will most likely come up empty. We only have 10 days left so this should be fun.

Today’s possible leak is from accessory maker Kolay. They have a few cases on Amazon UK with pictures of what’s supposed to be the Galaxy S III or model i9500. It looks reasonable enough, but is it a placeholder? I wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung told Kolay to post those pics.

Thanks Aidan

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Samsung unveils teaser video for the ‘Next Galaxy’

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The timer on the teaser site that Samsung launched over the weekend came to a close and we got what we expected, not much. I quick knock of Apple fans with an iSheep reference, but that’s about it. Maybe there’s something hidden in the video that you guys can find as well. So far this campaign is working because everyone is having a tough time getting into the site, so to makes things easier for everyone here’s the video…

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