Samsung makes Exynos 4412 official and gets benchmarked, several rumors point to Galaxy S3 name


The announcement of Samsung Galaxy S3 is drawing near and rumors only keep getting louder. Perhaps today is the busiest the rumor mill has churned, producing a total of three for Samsung’s upcoming Android flagship phone. Earlier within the day, Carphone Warehouse accidentally listed the smartphone as Samsung Galaxy S III. After that, an AnTutu Benchmark of “the next Galaxy” showed up. The benchmarking software casually lists the device as Samsung Galaxy S III too along with some of its specs. More recently, Samsung Kies was found listing the device under the same name. But the biggest news is not a rumor, but an official announcement from Samsung’s end. The South Korean company finally confirmed Exynos 4412, a long-rumored spec for the device.

Major UK retailer Carphone Warehouse followed the footsteps of Amazon and listed Galaxy S3 on their website with a thumbnail. After it made headlines the CPW renamed it as “the next Galaxy” and while the thumbnail was too small, it looks like a typical Galaxy. We doubt the image belongs to SGS3 however because judging by the photo teased by Samsung days ago, it’s more curved on the corners. Soon after its appearance at Carphone Warehouse, it showed up at AnTuTu Benchmark with promising results. It is the fastest device by far, beating Tegra 3-powered Asus Transformer Prime which used to be the king of benchmarks. Even more interesting was the device information of Samsung Galaxy S3. It has a 4.7-inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, a 2MP front camera, and 12MP rear camera. It will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is going to be powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos 4412.

The most recent rumor came about when Samsung itself listed the device as “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300” and “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300T” on their Kies software. This is viewable in France. The thumbnails associated to these devices are not Galaxy S3 however but Galaxy Note. Most of us would have wanted Samsung accidentally post it’s photo, but that would’ve killed our escalating anticipation. The unexpected happened later within the day after Samsung confirmed Exynos 4412 to be included in Samsung Galaxy S3. According to Samsung, it is a 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad with quad-core A9 and “scheduled to be first-adopted into Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone.”

Vice President of Samsung LSI marketing Taehoon Kim said “The quad-core processor offers phenomenal multitasking abilities surpassing any single or dual application processor” in reference to Exynos 4 Quad. “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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