The Galaxy S line is Samsung’s Android smartphone crown jewel and one of the successful line up with million units being sold through out the world. The current Samsung Galaxy S II is still the best seller in Asia, Europe and in the US. The Galaxy S II is powered by a dual-core Exynos 4210 processor at 1.2 Ghz and rumors are surfacing for the Galaxy S III – the third member of the family.
The Samsung Galaxy III is said to be the first Quad-core smartphone of Samsung. It will be powered by a Quad-core Exynos 4412 which clocks at 1.5Ghz. The Exynos 4412 is a 32nm architecture based on the Arm Cortex A9 and rumored to have the Arm Mali-T604 GPU which is 5x faster than its predecessor.
Reports from other Android blogs, that Samsung is also gearing up for more Android smartphone in 2012 that will “blow minds” and they were a “big step past the Galaxy Nexus class, in every way.” – this supports by the fact that Samsung is in testing the Quad-Core System-on-a-Chip “SoC” at Linux Kernel source archive.
The Exynos 4412 with Mali-T604 GPU is a serious contender to Nvidia’s Tegra 3 which is now powering the ASUS Transformer Prime Tablet.
The Smartphone technology is growing like no stopping. The 2012 is the year of the Quad-core and we can see more dual-core smartphone and tablet as a middle-end and price competitive.
Well, we have to wait for more about the Galaxy S III at the Mobile World Congress in February 2012 and other Samsung surprises. I am just thinking that by next year my Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Nexus is just a normal smartphone.
Other thing I would like to see is more power friendly smartphone as I noticed that we have faster and powerful smartphones and tablets but we are bounded by limited amount of time to use it because of the battery capacity. Manufacturers are limited to the capacity of battery in trade for slimmer devices. I think the battery technology has some area needed to be improved.