The Korean Times quote the unnamed Samsung executive as saying that the S3 will be the first handset to pack the Exynos 4412 processor, in a bid to reduce its reliance on chip-makers Qualcomm.
“Samsung has a stronger intent to lower its dependence on Qualcomm and our technicians believe that we have made significant progress in producing logic-based chips for high-end devices, combined logic and memory chips for graphic controllers and core communication chips for Internet-enabled consumer devices”, the anonymous executive told the Korean newspaper.
“Samsung is paying huge amounts to Qualcomm in return for using its single-chip solutions in strategic digital devices, however, Qualcomm is gradually losing its edge,” he added.
If previous rumours are to be believed, this quad-core chipset will be paired with a 4.8-inch HD touchscreen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a reworked version of TouchWiz UI, which could boast Galaxy Note-esque stylus support. There’s also murmurs of a 12 megapixel rear-facing camera, a HD front-facing snapper, 32GB of included storage, NFC and fast HSDPA, WiFi and 4G connectivity.
[Source: The Korean Times]