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Samsung Galaxy S3 To Deliver "Superlative" Performance

Expect the Samsung Galaxy S3 to come with a quad core processor, at least as far as the global version of the smartphone is concerned, and expect "superlative benchmark performance" according to a report published by the Verge.

According to one of their sources, the device will feature a quad core processor although it was not confirmed which processor that would be. Although it is highly likely that it will be the Exynos 4412 CPU which is clocked at 1.5GHz rather than a dual core Cortex A15 part.

The source also pointed to the fact that there might be regional variants in order to support features required by the mobile phone operators.

It is therefore entirely possible that the S3 will have the Nvidia Tegra 3 at launch or the Qualcomm Snapdragon depending on where the handset is sold.

The S3 is expected to be launched on the 3rd of May 2012 at a special event in London. The launch will be followed by a massive marketing push, hailing the S3 as the officially endorsed London 2012 Olympic smartphone. It is also very likely that Samsung will launch a number of apps based around the London Games.

Source : The Verge (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.