Speaking to the Korea Times recently, a Samsung executive reportedly confirmed that Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S III handset will come equipped with a quad-core Samsung Exynos processor with support for 4G LTE. Several rumors suggested Samsung would add a quad-core processor but, while NVIDIA is working on it, its own Tegra 3 chip doesn’t currently support LTE networks. “Samsung’s single-chip solution is a combination of long-term evolution (LTE), telecommunications and W-CDMA functions,” the unnamed executive told the Korea Times, noting that the Galaxy S III will be equipped with the new chip.
“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 executive said. Samsung has historically used either its own Exynos chips or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in its smartphones. Samsung hopes the switch to developing its own quad-core solutions will result in additional revenue from tablets and smartphones.