An unnamed Samsung exec hinted to the Korea Times
that its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S III
, will include a next-gen quad-core Exynos
chip that will incorporate LTE and WCDMA radios. Of course, such a revelation shouldn't come as too
much of a surprise since both its predecessors
were built around home grown silicon... at least originally. According to the source, Sammy is trying to become more self reliant and distance itself from Qualcomm which has provided single-chip solutions for a number of the manufacturer's high-end handsets. The new AP appears to be the 32nm slab of silicon
we heard about before MWC, which is sporting four A9 cores and not the more powerful A15
. The executive said the development of the all-in-one chip is complete and its simply a matter of sticking them inside smartphones. Now, when exactly we can hope to see such a device hit the market is still a bit of a mystery.