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Samsung Said to be Producing Galaxy S3 Successor's Chip

Samsung has purportedly commenced its production of the application processor that will power its successor to the Galaxy S3.

According to a report published by Korean newspaper Digital Daily, the Galaxy S4 is currently scheduled for a release during the first half of 2013.

The next-generation smartphone's first system-on-chip, which is codenamed Adonis and will feature the Exynos 5400 series moniker, will be tested during the closing stages of 2012.

The SoC itself will apparently be a quad-core model that utilizes a 28nm high-K metal gate process and will be based on the Cortex-A15.

Speculation has suggested that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S4 during February 2013 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with a global launch due to follow a month later in March.

The Galaxy S3 itself is one of the best-selling Android smartphones of all time, with the device selling 20 million units in its first 100 days of sale. The commercial success of the handset spearheaded Samsung's profits to over $7 billion.

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  • ikyung
    Oh man I was expecting a dual-core 5250 for the S4 and a quad-core for the Note 3.. but that's great if they are putting in the 5400 series in S4. Phone would be beastly. Just keep removable batteries and SD card slots Samsung and I'll throw my money at you.
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  • lilotimz
    Considering the Nexus 10 has the Samsung Exynos 5250 already in it then it shant be too hard to think that a optimized Exynos 5 dual or quad will be in the S4. That performance is going to be droolworthy.
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  • A Bad Day
    I look forward to the day that a modern smartphone can at least match a decade old phone's battery life (assuming phone calls are only the main usage).

    I have a touchscreen dumbphone (cannot install apps) that I only use for phone calls. The battery life is usually around 1-3 days.

    My decade old Nokia Cingular phone's battery life is around 1-3 weeks under the same usage.
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  • deftonian
    That concept art looks amazing. I'd happily buy that phone if the specs went into that concept shell. :)
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  • aftcomet
    deftonianThat concept art looks amazing. I'd happily buy that phone if the specs went into that concept shell.
    I actually dislike the concept art. Especially the back. What's with this two tone stuff?
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  • saturnus
    A Bad DayMy decade old Nokia Cingular phone's battery life is around 1-3 weeks under the same usage.
    That's actually not a lot. Modern very long battery life phones designed for emerging markets easily last a month with moderate use. Over 2 months if used only to text occasionally which is the primary usage for these markets.
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  • Filiprino
    ikyungOh man I was expecting a dual-core 5250 for the S4 and a quad-core for the Note 3.. but that's great if they are putting in the 5400 series in S4. Phone would be beastly. Just keep removable batteries and SD card slots Samsung and I'll throw my money at you.Maybe they use the same chip for their next Note 10.1, like they did with the S3 and first Note 10.1. Economies of scale I suppose.
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  • jack99
    FiliprinoMaybe they use the same chip for their next Note 10.1, like they did with the S3 and first Note 10.1. Economies of scale I suppose.
    Sort of missing the point. He's saying he'd like if current smartphones would last that long. They don't.
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  • monkeymonk
    sweet gimmie a big battery and a decent screen and I'm sold!
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  • eklipz330
    phones are getting obscenely fast, yet we don't do much with all that power. a phone from early last year can still perform with the best of this year. i don't know if thats a good thing or a bad thing
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