Flag of Samsung flutters in the wind at the company's main office building in Seoul
Flag of Samsung flutters in the wind at the company's main office building in Seoul

The specifications for Samsung's Exynos 5 chipset have reportedly been leaked, according to a report by Land of Droid. The details include the possibility that Samsung is planning to utilise a quad-core CPU in its Galaxy S3 smartphone, which has built-in LTE and WCDMA radios.

These details were reportedly unearthed by SemiAccurate, who claims to have noticed and confirmed a slide on the Exynos 5 specifications at the Common Platform Technology forum.

Leaked Specs:

The Exynos 5 is a 32nm A15 core chip with an ARM Mali T-604 MP4 GPU. It will run at 2GHz, have two CPU cores and four GPU cores and 64-bit memory up to 1600MHz. However, the Exynos 5 may not be used in a mobile phone.

The Exynos 5, according to Android Authority, is expected to be seen sometime in the fall of this year... in a next-gen Galaxy tablet.

Earlier Reports:

There was a report in the Korean Times suggesting Samsung is likely to use single-chip solutions for the forthcoming Galaxy S3 to reduce dependence on Qualcomm.

"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,'' a Samsung executive was quoted as saying.

"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," another Samsung executive was quoted as saying, adding, "Our long-term plan is clear. Using Samsung Solutions for Samsung products."

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