During their Q4 2011 earnings call, Samsung also took some time to announce to that its Exynos 5250 SoC will enter into mass production from the second quarter of this year. The SoC is already under sampling from Sammy. This beast of a SoC will first be used in Samsung’s tablets, and later on in its smartphones.
For the less informed, the Exynos 5250 is one heck of a powerful SoC. It is a dual-core SoC (System-On-Chip) based on Cortex-A15 and both the cores are clocked at a whopping 2GHz. Samsung did not mention as to what GPU the Exynos 5250 uses. It did however state that the GPU on the Exynos 5250 SoC is up to by four-times more powerful compared to the current gen SoCs.
Personally, I would love to see the Galaxy S III being powered by the Exynos 5250 SoC. However, with the handset due for announcement next month, the chances definitely look bleak. If not the Exynos 5250, the Galaxy S III will be powered by the rumoured Exynos 4412 SoC, which contains four-cores based on Cortex-A9 architecture. It will also be interesting to see how the Exynos 5250 SoC will stack up against the quad-core Cortex-A9 based SoCs.