Samsung is cooking up a quad-core processor of their own, and it very well could be the chip we see in the manufacturer’s next-gen Galaxy S smartphone. The Exynos 4412 has been spotted among the entries at the kernel.org Git page. The chip has entered the testing phase with support added to Samsung’s development boards. At first glance the chip is similar to the Exynos 4212, a dual-core CPU capable of clock speeds up to 1.5GHz. The 4412 would be based around the same ARM Cortex A9 architecture, matching the speed of the 4212. Samsung’s plans are unknown at this time, but the quad-core 4412 may function as a stop-gap until development finishes on Samsung’s ARM Cortex A15 platform. That system-on-a-chip would deploy big.LITTLE processing for increased efficiency.
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