A Samsung exec wishing to remain anonymous has apparently spilled a few beans about the highly-anticipated Galaxy S III. Speaking to the Korea Times, the source confirmed that the latest flagship model will utilize a next-gen Exynos CPU developed in-house by Samsung. The quad-core processor — built on a 32nm process and based around A9 architecture — is said to carry on-board LTE and WCDMA radios.
The all-in-one CPU comes as part of Samsung’s attempt to distance itself from external component supplies and increase the company’s self reliance. Sammy is particularly eager to reduce their dependency on Qualcomm for cellular radios and modems. According to the insider, the development of the platform is complete and the CPU is ready to be deployed, words which seem to line up with rumors stating that the Galaxy S III has entered the production phase.