Next iPhone CPU To Be Based Off Of Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad-Core Processor [Rumor]
In the tech world there is a breed of consumer who thinks that bigger is always better. These are the people who buy machines that don’t just meet the required specs for running applications at their highest settings; these are the buyers who want to utterly smash those specs at any cost. If the latest rumor from DigiTimes pans out, the next generation iPhone may satisfy such power demands… for a little while.
DigiTimes predicts that the competition for quad-core smartphones will “heat up” by the end of 2012, based on what they have heard from their “industry sources.” The players in the quad-core war will include HTC, Samsung, LG, Meizu and, according to DigiTimes’ sources, Apple. If DigiTimes sources are correct, the next-generation iPhone’s processor is expected to be based off of Samsung’s Exynos 4 quad-core processor.
The 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor is the integrated CPU/GPU SOC behind the Samsung Galaxy S III. While previous quad-core phones struggled with battery life, the power behind Samsung’s current flagship doesn’t seem to come at such a cost. According to a test by Which?, the quad-core samsung Galaxy S III was able to last 12.1 hours on a call, while the iPhone 4S “only” clocked about 7.8 hours. On the other hand, the iPhone 4S is working with a smaller 1430mAh battery, compared to the 2100mAh li-ion cell crammed into the Galaxy S III. It’s not an apples to apples comparison.
Will the upcoming iPhone feature a beefier quad-core processor, or will Apple just give a spec-bump to the dual-core CPU inside the iPhone 4S? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.