When Samsung unveiled the Google Nexus 10 earlier this week it became apparent that it features a new dual-core 1.7 Ghz Exynos processor. In turn this led to rumours that this would be the processor featured on Samsung's Galaxy S4 , which is expected to be unveiled sometime in the first half of 2013.
The rumours , based on information provided from sources close to Samsung, suggest that the Galaxy SIV will have a quad-core Exynos 5450 running at a whopping 2GHz . That'll team up with an eight-core GPU , which would make the Galaxy S4 the most powerful smartphone ever !
The major problem with including such a high-end specification is battery life and it's probably proving a major challenge to Samsung. Options include throttling back the CPU to a lower clock-speed , or selectively turning on and off cores and limiting speeds.
3G is hoping that these rumours prove correct because such a high-end smartphone would open up a whole host of new possibilities, especially when you combine that new power with the speed of 4G LTE. As soon as hear any more information or rumours about the S4 you'll be the first to know !
By Simon Thomas on 31st October, 2012