You didn’t think Samsung were just going to sit back and let Nvidia have all the quad-core fun, did you? Looks like we could be seeing the Exynos 4412 chipset utilized on the Galaxy S III come February, which would employ four cores clocked at 1.5Ghz.
That’s backed up by a change to the Linux Kernel git archive, with Samsung adding a patch which supports the Exynos 4412 SoC, integrating “a ARM Cortex A9 quad-core”.
Sources have also told Android and Me that Samsung’s next few devices were going to “blow minds” and that they were a “big step past the Galaxy Nexus class, in every way.” Looks like the death of the spec has been greatly exaggerated then.
Whatever Samsung is going to throw at us, we’ll most likely be seeing it at Mobile World Congress in February, which is where the Galaxy S II was unveiled.