Samsung has committed a patch in the Linux kernel repository to add support for its quad-core Exynos 4412 SoC (System-on-Chip).
As seen on an October 4 post in the Linux Samsung kernel tree, author Changhwan Youn and committer Kukjin Kim, both employees of the electronics giant, posted information on a new Samsung chipset based on the ARM architecture.
The patch’s comment reads, “EXYNOS4: Add support new EXYNOS4412 SoC,” which means Samsung has added support on its new chipset that will come with four Cortex A9 cores.
Just like the dual-core 4212, each core of the Exynos 4412 will run at 1.5GHz, but Samsung has yet to disclose further information regarding the new SoC.
If Samsung intends to roll out the Exynos 4412 on mobile devices, it had better act fast as rivals Qualcomm and Nvidia are right on track to release their own.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, which runs on a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, is now up for pre-order and set to appear on shelves anytime soon.