Samsung’s brand new Exynos 5250 dual-core processor powering the Nexus 10 tablet is the only production mobile processor currently based on the Cortex-A15. The chip is extremely fast, powerful, and efficient, and now we’re hearing their upcoming quad-core powerhouse will be the same. Samsung’s own Kernel Git page has confirmed their upcoming Exynos 5440 quad-core, although we had our suspicions already. A processor we’re all hoping will be powering their upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone.

Samsung’s recently updated their page with multiple patches to support the new processor, being called the Exynos 5440. The reference board is identified as “SSDK5440.” So far we don’t have too many details at this point. Specs regarding clock speed, RAM support or anything else all is still a mystery. It’s safe to say this will be the future of their smartphones, tablets, and even ultrabooks like the new Samsung Chromebook.

Originally we had our hopes up for a Cortex-A15 based Galaxy S III, but it ended up rocking Samsung’s quad-core A9-based processor. However now that the Nexus 10 has arrived rocking this SoC technology it’s only a matter of time until they start producing their flagship smartphones with the same.

We’ve heard rumors suggesting Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S IV will boast a 4.99-inch 1080p HD display, a quad-core processor, 13 megapixel camera and more. All which seems to make sense given how they’ve been improving it from generation to generation. Pair a 1080p display with a Cortex-A15 based quad-core processor and hopefully Android 4.3 Key Lime Pie (or 5.0) Samsung will have another winner on their hands. These rumors are starting to fall into place rather nicely already. CES and the first few months of 2013 are going to be really exciting.

[via SamMobile]