The Samsung Galaxy S3, supposedly the next flagship smartphone from the South Korean electronics giant, is expected to be launched at the 2012 Mobile World Congress, to be held in February in Barcelona, Spain.

The phone, which is expected to run on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, could come out on top in terms of processing power. An ARM Cortex A9 chipset, which features a quad-core processor with a massive 1.5Ghz of speed on offer is set to be used in this new model. This should make the Galaxy S3 the fastest phone on the market.

These processors will offer users the rather unique ability to switch between cores; the smartphone will calculate which existing task will require the most resources before automatically assigning more power to that.

In addition, the quad-core processor will be capable of breaking up certain tasks across its cores. Since it has four cores, it will enable the user to complete a given task - like loading web pages or downloading photographs - more efficiently. This will, in turn, also mean that the buffering time to view videos will be reduced.