Had a good conversation with Anand Shimpi and Chris Ziegler last night over drinks talking about the next Galaxy. Anand is the smartest guy I know when it comes to chip architectures and Chris is one of the best with the inside info he gets.
Neither one thinks Samsung will have the Exynos 5250 ready in time for the next Galaxy. Chris thinks the global version will be Exynos 4412, and the US version will be Snapdragon S4.
Anand thinks Texas Instruments will be first with A15 chips (OMAP5), and points out they are not scheduled to arrive in devices till late 2012 or most likely early 2013.
So basically, the tech blogging experts seem to agree that there will be no A15 inside the next Galaxy and they would be incredibly surprised if Sammy pulls it off.
I’m still not convinced either way. I think I have a way of wishing for the best, and believing the impossible is possible. But I still think Samsung can surprise the tech world with the first A15 device. I’m probably wrong (as I was wrong about Samsung announcing an A15 tablet), but I guess we will find out on May 3rd.