Announced today in South Korea, the new Exynos processor will be the first Samsung chipset with a CPU designed specifically for it. Built using 14nm FinFET processor technology, it’ll be an all-in-one chip; meaning to say that the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture CPU will be joined by a LTE Rel-12 Cat.12/13 modem.
When the Galaxy S6 was announced, it whooped other devices on Antutu benchmarks by a huge margin. With half of 2015 gone and there are newer flagships sporting Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor, the Galaxy S6 continues to reign supreme thanks to its 64-bit 14nm Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of LP-DDR4 RAM and a faster Universal Flash Storage.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have the best performance on benchmarks you can get right now. With its Exynos 7420 Octa-Core 64-bit processor that’s based on a 14nm process, it whoops Qualcomm which is struggling to douse the flames of its Snapdragon 810 overheating issues.
Now its upcoming Snapdragon 820 is set to fix all that and its early benchmark results reveals some optimistic numbers.
According to the benchmark, the SM-T815 which is likely the LTE model, is to have a 9.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and an aspect ratio of 4:3.
Samsung’s second gen Galaxy Tab S tablet is currently in the works, with the tablet to steal the crown of the thinnest by being even thinner than the Dell Venue 8 7000 who had previously stolen Apple’s iPad Air 2 ‘s throne. Measuring in at 5.4mm thin, it’s a whole lot skinnier than the iPad Air 2’s 6.1mm and the Venue 8 7000’s 6.0mm.
Samsung usually offers a couple of variants of its flagship models. It either comes with a mainstream Qualcomm Snapdragon unit or their in-house developed Exynos processor. According to a report by Bloomberg, Samsung is reported to have dropped plans of putting a Qualcomm processor in their upcoming Galaxy S6 that’s due in the next few months. The reason? Heat issues with the new Snapdragon 810 processor.
Apparently the new Qualcomm top of the line processor had overheated during Samsung’s tests, which prompts them to stick to their very own in house solution. From a business point of view, it also makes more sense for Samsung to support its own semi-conductor business instead of going to third parties like Qualcomm. The decision would affect Qualcomm negatively as Samsung is their 2nd biggest customer, contributing 12% of its total sales. In Malaysia, Samsung has already showed preference for its Exynos variants when it introduced its Galaxy Tab S and most recently its Galaxy Note 4.
The front 2K resolution screen pushes 2560×1536 pixels, which gives a display aspect ratio of 5:3 that’s similar to its current MX4. Under the hood, it uses Samsung’s 20nm Exynos 5430 Octa-Core processor (4X Cortex A15 @ 2.0GHz + 4X Cortex A7 @ 1.5GHz) that’s currently powering the Galaxy Alpha. It also has a generous 3GB of RAM and it is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities.
Samsung today has revealed its first ever quad core processor, the Exynos 4 Quad. It is based on 4 Cortex A9 built on 32nm HKMG process that’s clocked at 1.4GHz. Compared to the Exynos 4 Dual
previously announced 2GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 processor, the new Exynos 4 Quad boast double the processing power with 20% less power consumption. It will be interesting to see how does its processing power and battery life stack up against the Nvidia’s Tegra 3 4-Plus-1 quad core solution.
In addition, it also boasts better image processing for photos with its energy efficient internal ISP solution as well as seamless Full HD content playback with its multi format codec (MFC). The Exynos 4 Quad is currently in production and will be used for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy model.
More information on the Exynos 4 Quad here. Head after the break for the promo video.
Little by little, day by day, bits and pieces of information about the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III is revealed. This time around, we find information about the kind of processor that Samsung plans equip in its latest flagship Android smartphone.
An unnamed Samsung executive revealed to the Korea Times that one of the company’s 32-nanometer chips will debut in the Galaxy S III.
The unnamed Samsung executive made the comment after it was revealed that the company would be reducing its reliance on Qualcomm processors in favour of its own processors.
Last year, Samsung updated the kernel specification for its new processor on Kernel.org, stating that it would be marketed as a Exynos 4412 chip that would feature four processing-cores. The chip has a 32-nanometer quad-core design with ARM Cortex-A9 cores capable of running at speeds up to 1.5GHz.
Quad-core processors are the talk of the town at the moment and it’s safe to assume Samsung to bring quad-core processing power to its top of the line Android device in the form of Exynos 4412 — although nothing is certain at this point. Performance-wise, the 32-nanometer processor will provide up to 26% more than Samsung’s current 45-nanometer line-up. At the same time the new 32-nanometer core is expected to yield a 50% or more improvement on battery life.
At this point, it is not known which GPU Samsung intends to pair with the quad-core Exynos chip. Many will be looking to compare Samsung’s overall offering with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 technology, Apple’s A5X processor and Qualcomm’s new dual-core Krait chips (which are being used in the HTC One series of devices).
With the frequency of rumours about the Galaxy S III increasing, we can expect a launch or at least an announcement of the device to happen soon. Samsung has said that it will debut the Galaxy S III before the second half of the year at an event organised specifically to announce the device.
A much talked about date is May 22 where Samsung might hold an event in London ahead of the 2012 Olympics. It is widely speculated that Samsung will leverage on the global event to market the Galaxy S III. Nothing is official at the moment and all we can do now is wait for more info to be revealed.
We’ve seen plenty of smart phones breaking the 1GHz barrier recently and now we have something to look forward to in 2012. Samsung has revealed its new Exynos 5250 SoC which runs on dual-core 2GHz processors based on ARM Cortex-A15 core.
Going into the performance figures, the new Exynos does 14 billion instructions per second at 2GHz which is said to be double of today’s dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor. The Cortex A15 is the most advanced ARM processor to date. In terms of graphics, the application processor is able to push a mammoth WQXGA display of 2560×1600. For energy efficiency, there’s a panel self-refresh technology (PSR) which consumes less power when viewing static image/text documents.
Other new features mentioned include an embedded image signal processor that’s capable of shooting 8MP pictures in 30FPS and 1080p HD video recording at 60FPS.
The Exynos 5250 is meant to cater for high-tablets and it is expected to go mass production sometime in Q2 2012. Looks like the new tablets coming out next year would be exciting to watch.