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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.
Weeks ahead of its big Unpacked event, Samsung has announced the latest addition to its range of Exynos processors called the Exynos 4212. The dual-core Samsung Exynos 4212 will replace the 4210 chip that powers the Samsung Galaxy S II. Like it’s predecessor, the 4212 is based on the ARM Cortex A-9 core as well.
The biggest difference between the new Exynos 4212 and its predecessor is its processor’s clock speed. The new 4212 variant runs at 1.5GHz while the old 4210 variant pushes out 1.2Ghz. The graphic processor unit has also been given a performance boost. Samsung claims that the new chip has a GPU that is 50% more powerful that the unit it replaces. On top of all that, the 4212 is also 30% more power efficient that the current 4210 unit.
The proximity of the launch of this new processor indicates that it could make it into the upcoming Nexus phone (believed to be called the Nexus Prime) that is expected to be unveiled on October 11 in San Diego.