Next Galaxy smartphone runs on 1.4GHz Exynos Quad-Core processor
by Lim Pei Hao
27 April 2012 – Samsung has recently introduced its Exynos 4 Quad processor that is based on the 1.4GHz ARM Cortex A9 quad-core processor. It is built on the High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process technology to achieve a powerful yet power efficient processor.
In addition, Samsung claims that the new Exynos 4 Quad’s speed would exceed 1.4GHz per core. It has two times the processing capabilities and consuming 20 percent less power than the Exynos 4 Dual. The new chip also supports hot-plug functionality which the individual cores could shut off and runs on different voltage and frequency depending on the processing workload, making it more energy saving than before.
It is capable to play 1080p full HD video at 30fps with the built-in video hardware codec and supports up to 1366 x 768 (WXGA) display.
The new chip also has an identical dimension with its predecessor and it is pin-to-pin compatible with the 32nm Exynos 4 Dual, so manufacturers could adopt the quad-core chip without spending additional cost on design and engineering.
“Given the diverse functionalities consumers are demanding from their mobile devices today, the Exynos 4 Quad meets those high-performance needs while keeping power consumption very low.” said Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics.
Samsung also announced that the next Galaxy Smartphone or Galaxy S III would be the first device to be powered by the new chip. So, it seems that the benchmark on the leaked device we covered yesterday is not using the latest quad-core Exynos chip. We shall find out more next week.
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