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Samsung drops details of quad-core processor in next Galaxy smartphone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 Apr 2012 11:34 User comments (2)

Samsung drops details of quad-core processor in next Galaxy smartphone

Samsung has showed off their latest processor, the quad-core unit used in its upcoming Galaxy flagship.
The tech giant is revealing the phone next week on May 3rd at its much-hyped "Next Galaxy" event.

Called the "Exynos 4 Quad," the chip runs at 1.4GHz per core and is based on the ARM Cortex A9 SoC. The processor will be in the upcoming device, and is currently being sampled by other major phone makers.

Samsung boasted about the 32nm High-k Metal Gate technology, power management, and per-core dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (via Verge). The chip is also capable of "full 30fps 1080p video playback and recording, includes an interface for HDMI 1.4 and also an embedded image signal processor interface."

In terms of power consumption, the chip will offer significant more power than its 45nm line while drawing 20 percent less power.

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2 user comments

126.4.2012 19:03
Unverified new user

We need a better unit a speed to measure a processor speed than ghz and the number of cores. Seriously, someone create a measurement like how fast it can calculate 1 billion digits of pie. I don't care what the measure is as long as I have more data to go on that these numbers that don't exactly correlate to speed or power of a processor. I could put 8 pentium 1 processors together and it would be an octo-core or whatever. really impressive right?

227.4.2012 00:38

Hopefully we get information on the GPU soon

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