Items tagged with Exynos

We can finally put an end date on the long wait for the Samsung Galaxy S4. According to a trusted source, the much-hyped handset will first land at AT&T on April 26th, and we’re told that it will boast up to 2.5 times the performance of its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, at least in certain benchmarks.  AnTuTu was noted as the metric this performance was observed in. The Galaxy S4 will also sport 4GB of RAM and rock a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. Non-U.S. devices will have just 2GB of RAM, and we’ve heard previously that they will have either the aforementioned... Read more...
While the verdict remains out on which CPU will find itself inside of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S4, a result posted to Browsermark's database today leads us to believe that it's going to become the market-leader - at least where raw CPU performance is concerned. The result references "GT-I9500", which is widely believed to be the internal codename for the S4. The phone scores an impressive 2710, with testing having been conducted using Google Chrome 25. By comparison, the iPhone 5 previously topped Browsermark's list with a score of 2416 (using Safari). Samsung's soon-to-be-previous-flagship... Read more...
Samsung has bravely used its homegrown Exynos processor in its mobile devices, and for the most part that’s been a successful endeavor. Further, it makes sense to keep as much of the manufacturing process in-house, because companies can avoid dealing with third party licensing fees and contracts, can act more quickly to resolve any issues, and exert more control over the actual manufacturing process. However, Samsung appears to be changing its tune on that strategy. According to SamMobile, the company is ditching Exynos for its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV phone in favor of a Snapdragon 600... Read more...
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably hankering for some hard details on Samsung’s next killer smartphone, the Galaxy S4. Well, tough nuggets, because there’s nothing official about the phone coming from South Korea. Instead, we have a number of rumors swirling around the device, some of which are likely to be true, and others that (sadly) are not. It appears likely that we’re headed for an official March announcement; there’s possibly going to be a Samsung Unpacked event in Moscow, and sources have indicated an announcement coming on March 15th or 22nd.... Read more...
The latest news on the growing Apple/Samsung split confirms that the two companies are pulling away from each other. Reports now indicate that the A6, Apple's first custom CPU design, was built entirely without input from Samsung. Up to this point, the two manufacturers have been vital partners, even as they attacked each other in courtrooms worldwide. The Korean Times reports that the relationship between the two has become one-dimensional, with Samsung relegated strictly to manufacturing the A6. That might seem a small difference, but it's a portent of major changes to come. Typically, a foundry... Read more...
Earlier this summer, AMD launched its HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) foundation with a number of core partners. Now Samsung has joined the collaborative effort as well. This could be the beginning of an unprecedented level of cooperation between the APU designer and massive smartphone/tablet developer. The two companies already share certain technologies; Samsung and GlobalFoundries, AMD's chief manufacturing partner, are members of IBM's Common Platform Alliance. The HSA Foundation is a non-profit established to promote "an open, standards-based approach to heterogeneous computing that... Read more...
If you recall, at SIGGRAPH this week, ARM stepped out with a demo of  their Mali-T604 quad-core GPU. The demo platform they were showcasing was based on a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 SoC (System on Chip). It's becoming abundantly clear now which silicon manufacturer produced the development platform and what brand of devices we might see this next generation mobile power plant driving in the near future. Samsung let fly late yesterday with the details of their next generation Exynos 5 Dual, the first dual-core ARM Cortext A15 based design to hit the market that is sure to offer all kinds of mobile... Read more...
Price-wise, HardKernel’s ODROID-X Development Board ($129) doesn’t hold a candle to the like of Raspberry Pi ($35), but it packs some tasty features that tinkers will love to play with. The ARM-based platform is built around a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 Cortex-A9 (1.4GHz) processor and has Mali-400 quad core graphics, 1GB of LP-DDR2 RAM, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (although users can slap Ubuntu on there, too). In terms of I/O, the ODROID-X has a micro HDMI connector, RGB-24bit LCD interface port, headphone and mic jacks, six USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 Ethernet LAN port, a full-size... Read more...
MEIZU announced its new MEIZU MX Quad-core smartphone which claims to be the first smartphone in the world to use the brand new Exynos A9 quad-core processor. The MEIZU MX Quad-core will feature a 292 PPI high definition ASV display, 1700mAh battery, an 8 megapixel BSI camera with a lens aperture of f/2.2, and MEIZU's Flyme OS which is based on Android 4.0. The MX Quad-core smartphone is expected to be available in June in China and Hong Kong. Although there's a good chance we may never get our hands on this phone here in the States, it's cool to see what the "world's first" quad-core Exynos A9... Read more...
Despite many Samsung devices packing Qualcomm processors, Samsung’s own Exynos line of chips underpin a few of its products, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It appears now that Samsung is betting on itself by using more (and better) Exynos processors at the expense of Qualcomm’s offerings. The Korea Times reports that Samsung will be using a quad-core Exynos chip with LTE and W-CDMA for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III, and beyond. "Dang it," is probably what Qualcomm Chariman Paul Jacobs is thinking. (Image credit: Korea Times) The article cited an unnamed Samsung executive... Read more...
After years of work and a few false starts, Intel is finally ready to take the plunge into the smartphone market. At the CES keynote tonight, the CPU giant is officially launching Medfield, the 32nm smartphone SoC the company has built to take it into the next generation of smartphones (and a few tablets). The chip, now officially named the Atom Z2460, is ready for prime time. We visited Intel HQ in December and were briefed on the next-generation phone and what Intel expects it to do. After Moorestown's disappointing performance in the space, the CPU giant is keen to put its best foot forward,... Read more...
Samsung announced the industry’s first dual-core processor samples based on the ARM Cortex-A15 core. The new 2GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 is designed for use in high-end tablets. According to Samsung, the Exynos 5250 offers about twice the CPU performance of today's products which use Cortex-A9-based dual core processors running at 1.5GHz. The Exynos 5250 features 3D graphics processing capabilities and supports display resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). This chip also features doubled memory bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s. The Exynos 5250 is scheduled for mass-production in the second quarter... Read more...
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