|Samsung announces the Exynos 4 Quad, coming to the 'next Galaxy'|
Samsung announces the Exynos 4 Quad, coming to the 'next Galaxy'
by Kevin O'Quinn on 4/25/2012 | Filed Under: Smartphones, News; Tags: android central, android, google, samsung, ac, exynos, exynos 4 quad, hkmg | 9 comments
Samsung couldn't contain the excitement, and just had to let us know the details about the chip powering the "Next Galaxy" that's coming on May 3. It's called the Exynos 4 Quad, and it looks impressive. What, exactly, makes it so special? It's built on a 32nm HKMG process, which is geek talk for high-performance with low power consumption. How good is the performance? Samsung claims it's twice as fast as it's predecessor, the 45nm Exynos 4 Dual, while consuming 20 percent less power. To further help power consumption, each core can be turned off when it's not needed, and the ones that are running can adjust their clock speed to match the demands of what you're doing.
Each core will be running at 1.4 HGHz, and are based on the Cortex A9 architecture. It has the other essentials as well, with support for 1080p/30fps recording, boasts an embedded image signal processor, and has support for HDMI 1.4 output. They didn't give any specifics as to what GPU they are pairing it with, though, but it's sure to be impressive. Excited yet? I know some of you are.