Samsung Debuts Exynos 4 Quad, the Next Galaxy's Engine
Samsung today said that it will use its own, new quad-core Exynos chip in the next Galaxy smartphone, which the company is expected to unveil at an event in London next week. The Exynos 4 Quad is made with a 32nm processes, which provides power savings, and can switch the separate cores on and off, as well as ramp their frequencies up and down to conserve power further. The chip is based on ARM's Cortex A9 design with each core clocked at 1.4 GHz. Samsung believes the Exynos 4 Quad can handle tasks such as 3D games, video editing, and calculation-intensive simulations. Samsung said that it is already sampling the processor to other handset makers in the hopes of winning business away from other chipmakers such as Qualcomm, Nvidia, and Texas Instruments.
Samsung's Exynos 9 Chip Uses 10nm Process, Boasts Gigabit Modem
Samsung today announced the Exynos 9 Series 8895 application processor for premium mobile devices. The chip relies on Samsung's 10nm FinFET process with 3D transistors.
Samsung Reveals Exynos 7870 for Mid-Range Phones
Samsung today announced the Exynos 7 Octa 7870, a new mobile processor that targets mid-level handsets. The 7870 is manufactured using Samsung's 14nm FinFET process and consumes 30% less power than the previous generation 7xxx chip.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
Samsung Exynos 8 Processor Includes LTE Modem
Samsung today introduced the Exynos 8 Octa processor, a system-on-a-chip that is the first from Samsung to also feature a Category 12/13 LTE modem. The chip is made with Samsung's 14nm process.