Normally we would ignore a phone like the Meizu MX Quad-core out of China, but when it was announced last night claiming that it is the world’s first to sport the new Exynos 4412 processor by Samsung and will be out by June, we were interested. The phone itself sounds awesome with a f/2.2 8MP camera, 292ppi display, and Android 4.0, however, the draw is clearly the chipset. How is it that the Meizu MX is going to be the first Exynos 4412 phone and not one from Samsung? Shouldn’t this be the chipset inside the Galaxy SIII? (more…)
According to the Korea Times, Samsung will include one of their new quad-core Exynos processors (probably the 4412) in the follow-up to the Galaxy SII, a phone that most of us refer to as the Galaxy SIII. Not that anyone should be surprised by this since they have used variations of Exynos chips for some time now in devices, but not one of them uses a quad-core variant to date. Questions had been raised over its availability for the first half of this year, so if this unnamed “high ranking company-executive” is right, get giddy. The Exynos chips that were included with the Galaxy SII still outperform most of the competition. This new architecture should really fly though without sucking as much juice at 32nm. The GPU to our knowledge is still the same as the chipsets used in the SGS2, which is nothing to complain about.
Still no date to discuss, but we do have tons of fake or semi-fake Galaxy SIII photos to talk about.
Via: Korea Times
The Samsung Exynos team reached out to us a couple of weeks ago because they not only love the DL community, but they know how much we love the power of their processors in phones. To say that we drooled a bit over benchmarks and the performance of the Galaxy SII last year would be a massive understatement. In fact, the Exynos dual-core chip that debuted at last year’s MWC inside the SGS2 set the bar so high that I’m still not sure that many of the current dual-core chips even compare. And what I mean by that is the Galaxy Note that sports a dual-core Exynos, benchmarks higher than almost any other phone on the market, right now. It’s a beast of a chip, folks.
So with their Exynos 4412 quad-core chip being demoed a week ago and their next-gen quad-core 5250 sampling now, you can bet that there will be a hefty Exynos mark put on 2012. There has been a lot of talk about competitors’ chipsets already making their way into phones and tablets, but understand that when Samsung’s next Exynos SoCs are ready, we’ll likely be impressed, again. And who knows, we may just see one of them this week at Mobile World Congress. (more…)
Don’t forget, you still have until March 1 to enter our contest for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Note straight from the Exynos team. All you have to do is tell us why you “demand Exynos” processors in your devices.
If you want to learn all there is to know about Samsung Exynos, be sure to check out their dedicated site. This is a landing page for the geek in all of you and is surely the spot that their quad-core chips will land on very soon. It may also help inspire your entry to this contest.
Some of you may have seen this story over at Android Life, but we wanted to quickly point it out here as well to address a rumor or suggestion that many people are making. This new Exynos 1.5GHz processor that Samsung announced is not going to be in the Galaxy Nexus or Nexus Prime or whatever you want to call it. We are almost 100% certain at this point that Texas Instruments’ OMAP4 was chosen to be the lead platform for developing Ice Cream Sandwich which also means it should be in one of, if not the first device running the newest version of Android.
There are rumors of the 1.5GHz OMAP 4460 being delayed (the chip expected to be in it), so if we do end up seeing an OMAP, it could be the 4430 overclocked as a “Turbo” to 1.2GHz instead. (Yes, the OMAP 4430 is the same chip in the Bionic and DROID3.) Or who knows, maybe they scrapped OMAP and went with Qualcomm’s S3? No one is certain just yet, but this new Exynos is probably out of the question.
And let’s also not forget that this new chip from Samsung doesn’t start “sampling” until the end of this year, so there is almost zero chance that it would come loaded in a device that could be here within the next month. Talk about record processor testing.
There have been surprises in the past, and we would certainly welcome in the 1.5GHz Exynos and the fact that it is 30% more efficient, but this move seems highly unlikely. I guess we will find out for sure on October 11.