April 26, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
Samsung has officially introduced the Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, a new ARM-based quad-core processor that will significantly upgrade its predecessor. And it will be available in Samsung’s “next Galaxy” unveiled May 3, 2012.
The Exynos 4 Quad runs at 1.4 GHz and is more than capable of running with the big boys from NVIDIA, TI, and Qualcomm. Even though we put little stock in benchmark tests, early results from one show what is believed to be the Exynos 4 surpassing all rivals. IF real, that woud be possible thanks to Samsung engineering the ARM CORTEXT A9 quad-core based processor to boost the performance of its very solid Exynos Dual, even while using 20 percent less power.
Aside from promising to handle app needs effectively, the new Exynos 4 Quad will work with media. Samsung says the Exynos uses a built-in ISP solution to take photos that can rival a digital camera. It also supports Full 1080p HD video in a variety of formats, and promises “console-like” 3D gaming (it also enables 3D stereoscopic modes as seen in the HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D).
Samsung added a companion chip to the new Exynos to better regulate power consumption and extend battery life. We’ll soon see how effective the processor is based on comments made in the announcement.
“The application processor is a crucial element in providing our customers with a PC-like experience on mobile devices. Samsung’s next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon, offers uncompromised performance and ground breaking multi-tasking features, thanks to Exynos 4 Quad’s powerful performance and efficient energy management technology,”
- Hankil Yoon, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy Team, Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.