Samsung Eyes Crisper 3D Graphics, Faster CPU, Less Power Usage with New Exynos 4212

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Samsung has announced its upcoming dual-core processor that claims to offer faster speed, more power, and crisper 3D graphics and games to smartphone and tablets–the Samsung Exynos 4212.

Samsung also announced a 16-megapixel CMOS camera sensor for smartphones, which is expected to ship this November, as well as a secondary 1.2-megapixel sensor intended as a front-facing camera and expected to support 720p HD video at a frame rate of 30 fps.

Designed with a 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process, the Exynos 4212 can power-up the latest 3D graphics and games on Android devices.

The Exynos 4212 is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 that runs with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz and reportedly offers 30% more efficiency with power usage. Its graphics processing unit will reportedly bring 50% better 3D graphics performance on both smartphones and tablets.

Also on-board are support for advanced codec accelerators for images, 1080p high-definition video recording and playback, and HDMI 1.4.

Although Samsung did not point out which devices will carry the Exynos 4212, several folks speculate on some of the possible candidate handsets, which include the 1.5-GHz, dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE and Samsung Galaxy S II LTE–both recently announced for release to the South Korean market. Another potential candidate is Samsung’s upcoming Nexus Prime, which is rumored to be unveiled at CTIA this October.

With Samsung’s hardware innovations, future devices heading our way will surely treat us to unimaginable speeds and state-of-the-art performance.

How satisfactory is the speed and performance of your current Android device’s processor?

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