Have you ever imagined a smartphone with performance matching a desktop computer? Well if you haven’t, then you will have to say a big hello to Samsung’s 2 GHz dual core smartphone which will be coming next year. A smartphone equipped with a 2 GHz dual core processors would be able to compete with the performance level of desktop computers. Most desktop computers used these days have 3-4 GHz processors. This will surely be very exciting and I wonder how blazing fast of a mobile experience it would be.
“We are planning to release a 2 GHz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year,” said a prominent official of Samsung. He added, “This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC.”
As of the moment, the dual core processor that will be used in the device is still under development. Most likely, it will be under the Exynos brand which was also released by Samsung last February. They are expected to start offering the Exynos chips to other manufacturers, replacing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.
When we say ‘dual core’ processor, it includes two processor units in just one component. This simply means that the processor speed of the device is doubled up. Since it will be a 2 GHz processor, it will give data processing capacities of 4 GHz. In reality, it is a lot easier to design a 4 GHz processor compared to a 2 GHz dual core processor. However Samsung chooses a 2 GHz dual core since it is a superior design for a smartphone, and brings with it added power savings benefits. Dual core processing facilitates multitasking by allotting the workload on two separate cores, and when one core is only needed, the other one consumes little to no power.
Considering that Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers in the semiconductor business now, and is likely to take the performance title of world’s fastest phone with the Samsung Galaxy S II, where do you think this is all headed?
Are you ready for this?
Source: Yahoo News
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We know SoC will hit in 2012 with 5+GHz processing power and some will be around 10GHz total processing power. However, from what I understand it’s better to have more cores in an ARM SoC than higher processing speeds. Running more cores at lower speeds to do the same amount of work = greater battery life.
a dual core 2ghz processor dose not mean its the same as as a 4ghz single core…just means that it can do 2 tasks simultaneously
GHz doesn’t mean anything! Well it means something but its just a small part of a MUCH larger picture. A 2 GHz dual core on a smartphone would be utterly SMASHED by a modern desktop processor underclocked to 2GHz. Also, 2 cores at 2 GHz is NOT the same as 4 GHz of processing power. In fact, if your application can only utilize one core, then you might as well have a 2 GHz single core.
Even quad core tegra 3 can’t stack up against desktop procs. Its just not feasible because desktops can draw all the power they need and use large cooling solutions- cell phones dont have that option.
Frankly, I think its amazing we’ve even gotten this far. The phones we’ve got right now do outclass machines from about 03 and earlier, which is nigh on incredible all things considered.
I don’t care that this article is 2 years old, it’s too stupid for me not to leave a comment. First of all, the fact that you think clock speed determines a processor’s performance is completely untrue. Clock speed is really only a multiplier of a processor’s performance, even if it is multiplied by several billion times. You have to look at what a processor can do in a single clock cycle, multiply that by the click speed, and only then do you have an accurate representation of the performance of the processor. Why do you think my i7 @ 2.4 GHz outperforms a Pentium 4 @ 3.4 GHz? It’s the same thing with the mobile processors. They can do far less in a single cycle, so the only way they can compare to a desktop processor is if it was clocked 3-4 times higher than a desktop processor, maybe not even then.
Also, I can’t believe you said that a dual-core @ 2.0GHz is the same as a single-core @ 4.0GHz. The difference is very simple. The single core will be faster, the dual-core will run more applications at once without slowing down. Most apps can’t divide their load among multiple cores automatically, so a 4.0 GHz single core would be faster than a 2.0 GHz in them.
And by the way, your prediction was wrong. Manufacturers have chosen to focus on more cores, although clock speed has been increasing too. However, there still is not a single smartphone with a 2.0GHz processor.