One of the of the big improvements brought by Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa (5420) SoC is a brand new six-core Mali T-628 GPU. The advance in graphics performance over last year’s chips is clearly visible in a video comparison.
Can the Sony Xperia Tablet Z succeed where the Google Nexus 10 fell short, or is the latter still the current king of 10 inch Android tablets? Find out here!
According to Korean media, Samsung will sell a single version of the Galaxy S4, powered by a Qualcomm chip. We look at the pro and con arguments of this rumor.
Though some of the recent reports involving Samsung’s upcoming line of tablets have been a bit confusing, things are starting to clear up. We’re still not 100% sure how many new slates Sammy will bring to light during Q1 2013, but the Note 8.0, Tab 3 10.1 and Tab 3 Plus seem set in stone.
This year, I’m asking Santa to build me a mutant smartphone, a Frankenstein Smartphone if you will, one that crams together all the best specs currently available in the Android ecosystem! Sounds interesting? Oh, we’re just getting started!
When Apple released the iPhone 5 it didn’t contain a quad-core CPU as many people had expected, however Apple did claim that the new phone was up to twice as fast as its predecessor. The most likely reason that Apple could make such a claim is that its A6 CPU uses the Cortex-A15 architecture. With the recent release of Google’s new Chromebook, which is powered by Samsung’s Cortex-A15 based Exynos 5 Dual (Exynos 5250), the benchmarking gurus have now had a chance to really test the new architecture from ARM and the results are amazing.
Part of the joy of being involved with open source software is being able to see a project being worked on in near real time. Kukjin Kim, who is a Senior Engineer on the Software Solution Development Team at Samsung Electronics, recently left a comment on the Linux kernel Git page confirming the existence of a quad core Cortex A15 Exynos chip.
Earlier today we saw that Google’s own Vic Gundotra shared photos from a Nexus 10 device, and now we have benchmarking results for the upcoming tablet.
With all the processing power that Samsung packed into the Exynos 5250, we were anxious to see how the new chip performs. Benchmark scores shows that Samsung’s latest chip handily beats the previous leaders, with the difference being especially visible in the SunSpider test.
Samsung has just released the whitepaper for their long-awaited Exynos 5250 SoC, now called the Exynos 5 Dual, and there’s a lot of interesting information to be discovered in it. The Exynos 5 Dual will be the world’s first Cortex A15-based chip, when it will ship later this year, presumably inside the 11.8-inch tablet Samsung is going to launch later this year. Samsung had to wait for this A15-based chip to support the very high WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution of the Galaxy Tab 11.6. Some of the most important features of the newly unveiled Exynos 5250 are: Dual-core 1.7 Ghz Cortex…