We look at the range of new mobile processors destined for Android devices later this year, including new 64-bit Snapdragons, Exynos, and Nvidia Tegra SoCs.
The Exynos 5430 introduces a new voice/audio core that could potentially open the door to ‘touchless control’ functionality on future devices.
Samsung has now taken the veil of its new Exynos ModAP, its first SOC to feature on-die LTE integration.
Samsung has announced its new iteration of the Exynos 5 Octa, this time with promises of full HMP support. It has also unveiled the new hexa-core Exynos 5260, with four A7 cores and two A15 cores, that can also run in full HMP mode.
Samsung is reportedly going to launch two 64-bit chip families at CES 2014, the Exynos 6 and Exynos S, each at least 1.43 times faster than the Snapdragon 800.
Samsung has entered the final stage of development of 64-bit processors, according to Korea media, but Android may not support 64-bit processors until next year.
Following Qualcomm’s and Apple’s lead, Samsung is working to replace the ARM designed Cortex processor cores in its next generation of Exynos processors.
Is this a good move by Samsung or should it stick with ARM designed cores?
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.
Like it or not, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that Samsung is prepping a mid-range Galaxy S4 mini to follow in the footsteps of the S4 in a similar fashion to last year’s S3/S3 Mini duo.
Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung, and many others, are all vying for that precious system on a chip spot on your phone’s circuit board, but which is the best?