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Samsung Next Mobile Super Chip Exynos 5 Dual Detailed

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The future of Samsung phones.

We already know all about the quad core Exynos powering the international version of the Galaxy S III, and now we've learned about the company's next chip, the Exynos 5 Dual.

Samsung today announced the dual core Exynos 5 dual, which uses two ARM Cortex A15 cores running at up to 1.7GHz with a shared 1MB L2 cache and an ARM Mali-T604 GPU. The chip is designed with the 32nm lowpower process and offers support for up to 2560×1600 WQXGA display, 1080p 60fps video performance, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.1 full profile, WiFi Display, VP8 decoding, 12.8 GB/s memory bandwidth with 2 port 800 Mhz LPDDR3 RAM support, and (a first for a mobile device) support for the zippy USB 3.0 interface.

Android Authority reports that the dual-core 1.7 Ghz Exynos 5 Dual will compete with Qualcomm's dual core 1.7 Ghz S4. It should outperform both the S4 and the other top dog in the mobile chip market, Nvidia's Tegra 3, when it launches.

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    Anonymous , August 13, 2012 2:08 PM
    "It should outperform both the S4 and the other top dog in the mobile chip market, Nvidia's Tegra 3, when it launches."

    Should this say Tegra 3+ or 4?
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    freggo , August 13, 2012 2:27 PM
    Nice to see strong competition in this segment of the chip market. Drives innovation and performance!
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    saturnus , August 13, 2012 2:30 PM
    mybook43"It should outperform both the S4 and the other top dog in the mobile chip market, Nvidia's Tegra 3, when it launches."Should this say Tegra 3+ or 4?


    Either, I'd imagine.
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    elcentral , August 13, 2012 2:47 PM
    cool samsung is at rocking the performance charts agen. but im still more happy about battery life with performance, lets hope this one will handle power draw better or the same like the S3. the usb 3 will be extremely use full.
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    guru_urug , August 13, 2012 2:53 PM
    mybook43"It should outperform both the S4 and the other top dog in the mobile chip market, Nvidia's Tegra 3, when it launches."Should this say Tegra 3+ or 4?


    Im pretty sure the author meant the Tegra 3. The "when it launches" was in context for the new exynos chip mentioned in the article.
    So "When it launches(new exynos),It should outperform both the S4 and the other top dog in the mobile chip market, Nvidia's Tegra 3"

    Good to see the mobile SOC market competing so hard.
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    waxdart , August 13, 2012 2:53 PM
    2560×1600 WQXGA display? I'm going to need a bigger pocket for that phone.
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    Cazalan , August 13, 2012 3:20 PM
    Tegra 4 is supposed to be a Quad+1 A15 so I doubt a dual A15 could top that.
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    Anonymous , August 13, 2012 5:32 PM
    Careful samsung! I heard apple has used a dual core processor in their phones. Don't want to get yourself sued. =/
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    mralex , August 13, 2012 6:38 PM
    waxdart2560×1600 WQXGA display? I'm going to need a bigger pocket for that phone.


    2560x1600 is for tablet, at least for now.
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    vilenjan , August 13, 2012 6:51 PM
    This good news, considering the practiacally nothing is written to take advantage of quad cores in hte mobile world and dual cores are just now starting to gather steam (in terms of software coding), a strong dual core cpu is the best approach.
    We already saw that the S4 with not quite A15 performance was already better than the quad core Tergra in real word performance. And with TI already announced thier own A15 based SoC, I am looking forward to finally dumping my Galaxy S1 next year :p 
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    rebel1280 , August 13, 2012 7:08 PM
    hmm, hope they dont follow the desktop trend, crazy fast and awesome processors with nothing properly written for them :( 
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    boiler1990 , August 13, 2012 7:09 PM
    Here's to hoping for one of these in a VZW LTE device (since LTE historically does not play nicely with quad-core SoCs).
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    vineethka , August 13, 2012 7:20 PM
    Are the cores independently clocked like in S4?
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    eddieroolz , August 13, 2012 8:09 PM
    Why don't Samsung work on battery technology instead, so these phones don't drain completely in 30minutes?
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    leeashton , August 13, 2012 9:13 PM
    TI latest OMAP to be released soon is a dual core cpu and absolutely f**ken kils the Exynos 4 by 2-3 times, even in graphic applications!
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    leeashton , August 13, 2012 9:18 PM
    also the Snapdragon S4 has Bluetooth, WIFI GOLNASS, GPS all onboard the die the E5 doesn't, i fail to see how this will beat the S4, the S4 is 28nm the E5 is 32 so the S4 will also comsume much less power, i think samsung are trying for speed but dont know how to make thier chips better
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    ojas , August 14, 2012 5:48 AM
    Hmmm hope it puts the pressure on intel to release medfield's sucessor sooner and with usb 3.0/thunderbolt...
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    deksman , August 14, 2012 8:28 AM
    freggoNice to see strong competition in this segment of the chip market. Drives innovation and performance!


    Actually, competition in a capitalistic environment produces varying products with marginal differences all of which are within each other more or less (based on ultimately the same technology). Only the price might benefit the end consumers - however, that doesn't negate the premise that what you get is hardly what I would call 'innovative'.
    Revised? Yes.
    Innovative? No.

    Innovative would be creating electronics completely using graphene only... or a combination of diamonds and graphene to drive performance and efficiency (among other things) to unprecedented levels (with a power draw being roughly 1/10th of what is currently consumed).

    Cooperation is a lot better for innovation and technological evolution and history demonstrated that time and time again.

    This competitive practice is wasteful because we get tons of practically same products all of which offer varying degrees of performance with nothing truly 'new' and 'groundbreaking' in the first place.

    This is technological obscurity and stagnation for the purpose of gaining profits... that's what competition in this environment drives in the first place.
    If it was truly innovative and evolving, then all of this would be decades behind us already.
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    schriss , August 14, 2012 12:46 PM
    I'd rather see support for 802.11ac than USB3.0. 802.11ac routers are already available and offer 3x throughput improvement. I'd rather use that than USB3.0 and cable.