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.