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Samsung has unveiled, in a very timely manner, the Exynos 4 Quad SoC that will be present in its next Galaxy phone. The Cortex-A9 chip will be clocked at 1.4Ghz in each core and will be manufactured using the company’s ultra-efficient 32nm High-K Metal Gate process.

The new chip will consume 20% less power and offer twice the performance over what Samsung is retroactively calling the Exynos 4 Dual chip inside the Galaxy S2 (aka Exynos 4210). The new chip will come with a built-in Digital Image Signal Processor for instantaneous photography (much like the technology built into the HTC One X) and be capable of encoding and decoding 1080p video at 30fps.

Samsung Exynos Website

Samsung Press Release

MobileSyrup

TheVerge

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Edited by 2010rig - 4/26/12 at 12:41pm
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Bah, US Cellular is about a year behind on getting the Galaxy S variant. I just got my GS2 not 2 weeks ago...
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this is fantastic thumb.gif
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Bah, US Cellular is about a year behind on getting the Galaxy S variant. I just got my GS2 not 2 weeks ago...

Yeah, that sucks for you, they finally got it in March? Some Canadian carriers had the GS2 as early as July last year.

Supposedly this will be a world wide release, and I'm hoping it is, I'm overdue for an upgrade.
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Looks like I will be waiting for the Galaxy S4
Cortex A8 -> Cortex A9
isn't really a good enough upgrade for me. Hopefully by SGS4 they will have their Cortex A15 ready
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Even simple things like this is why I love technology, double the performance with less power. Crazy to think how far smart phones and tablets have come in so short a time.
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Eh, I'm extremely underwhelmed. It's an A9 design, not an A15, and it's the same old Mali 400. Sure they've made some process enhancements, and it's got 4 cores, but who cares? Honestly quad cores for a cellphone aren't the big issue, what's actually important is single threaded performance (so poorly written applications run smoothly), and powerful graphics.

The image chip is cool..... but really this is a cop out of an upgrade. It's basically like Westmere was to Nehalem, sure it's better, but it's nothing to get excited about.
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I want to see more fresh hardware on the GPU front... I'm not interested in a higher-clocked Mali-400 smile.gif Quad Exynos will be interesting to observe, though.
    
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Eh, I'm extremely underwhelmed. It's an A9 design, not an A15, and it's the same old Mali 400. Sure they've made some process enhancements, and it's got 4 cores, but who cares? Honestly quad cores for a cellphone aren't the big issue, what's actually important is single threaded performance (so poorly written applications run smoothly), and powerful graphics.
The image chip is cool..... but really this is a cop out of an upgrade. It's basically like Westmere was to Nehalem, sure it's better, but it's nothing to get excited about.

Yeah. when i first read the thread title i thought "Is a quad core really necessary?". I think real progress would be enhancing the GPU.

It's cool though that mobiles are advancing so fast, even if it's not in the right area's.
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Ehh, cool! Better power consumption thumb.gif
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Yeah. when i first read the thread title i thought "Is a quad core really necessary?". I think real progress would be enhancing the GPU.
It's cool though that mobiles are advancing so fast, even if it's not in the right area's.
It's useful, yes. You'll find most applications have no use for a quad-core, but some will -- and it is of particular benefit to games. We'll be seeing the really powerful GPUs pop out sometime soon.
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