The race to pack more power into mobile devices is on! While you may think the smartphones and tablets on the market right now already do an impressive enough job with their current specs, manufacturers are competing to develop the ultimate mobile processor that can crush the competition. Samsung recently outed some more information about its latest contender, the Exynos 5 Dual (full specs), due to be used in upcoming smartphones and tablets.
Powerful ArchitectureThis latest Samsung dual-core mobile processor is based on the ARM Cortex-A-15 architecture (32 nm) and is clocked at 1.7 GHz. It's apparently 40% more powerful than the previous generation of Cortex-A-9 chips. It'll be able to breeze its way through 1080p video playback (60 fps) and support a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Samsung also promises unrivalled 3D graphics performances with various APIs. The chip supports stereoscopic 3D, USB 3.0, SATA 3, and boasts a 12.8 GBps memory bandwidth with 2-port 800MHz LPDDR3 for heavyweight tasks. It's also compatible with OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenCL 1.1 and Direct X 11.
The South Korean tech firm hasn't yet confirmed which devices will be coming with the new chip, but ARM suggests that the first products loaded with Cortex-A-15 procesors won't be with us before 2013.