Samsung unveiled its new Exynos processor this week at Samsung Mobile Solution Forum 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Exynos 4212 is a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor clocked up to 1.5 GHz and “will improve processing power by 25 per cent and enhance a device’s 3D abilities by a massive 50 per cent” according to Samsung. The processor will also consume 30 percent less power than its predecessor (Exynos 4210) thanks to Samsung new 32nm HKMG process. Finally the company said that the Exynos 4212 will incorporate a rich portfolio of advanced codec accelerators that support digital still images, video recording and play-back at 1080p full-HD resolution, an image signal processor and an on-chip HDMI 1.4 interface.
Samsung’s Exynos 4212 processor will sample to select customers in Q4 2011.
Samsung also announced a website dedicated to Exynos processors. This website has a lot of information on Exynos 3110 and 4210 including showcase of products using those 2 processors, related news and development platform such as the Odroid A, Origen development board, and Exynos 3110 & 4210 Samsung development Kits. However, there is currently no information on the new Exynos 4212 and Samsung did not provide technical documents such as product brief, bloc diagram, datasheet, etc.. yet.
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