Samsung Unveils Its Exynos 4 Quad Processor

Samsung Exynos 4 QuadSamsung’s announced its Exynos 4 Quad processor.

Based on the based on the ARM Cortex A9, the 32 nanometer chip will run at 1.4 GHz per core. Samsung says it has “two times the processing capability over the 45nm process-based Exynos 4 Dual while consuming 20 percent less power.”

Says Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions:

The quad-core processor offers phenomenal multitasking abilities surpassing any single or dual application processor. Since all the cores must share a single battery, the power management and efficiency in the limited battery capacity are indispensable for mobile computing devices. Given the diverse functionalities consumers are demanding from their mobile devices today, the Exynos 4 Quad meets those high-performance needs while keeping power consumption very low.

For regular users, the processor delivers higher performance, enabling them to run more tasks in a shorter period of time. It’s capable of supporting heavy load operations like 3D games, video editing and calculation-intensive simulation.

Samsung Exynos 4 QuadBesides being power-efficient, the Exynos 4 Quad features:

  • A full HD 30 frame per second video hardware codec engine for high-resolution 1080p video recording and playback.
  • An embedded image signal processor interface for high-quality camera functionality.
  • An HDMI 1.4 interface for sharp and crisp multimedia content transmission.

Hankil Yoon, senior vice president of Product Strategy in Samsung’s Mobile Communications business, said:

The application processor is a crucial element in providing our customers with a PC-like experience on mobile devices. Samsung’s next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon, offers uncompromised performance and ground breaking multi-tasking features, thanks to Exynos 4 Quad’s powerful performance and efficient energy management technology.

In other words, Samsung’s Galaxy (S3) smartphone will be the first device to feature the Exynos 4 Quad. The smartphone will be unveiled May 3, in London.