Samsung 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 quad-core chip to power upcoming phones

Samsung has introduced its first quad-core chip, the Exynos 4 Quad. The processor is based on an ARM Cortex-A9 design and will power Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone — which the company plans to introduce in May.

That’s probably the Samsung Galaxy S III.

But it’s possible we could also see this new chip in other upcoming phone sand tablets from Samsung while we wait for the company’s first ARM Cortex-A15 chips.

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad

Samsung says the Exynos 4 Quad is built using a 32nm High-k Metal Gate process and uses 20 percent less power than the company’s 45nm Exynos 4 Dual processors while offering twice the performance.

As is par for the course modern smartphone chips we’ll also feature support for 3D graphics, HD video encoding and decoding, and HDMI output.

via The Verge