Samsung unveils Exynos 5 Dual ARM Cortex-A15 chip

Samsung’s next-generation chips for phones and tablets is a powerhouse that can handle display resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels, 1080p HD video playback at 60 frames per second and stereographic 3D graphics.

The Samsung Exynos 5 Dual is due out later this year. It’s a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, and one of the first chips based on an ARM Cortex-A15 design. It will also be one of the first chips to use ARM’s Mali T604 graphics.

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual


Samsung says the chip is designed for premium tablets that need support for multitasking and multi-window operation. That’s important because Samsung has been introducing features in its Android phones and tablets that let you do things like watch a video in a small window while running another window.

We could also see Windows 8 devices with this type of processor.

The move from Cortex-A9 to Cortex-A15 alone could result in a 40 percent performance boost. But the Exynos 5 Dual is also a 32nm chip with a higher clock speed than any of Samsung’s earlier ARM Cortex-A9 processors which were all based on 45nm designs.

The new processor also features faster memory than Exynos 4 Dual chips and support for USB 3.0.

via Android Authority

  • james

    I’m interested in the USB 3.0 support. It would be nice to transfer files faster and maybe also charge my phone faster from a PC.

  • Eric in Milpitas

    Exynos 5 docs have been here most of the year and 5250 specific updates to the kernel have been happening almost as long.