Samsung is the first company to produce processor samples using ARM’s new Cortex-A15 designs. The Samsung Exynos 5250 is a 32nm chip with a 2 GHz dual core processor. It’s likely aimed at next-generation tablets, smartphones, and other low power devices.
According to Samsung, the new chip can handle 14 billion instructions per second, making it almost twice as fast as a 1.5 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 chip. Samsung says the new chip also offers four times the 3D graphics performance and twice as much memory bandwidth.
The new processor is designed to work with display resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels and features an embedded DisplayPort interface. There’s also support for high resolution cameras and HDMI output.
Samsung is offering samples of the new chip to potential customers and expects to start mass production during the second quarter of 2012.