Samsung has just teased their latest quad-core Exynos chipset at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) event recently. The new chipset is to be manufactured on a 32nm process unlike the current Exynos dual-core chips that are currently found in smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II, which are built upon a 45nm process.
This Cortex-A9 chip is supposed to perform 26% better than the current Exynos chips while also offering up to a 50% improvement in battery life. In a couple of demos battery drain was decreased by 45% in CPU intensive tasks and by 48% in a 3D calculations demonstration.
The new Exynos chips will be available in dual and quad core variants and will be able to clock in at up to 1500 MHz. Samsung’s upcoming ARM chips are said to be part of an initiative to offer better battery life rather than just raw performance. This chip will go head to head not only with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset but also Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon S4 “Krait” platform.
We will likely see an official announcement from Samsung next week at Mobile World Congress, although it is somewhat unlikely we will see any phones powered by the new chips in Barcelona.
Kitguru says: A nice improvement in performance while decreasing battery percent by a decent margin, I cannot wait until we see these chips in phones.