Samsung Unveils New Dual-Core Exynos 4212 Processor
Following the successful Samsung Exynos 4210 chip that powers the Galaxy S II, the Korean manufacturer has just unveiled the follow-up SoC, the dual-core Exynos 4212.
It’s a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor designed with 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process. It will clock at 1.5GHz but will still be 30% more power efficient over the previous process generation SoC. Additionally, the Exynos 4212 packs a brand new GPU that is advertised to deliver 50% higher 3D graphics performance over the previous model. While the SoC will be sampled to select customers in Q4 2011, it is rumored to be featured in the Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus that will be hopefully revealed on October 11.