Samsung unveils 1.5GHz Exynos action and 16MP sensor

Samsung unveils 1.5GHz Exynos action and 16MP sensorSamsung has issued a couple of press releases, one detailing the spanking new Exynos 4212 processor, the other dishing the dirt on a 16MP CMOS image sensor.

The press releases are full of numbers and acronyms and junk. Pretty tasty if you’re into that kind of thing. Ready?

The Exynos 4212 is a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 application processor, weighing in at 1.5GHz. It’s 30% more efficient and 25% faster than the Exynos 4210. In addition, it’ll feature an enhanced GPU, delivering 50% higher 3D graphical goodness.

The Samsung Exynos 4212 will be available to “select customers” in Q4 2011, and Sammie reckons it’ll feature in both smartphone and tablets.

The 16MP image sensor is the S5K2P1. Pretty catchy, huh? It boasts 16MP stills and 60fps video at 8.3MP. Samsung explains that it’s designed with “high-performance, advanced smartphones” in mind, as well as digital cameras and camcorders.

The S5K2P1 sensor is currently doing the rounds with “selected customers” (we like that phrase), and is scheduled for mass production this November.

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matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 3, 2011 at 14:38

Well that should see off the A5 chip in the iPhone 5 then ;)

blizzard7  Oct. 3, 2011 at 14:51

*cough* Samsung Fanboy *cough cough*

Treab  Oct. 3, 2011 at 14:54

now now blizz he cant help it if apple use outdated technology in there phones even in their new phones :p

kulikov  Oct. 3, 2011 at 15:19

wonder how the optics compare to the n8. megapixels are not everything and zeiss optics are amongst the best in the world.
seems good on the cpu front though!

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 3, 2011 at 15:28

The A5 chip isn't bad, that was my point. The CPU is pretty weak at only 1ghz but the GPU is massively powerful, even more so than the Mali 400 on the current exynos that's in the S2. You have to overclock a Mali 400 to get the same performance as the GPU on the A5. Though, if the article's right and this new GPU is 50% better than the Mali 400, then like I said, it should see off the A5 chip.


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