Samsung working on dual-core 2GHz Exynos processor

Samsung working on dual-core 2GHz Exynos processorSmartphone processors really have hit the big-time this year. We're now doubling up on cores and measuring speeds in the gigahertzes for the first time.

But that's just the start. A Samsung official has reportedly boasted that the company has a custom processor in the pipelines comprising two dedicated cores running at 2GHz – and that we'll be seeing handsets running the chip appear as soon as next year.

Korea's Maeli Business Newspaper quotes a “high-ranking official” from Samsung as making the claim, with the dual-core chip set to appear under the Exynos name and built on the familiar ARM infrastructure.

“We are planning to release a 2GHz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year,” the official is quoted as saying during an interview. “This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC.”

The report goes on to claim that Samsung is considering licensing the next-gen processor tech to other phone manufacturers in a bid to take on the dominant Qualcomm Snapdragon family of chips.

Bring on 2012...

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2011 at 14:23

hahaha here we are waiting for dual-cores with 1.2 GHz and he comes and ruins it all...

I think I'm just NOT going to buy any phones for 2 years. Tease somebody else :p

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