The Benefits of Exynos-Powered Tablets
June 27, 2012
From the original Samsung Galaxy Tab to the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and beyond, Exynos devices have powered some of the highest performing tablets on the market. Their fast clock speeds and power-saving technology form the core of devices that can take full advantage of their mobile APs, whether it’s to run multiple apps simultaneously or play HD video without encoding. Previous Exynos-powered tablets have raised the bar for PC-like performance on mobile devices, but it’s the next generation that will set the industry standard.
Samsung Galaxy Tab
• Exynos 3 Single
• 768 x 1024 pixel resolution
• 7” LCD Screen
Released in September 2010, the original Samsung Galaxy Tab was the first tablet to use an Exynos processor. Equipped with an Android 2.2 OS and a 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 based Exynos 3 Single, also known as the “Hummingbird,” the Galaxy Tab was one of the first serious competitors against the top-selling tablet at the time. Engadget reviewed the Galaxy Tab upon its release, naming it the “gold standard for Android tablets,” while PC Mag called the tab “well-built, elegant, and fast.”
Many of the features that resonated with consumers were made possible because of the Exynos 3 Single. Consumers welcomed not only the high-speed/low-power performance, but also the full Flash support that set the Galaxy apart from the competition. Users’ Internet experience was richer, and graphic-intensive apps designed within Google’s UI guidelines made the most of the Tab’s WSVGA resolution. Subsequent versions of the Galaxy Tab have grown out of the achievements of the original, with Exynos processors at the heart of some of the highest performing models.
As part of the most recent generation of Galaxy Tabs, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 outperforms the original at nearly every benchmark. It’s the first tablet to feature a Super AMOLED Plus display, and the powerful 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Dual 45nm processor ensures that your portable media-watching experience is seamless. At 7.89mm thin and weighing just shy of 12oz, this version of the Galaxy Tab takes full advantage of its streamlined mobile AP.
Technology developed by Exynos design engineers has helped equipped Galaxy Tabs achieve the level of performance they’ve reached today. For example, the Exynos 4 Dual has the lowest power consumption in its class. In combination with the Galaxy 7.7’s 5100mAh battery, users can go longer between charges regardless of performing high-level tasks. The native triple display feature even allows you to share media stored on your tab across other displays.
As Exynos processors have evolved, they’ve enabled equipped tablets to perform more and more like a PC while still optimizing battery life. Thanks to advancements made by the Exynos engineering team, the newest generation of Exynos-equipped tablets is already on the horizon. You may be hearing about more powerful Exynos processors in some highly anticipated devices, so keep an eye on Samsung Exynos and your go-to tech and mobile blogs.