Exynos : The Power Inside the Samsung Galaxy S II
by John Kalkman on Oct 4, 2011
The Samsung Galaxy S II has finally arrived in the United States, and we here at Samsung Semiconductor couldn’t be more excited. Not only is this device beautifully designed, but it’s also powered by Samsung’s Exynos 4 Dual 45nm processor, making the Galaxy S II the most powerful smart phone on the market today.
The Exynos 4 Dual 45nm, which powers the Sprint and AT&T versions of the Galaxy S II, is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, based on the 32-bit RISC processor for smart phones, tablets, and netbooks. When considering processing power alone, the Exynos has the ability to put the phone on par with quite a few PCs on the market. As soon as you pick up a Galaxy S II, you’ll notice faster web browsing, seamless multi-tasking, excellent graphics quality, and an instantly responsive user interface – all thanks in large part to the Exynos.
And here’s some fun trivia for you: Exynos originates from the Greek words smart (exypnos) and green (prasinos). We announced this new nomenclature back in February to associate Samsung’s “smart and green” strategy for our semiconductor devices and solutions. Smart refers to the high-performance aspect and green represents the low-power features of our products.
While I could go on all day about how great the technology INSIDE the Samsung Galaxy S II is, we’re sure you’re curious to hear about all the great features the phone has to offer on the outside! Make sure to check out some of the pictures of the launch event, which took place in New York City on August 30. And if you want to witness the speed of an Exynos processor for yourself, be sure to stop by a Sprint or AT&T store and give the Samsung Galaxy S II a try when it hits store shelves!