Exynos 4 Quad News Roundup
May 3, 2012
The release of the Exynos 4 Quad has been highly anticipated, with bloggers and tech news sources speculating about the new processor’s capabilities for the past several weeks. Since the product’s recent launch, people have had a lot to say about the first quad-core processor in the Exynos line.
Engadget, a popular consumer electronics web magazine, chose Samsung’s launch of the Exynos 4 Quad processor as one of their top stories. The article tipped off readers about plans for the 4 Quad to be used in the Samsung Galaxy S3, which will be officially announced in May. Compared to its predecessor, the 1.4GHz 4 Quad has twice the processing power and uses 20% less energy because of its High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power technology. The processor’s high-level performance and energy efficiency will take multi-tasking on the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the next level.
The release of the Exynos 4 Quad was one of the top stories in the pipeline at AnandTech, an online news source that focuses on the latest advances in the IT industry. The article gives a high-level, technical explanation of the processor’s features. The Exynos 4 Quad consists of 4 ARM® Cortex A9s that run at a speed of up to 1.4GHz, so smartphones running on the system can support multi-tasking similar to that experienced on a PC. The 4 Quad is also “package and pin compatible” with the45 nm Exynos 4 Dual that is used in the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note , so mobile device manufacturers can update their products without incurring high re-design costs.
Wired.com, the online version of the respected magazine, also covered the Exynos 4 Quad release. The article detailed many of the same features as other news sources, but also pointed out that the 4 Quad is the first quad-core mobile processor in the world that uses low-power High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) technology to reduce power consumption. The Samsung press release described a “PC-like experience” for those with smartphones that run on the 4 Quad. Users will be able to perform more tasks in less time because the Exynos 4 Quad has more processing cores to handle different tasks, such as streaming video and updating applications.
The Exynos 4 Quad is brand new to the market, so keep an eye on your favorite tech and mobile blogs for more announcements. To keep up with the latest developments in mobile processors, be sure to visit the Samsung Exynos website and blog .