The Benefits of Exynos-Powered Tablets
September 7, 2012
From the original Samsung Galaxy Tab to the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 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
• 1024x768 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 Galaxy tablets have grown out of the achievements of the original, with Exynos processors at the heart of some of the highest performing models.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
• Exynos 4 Quad
• 1280x800 pixel resolution
• 10.1” LCD Screen
Exynos-equipped tablets have advanced significantly since the release of the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, with the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 leading the way. Running on a 1.4GHz ARM® Cortex™-A9 quad-core Exynos processor, this powerhouse device is the talk of tech forums and news sites across the Internet due to its impressive features. You’ll experience smooth, high-speed performance when switching between intensive tasks – a feature made possible by the tablet’s powerful, yet power-efficient processor. In fact, the Exynos 4 Quad shows twice better CPU performance while consuming 20% less power than previous generations developed on a 45nm process.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 also opens the door to a greater range of creative capabilities. Users can take DSC-quality photos and edit them in Adobe® Photoshop® Touch or create mobile masterpieces with the embedded S Pen, which serves multiple functions. Artistic creations come to life on the 1280x800 (WXGA) LCD display, which comes with a handy multiscreen option that allows for true, side-by-side multitasking. Other features include a powerful 3D graphics engine that supports console-like 3D gaming, 1080p full HD playback, diverse memory support (LPDDR/LPDDR2/DDR3) and a large battery capacity for sustained usage. Whether you’re an artist, a gamer, a movie buff or a traveler, this newly announced tablet has something to offer you.
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.