Samsung’s Exynos 5250 Will Be Available in Q2 2012
After waiting for some time, Samsung releases a new chipset that will go to its future smartphones and tablets. Dubbed the Exynos 5250, it is a worthy successor to the widely successful Exynos 4210, which is powering current high-end devices including the Samsung Galaxy SII. The chipset can support up to 2GHz dual-core processor, specifically the 32nm ARM Cortex A15. It is expected that the new chipset and processor combination can offer twice the performance of the Exynos 4210 and Cortex A9 cores. The Exynos 5250 offers 14,000 DMIPS, compared to the 4210 at 7,500 DMIPS. The chipset is manufactured using the low-power HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) process.
The Exynos 5250 shines in the 3D graphics department too and the ARM Mali-T604 boosts the 3D performance dramatically up to four times. The chipset supports stereoscopic 3D and it can run much higher resolutions as well, up to 2560×1600 pixels (WQXGA). This is impressive, considering the fact that high end Android devices only run 1280×800 resolution. The first Exynos chipset, the 3110 was released in 2010, it supports up to 1GHz Single-core ARM Cortex-A8. The first generation of Samsung Galaxy S and Nexus S use Exynos 3110. It was followed by Exynos 4210 that supports up to 1.14GHz of dual-core processor with Mali 400 GPU and a minor update the Exynos 4212, supports dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. It is still not known whether Samsung will also release a chipset that supports quad-core processor in 2012. Undoubtedly, in the near future we can enjoy faster performance and more intense graphic presentation. Samsung will start the mass production of Exynos 5250 in Q2 2012 and new devices that use the chipset will start to arrive a few months later.