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  • anactoraaron - Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - link

    I've been waiting for dual core smartphones to come out before upgrading from my painfully slow, yet functional Nokia E63. The wait is finally coming to an end... Reply
  • Mike1111 - Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - link

    Well, the 5x is not necessarily the same. LG talks of "up to 5x faster gaming performance over single core processors running at 1 GHz" and Samsung talks of "5 times the 3D graphics performance over the previous processor generation from Samsung". Gaming performance is not necessarily the same as 3D graphics performance. Also LG's point of reference is pretty undefined, but we have plenty of information and benchmarks of Samsung's previous processor generation and the SGX540 (Hummingbird).

    I also wonder if Samsung is using a VXE video encoder for 1080p encoding. Unless they switched from IMG to ARM IP (e.g. Mali-400 multicore GPU and whatever video decoder/encoder ARM offers).
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  • PhilipHaa - Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - link

    Samsung was announced some time ago as the 1st licensee of ARMs Mali graphics...may be this is its first use? I have no idea on the specs for Mali graphics? Reply
  • MySchizoBuddy - Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - link

    I think Apple will continue to go for the less power route and higher battery life than higher performance route. Future A4 chips might even have 10hrs+ of battery life. Reply
  • mianmian - Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - link

    Apple has to upgrade it's A4 anyway. The most logic way is to put Cortex A9 into A5 or something. Reply
  • bupkus - Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - link

    This looks like it's time for a bifurcation of the product line. One path for super long battery life, probably extending the current products at a diminishing price and a performance line to compete with the new performance players. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - link

    Agreed.

    As interesting as a Cortex A9-MPCore phone would be, better would be if we could get Cortex A8 @ 1GHz in almost everything, for a lower cost, on an ever shrinking process, to save power and size. Because to be honest, it's more than enough for most people.
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  • Adsski - Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - link

    They said it themselves

    http://www.samsung.com/us/business/semiconductor/n...

    It states Initial samples in Q3

    I guess the advantage over using the SGX540 is only having to pay a license fee to ARM
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  • SunLord - Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - link

    Whats stopping Samsung from ordering a custom built bobcat gpu derivative from amd like Microsoft did for the 360? I know it's about as likely as pigs flying or Iran and Israel becoming close allies tommorow still an amusing thought Reply
  • metafor - Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - link

    These are sub-1W chips. Bobcat's GPU isn't really in this power envelope. We're talking sub-200mW for full-load operation here. Reply
  • coolio68 - Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - link

    There is no way this is Mali 400 - it is simply not powerful enough. The timescales in the above post prove nothing.
    It must be PowerVR, such as an SGX 543MP or similar.
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  • mmatis - Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - link

    but what ever happened with the Anniversary HD 5770 giveaway? Reply
  • 7Enigma - Thursday, September 09, 2010 - link

    Seconded! Reply
  • jeans_xp - Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - link

    It is definitely that: A4 is manufactured by SAMSUNG Semiconductor. The smae AP core is also used in Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S. For more IC tech information in website: www.mobilegoing.com Reply

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