Looks like Tim Cook has some explaining to do. Did you expect anything different from Samsung’s Exynos quad-core? It’s built on Samsung’s 32nm high-k + metal gate LP process. It integrates four ARM cortex A9s that run up to 1.4 GHz. Each core can be controlled individually when needed to save power consumption. They also operate on their own voltage and frequency plane. You won’t find a fifth core, but Samsung feels they don’t need it with the 32nm HK+MG LP process.
The GPU is still the same ARM Mali-400/MP4 from the dual-core Exynos, but we aren’t sure how it clocks. Also the same is the dual-channel LPDDR2 memory controller that feeds the SoC. This performance should be competitive with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 with lower power levels.
As you can see in the above image, the GPU side of things are quite impressive. Samsung is now the new king, but will that hold up when the iPhone 5 launches later this year?
For the Browser and CPU, the Exynos quad-core takes out the iPhone 4S, but there is considerable competition from the HTC One X and the Lava Xolo X900. Of course the Vellamo benchmark below is Qualcomm based so take that for what it’s worth.