Samsung’s Exynos 4412 To Be The First Quad-Core SoC To Hit The Market?

Samsung appears to be hot on the heels of Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chip set as news and details of an Exynos quad-core System on a Chip (SoC) emerge.  Tidbits of the 4412 quad-core chip have been spotted on the Kernel Git page and Samsung has provided support for it on their development boards.  According to the support page, the 4412 is close to that of the Exynos 4212 and takes its ques from the ARM Cortex A9 platform, touting four CPU cores.  Each core reportedly has a clock speed of 1.5 GHz, like that of the 4212.  No word yet, of course, on a release date or a device that the technology might show up on but it’s sure exciting to be in a time when chips like this are hitting the market.  Clearly Nvidia has their work cut out for them as they begin to release devices housing the Tegra 3 such as the Asus Transformer Prime.  In addition, it’s also reported that Samsung is working on the next gen Exynos CPU based on the ARM Cortex A15 with support for the big.LITTLE technology.

[via Sammy Hub]


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Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.

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