In a recent news release, the Santa Clara microprocessor manufacturer, Marvell, has announced a new 64-bit quad-core SoC that is both cost-effective and focuses heavily on carrier aggregation performance. This new SoC comes in Marvell’s ARMADA line of chips, dubbed the Mobile PXA1918 R10 LTE Carrier Aggregation SoC Platform.
SoCs, or System-on-Chips, do what their name suggests: combine all system functions on a single chip. MediaTek has announce a new Helo P10 series chip aimed at the mainstream market, so get ready to break out that soldering iron!
The Snapdragon 810 SoC isn’t due until 2015, but results for the chipset has already surfaced on AnTuTu. The machine running on the 810 sported 4 GB of RAM, a 6.2″ 2K screen, and KitKat. The SoC contains an Adreno 430 GPU and an octa-core 64-bit CPU made up of 4 Cortex-A57 cores along with 4 Cortex-A53 cores.
While we haven’t even seen an official device for the Snapdragon 805 released yet, we are seriously looking forward to Q2 2015 to get to see this 810 behemoth in action.
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LG is rumored to working on a homemade SoC that is based on the ARM architecture. Odin, as it’s being called, is rumored to come with four 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15s and four Cortex-A7s clocked at 1.7GHz. They will use a 28nm manufacturing process.
Rumors started back in the original Optimus G days but didn’t even make it into the G, G2, or G Pad 8.3. Even though it’s rumored to enter mass production soon, the SoC probably won’t be in the G3 either. LG looks to be having issues with the final design. It wanted to internalize the development and didn’t want to base the new SoC on Qualcomm Snapdragon processing that it was going to do initially. It’s rumored that LG wants to test out the concept on low-end devices first, rather than risk anything with the G3.
If rumors pan out, we may see a device packing the Odin SoC in the second half of the year.
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This week at Computex 2013 Intel unveiled their next-gen processor for mobile devices in the form of Atom micro-architecture, codenamed Silvermont. Intel recently demonstrated their new SoC in their new Bay Trail-T reference platform— a 10-inch, 2560 by 1440 tablet, weighing in at 611 grams and is about as thick as the 4th generation iPad. The device boots both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2— this is good news, because it means that Intel is planning to enter the Android tablet market. Battery life and performance specs haven’t been released yet but Intel has promised that both will be good.
Samsung inadvertently stole the show with the announcement of its Exynos 5 Octa at CES 2013. The eight-core processor features a combination of four ARM Cortex A7s and four ARM Cortex A15 chips. Considering Samsung’s historic reliance on ARM’s Mali-T604 GPU, we jumped to the conclusion that the company would incorporate the newest iteration of the Mali graphics component.
As it turns out, ‘multiple sources’ have confirmed that Samsung will instead be opting for the PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU clocked at 533MHz. Anandtech reports that the new choice of GPU will result in significantly improved performance equal to somewhere in between Apple’s A5X and the A6X processor.
Sure we’ve seen some other chipmakers working on a few budget processors for the masses recently, but other manufacturers seem to have their sights set on the ever-growing budget market as well. And so following its earlier onslaught of mobile processors, Broadcom recently announced its BCM21664T chip, which is a specialized SoC featuring a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, a VideoCore GPU which can support 720P video recording and full 1080P video playback. The chipset is also optimized for
faux-g HSPA+ technology and should be able to haul in downstream speeds of up to 21.1Mbps and upstream speeds of up to 5.8Mbps. Oh and best of all— Broadcom’s new SoC is specially optimized for Jelly Bean— specifically the newest Jelly Bean version. Very exciting news indeed.
So now that the chipset has been announced, we’re sure that many of you are eagerly awaiting the development of new budget-level devices featuring Jelly Bean running the show. Hopefully we don’t need to wait too long to see the first devices start to trickle down.
Hit the break the see Broadcom’s full presser.
Considering Samsung continues to churn out powerhouse after powerhouse, it’s fairly conceivable that it has its sights on developing even better and more powerful processors for future devices, right? It sure seems to be the case as Sammy is rumored to be developing an even faster version of its quad-core Exynos processor line. According to the gang at SamMobile, Sammy is currently developing a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor dubbed the Exynos 5440— which is based off ARM’s new Cortex A15 technology. The processor has a reference board identified as “SSDK5440” and should be head and shoulders above the Exynos 5250 processor— which is also Cortex-A15-based, but “only” a dual-core processor. Indeed it looks like the latest information seems to line up with earlier rumors involving Sammy’s “next big thing”.
Unfortunately there are no additional details like what the processor speed will be or what GPU will compliment the processor, but the thought of an even faster processor sure will many mouths salivating. We’ll be sure to provide additional details as we get them.
Intel could not hold itself much longer and has finally spilled the beans on its little project. Of course we already knew they were partnering with Motorola to bring the first of many Medfield-powered devices, but we now know the chipset maker will tab Lenovo as a launch partner as well. What this means is we will finally see some long-awaited devices formally introduced, perhaps as early as next week at MWC.
The devices will not fall short on features too. One of the major highlights of the Intel-powered devices is they are most likely to be powered by the sweetest iteration yet of the Android OS. Intel, MOTO and Lenovo each have yet to confirm this, but we’ve already seen a hint of why we we can expect ICS to run the devices. Also of note is the suggestion that Intel’s Medfield chip will have improved power consumption and energy use. This means we can reasonably expect solid performances and/or solid battery life in the Medfield smartphones.
It’s nice to have the official confirmation from the source itself, but I wonder where the Intel-powered LG device is as well. Maybe we can expect an LG device sometime later in the year.
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Intel took some time to show off their smartphone reference design based on its Medfield SoC and while the device itself may be ugly, the specs aren’t. The biggest aspect of the device is the 1.6 GHz Atom Z2460 Processor with HyperThreading. Intel promises that the device will have good battery life so those of you thinking that the battery will suck the juice right of the device in seconds will have to wait and see. This device promises up to 8 hours of 3G voice calling with a 1430 mAh battery which is surprisingly decent for the battery size.
Another key feature of intel’s design is the fact that the camera processor can support up to 24MP which can lead to some amazingly big and detailed photos down the road. It appears that Intel is letting the ARM folk know that they are ready to throw down and if the specs we see today are any indication they are ready to do just that. Other than that there isn’t much to say, hopefully we will be able to get a bit of hands on time with this new device. Stay tuned for more CES action.
[via Android Police]