Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core to support USB 3.0 and more

March 23, 2012
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Samsung and their Galaxy S III have both been a hot topic lately. With little details on the phone, or the rumored quad-core processor that will be under the hood. While we are still hopeful for any quad-core the new Samsung Exnyos 5 dual-core looks quite impressive too. New details are confirming support for high-res displays and even USB 3.0 and more.

First off I wanted to mention USB 3.0 as that isn't talked about much in the mobile space. Obviously this is still relatively new and not very widely adopted on PC's even though it was released in 2008. USB 3.0 would greatly increase charging speeds as it offers over twice the rating that 2.0 offers. Getting all that into a micro-USB connector might not be too easy, but I'd love to fully charge my phone twice as fast. Who wouldn't? Maybe we will see this on some tablets in the future?

Most of the new details on Samsung's Exynos 5 dual-core SoC aren't all that new over the quad-core chip, and is pretty technical that won't make sense for most users. What it comes down to us Samsung's next-gen processors will be fast, blazing fast. Using two, or four Cortex A15 chips rather than the older, more power hungry A9's like the Tegra 3 we could see some impressive results from Samsung. Qualcomm has taken the same route with their S4 processors but Tegra 3 and its 4 cores is still leading the pack for now. Not to mention already here and widely available.

For all the dirty details and numbers hit the via link below. What it comes down to is the Exynos 5 dual-core supports USB and SATA 3.0 standards, offers support for huge resolutions like 2560×1600, reaches speeds around 2.0 GHz, and could potentially have performance that beats both the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core, and Qualcomm's new and unreleased similar dual-core processor. I can't wait to see the Exynos 5 and the Galaxy S III.

[via SlashGear]


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  • lulzactive

    Samsung Galaxy SIII will not have Exynos 5. The arm cortex A15 is for later. Maybe end of this year or 2013