Samsung introduces Dual CORTEX A9 for your future smartphone needs

by Rafael Hernandez on September 7, 2010 · 0 comments

If you’re the type to regret buying a phone that’s about to be outdated then your smartphone purchase is about to be delayed a bit. Samsung has introduced their new dual core CORTEX A9 ARM based processor designed for all manner of gadgetry from the previously mentioned smartphone to tablets and everything in between. The new chip, named Orion, runs at a familiar 1GHz clock speed and 1MB of L2 cache for those beefier mobile application demands.

The hits keep on coming with built-in accelerators, I presume they mean the built-in GPU, that allows for 30FPS 1080p video playback and recording which is an impressive feature if it finds its way into future phone models. The chip is also touting an updated graphics processor they claim to have up to five times faster 3D performance than their previous generation of chips.

Interestingly the chip can also handle up to three displays at the same time, two on a device and an external display via an HDMI 1.3a port, which should make for some slick gadget designs or just extended functionality for media playback on a monitor or home theater.

Chips will be shipping out to gadget designers in the fourth quarter while the first half of next year will see mass production of the chip which means you’ll see products based on this beefy new chip late 2011 or early 2012. Happy waiting.

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