Samsung announces dual-core 2.0 GHz Exynos 5250 system on chip

Samsung has announced the next generation of their Exonys processors today, clocking in at 2 GHz. The dual-core Cortex-A15 chip will be made with a 32 nanometer process, like the Exynos 4212, support display resolutions up to 2560 x 1600, and stereoscopic 3D if you’re into that kind of thing. Samsung claims data transfer speeds have doubled to 12.8 GB/s, which will be pretty sweet for media hogs downloading a lot of content to the device.

This is the first time we’re hearing about anyone breaking the 2.0 GHz mark on mobile devices, though we’ve been able to get pretty close with unofficial kernels that overclock the Samsung Galaxy S II to 1.8 GHz. Things will start to get really interesting once we start drifting towards quad-core devices, which isn’t that far away.

So when will we start seeing the Exynos 5250 in real products? Samsung says samples and mass production will bein Q2 next year, so it’ll be awhile after that before other manufacturers start using them. Given the high resolution support, you can expect the Exynos 5250 to find a home in tablets first.

[Samsung via SammyHub]

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