Samsung begins sampling the Exynos 5250, mass production kicks off in Q2 2012
0. phoneArena 27 Jan 2012, 10:53 posted on
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1. medicci37 (Posts: 1267; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Is Samsung coming out with a quad-core this year?
2. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
Exynos 5250 + Mali T-604 + HD AMOLED + ICS = AWESOMENESS
19. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
screw mali. back to powerVR!!!! Mali is nice but PVR is better. :)
30. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
And a good design to match the amazing internals. I would buy that phone in a heartbeat.
3. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
well it's maybe possible that they will try to dominate quad's with their new dual core A-15??
4. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
they quite possibly could due to the A-15 architecture
6. c.hack (Posts: 603; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
Awesome. Now our Samsungs can drop calls twice as fast and crash twice as often. Speed does not equal quality, or a good experience.
7. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
yeah, but samsung makes quality phones WITH nice specs.
10. jove39 (Posts: 1757; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
come on...Samsung is not bad...Galaxy S had little issue here and there...but with Galaxy S II...Samsung has done wonders...and I own both phones...have you ever used Galaxy S II...in your life?
14. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
c.hack every time you post I cry over the fact that you have children.
Literally, tears are shed.
Tell them I said the world is sorry.
16. c.hack (Posts: 603; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
Glad to see you spend your time following me. You really need to get a life. Or maybe not, because of the oxygen you would waste.
17. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
It's not that I spend my time following you but your worthless posts are on every single article that has anything to do with Android or Samsung.
Besides, you used to make good posts. So I always read yours hoping for something new and i'm always disappointed.
And as far as getting a life is concerned, when you grow up and have a real job with your own office you can read phone news at work too.
8. f1r3z0r (Posts: 90; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Ok! But what about playing PS2 or PS3 games on Android phone?? Any news yet? Because we will have a powerful processor of 2.0 quad core and we still playing games like N.O.V.A 2 HD quality?
9. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
seriously? if you are a hardcore gamer just get a pc!
13. jove39 (Posts: 1757; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
For powerful gaming...powerful gpu is required...like PowerVR SGX543 MP2 (in A5)...if samsung could throw dual or quad code T604...in their chip...many gaming nerds will have smiling faces ;)
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5710; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'd almost say i wish Samsung would go back to using PowerVR Graphics especially when MP2s are available to them but Samsung has optimized Exynos so well for their phones that they shouldn't really bother. o:
12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
i think that OMAP 5 will beat this.. it also started sampling, it also sports A15 core, but takes the latest Power VR GPU instead of mali. and from what I've read, Imagonation Technologies have the clear edge over all others
18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5710; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i would've thought the OMAP4 could beat the 4210 with that logic too but there's something else about these Exynos processors that make them so much better that i admit i just don't understand. it may just come from sheer optimization.
20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the omap is nice, but exynos is where its at. and the upcomming generation the exynos should have a wider lead. from all the companies prelimary reports, going by the "the next chip will be XX more powerful than the current chip", the exynos is going to have the biggest bump and its already the most powerful chip.
22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5710; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah and with LTE support there won't be any more questions from us power users. damn Samsung dangling that in front of my face. DISTRIBUTE EXYNOS TO MOTOROLA PL0X!!!
28. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they did get extra factories open this year. hopefully that will increase production of the 5xxx line. id love to see that kind of power widely available for multiple manufacturers. we all win that way.
I cant wait to see the first few optimized apps that make these chips chug along.
23. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
I still haven't found any evidence that there's anything particularly special about the exynos when compared to the Razr. And smartphoneenvy compared the two and the Razr opened everything faster. Still can't beat Samsung for smoothness when it comes to scrolling on web pages though.
I did start comparing versions on youtube though. Samsung gets the same kind of smoothness and performance out of its Tegra II devices and S3 devices, though the S3 devices still have more lag and occasionally checkerboard. So yeah it's got to be some kind of optimization. They're the only OEM who does their own file system, I guess they just learned alot from the Galaxy SI devices.
24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5710; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i don't know how you don't see it but the Galaxy S II (Exynos Variants) do feel noticeably smoother compared to the Razr. now the Razr is a beast don't get me wrong but Exynos optimized TW4 just feels incredibly smooth and snappy. it exhibits a certain quality that even the sheer power and light interface of the Razr hasn't quite reached yet.
26. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Does it? Honestly my time was limited but I didn't notice any major differences when doing general things on the homescreens. I'll take your word for it though.
I dunno though, I just don't get off on smoothness like some people do. I care more about outright speed as long as smoothness is sufficient which is why I'd chose the Razr(maxx) if I had to get one of the two.
Then again, different day, different connection maybe the GSII woulda been faster, not like there was a massive difference.
27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5710; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, i'm totally with you Bro especially since the trade off for said smoothness is LTE connectivity goodness.
29. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
alright.. when starting this conversation, i know you said eyxnos, but what SGS2 variant were you playing with? If it was the skyrocket or the Tmobile SGS2/hercules, it was not an exynos chip. Just wanted to throw that out there.
21. JGuinan007 (Posts: 672; Member since: 19 May 2011)
So what about LTE do these chips play nice with LTE data?
25. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
I just wish that LG makes some badass chip to rule them all because I'm sure they can do it it's just a matter of wanting to do it :D i love LG :D