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Samsung succesfully produces an ARM-based chip with 20nm technology

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Samsung succesfully produces an ARM-based chip with 20nm technology
Samsung announced that, together with Synopsis, it has produced one of the first ARM-based chips with the 20nm process, and created a design kit for potential customers to play with. The more transistors you can place on the same space, the more powerful processor you will have, or you can place the same amount of transistors over a smaller footprint, thus leaving space for larger camera sensor or other goodies, which, in today's slim smartphones, is quite beneficial.

If you followed our articles on the 1GHz+ and dual-core chipsets for phones and tablets, you've noticed that the best of the current crop are produced with the 45nm production method, which allowed for more powerful gizmos with the same battery consumption as the first Qualcomm Snapdragon, for instance, which was made with the 65nm process. There we wrote that chipset manufacturers are planning to shift production to even more efficient methods, like 32nm, and even 20nm. Intel is expected to out its Clover Trail chips for tablets next year, made with 32nm.

It has been a whole different ballgame to move towards something as small as 20nm, says Samsung, but the obstacles have obviously been overcome, and we can hopefully expect much more magic from the Exynos line of SoCs in Samsung's phones and tablets further down the road.

via XbitLabs

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posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:15 7

1. ap (unregistered)


Now thats what i call progress.....good work Samsung...

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:17 4

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


That's great!

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:18 6

3. chill (unregistered)


Yay! Galaxy SIII anyone?

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:23 9

4. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Ooops, sorry Applez, you missin out on SAMOLED and now some 20nm lovin

iPhone 5 is already old tech and its still 3 months away BWAHAHHAHAH @ Jobs!

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:25 9

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


So is the iphone 6 lol

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 10:04 7

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if only they spent more time cultivating working relationships and less time suing their partners they would have probably gotten this new chip. woopsie to them.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:31 4

6. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung will make bad Apple smell worst than death fishes.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:38 2

7. lololo (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Lol at the apple fanboy thumbs down on everybody

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:47 1

8. Laurynas (unregistered)


Strange that no one of Apple fans didn't commented it yet. Maye it is hard to troll such news. :D

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 15:04

33. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


We're here. We just tolerate fandroids most of the time, lol. The iphone ends up outselling everyone in the end anyway :)

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 17:03 4

41. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


because its a loaded contest. If you do true sales of the OS which is what matters, Android stomps all over iOS. you want to compare one device against an army to make yourself feel better about sales.

Truth is, android continues to gain market share while iOS has been shrinking the last few quarters.

I guess thats why apple decided its best to blatantly copy Android with iOS5 and sue the manufacturers to try to scare them out of the game.. you know, instead of innovating and competing honestly. lol

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 19:53 1

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hahaha great logic. So it's not fair to compare phone to phone because android competes with other androids? Who does iPhone compete with then idiot? And if you compare OS to OS iOS wins by a lot again.

You're argument holds no water.


Why don't you over clock your tablet and play with your task manager.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 09:53

47. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


how does iOS win if you compare OS to OS? can you please tell me that? just.. explain it to me.. in detail.. PLEASE!! lol

sounds like your jealous that i can overclock my tablet and manually manage my system if i so choose to. Oh yea, and i can play flash, multitask, take 3d videos, run on 4g, video call without wifi and so much more. :)

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 08:09 4

9. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This is fantastic news.

See, a mere copycat riding on Apple's coattails would never be able to do something like this.

And don't you guys worry. We'll see Taco and Gemini yet, claiming that Apple invented everything and that Samsung kidnapped Jobs and extracted all of his best ideas from his brain.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 10:13 2

11. ph00ny (Posts: 585; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'm glad apple is poking at samsung. They're really starting to bring out the best out of the group.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 10:38 6

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wow you fandroids are really really hoping to see Apple fail. This article has nothing to do with Apple and is simply about a new chipset. And yet fandroid after fandroid talking about Apple.

Guess what your army of crapdroids is not going to take out the iPhone. When it launches this fall it will demolish every POS crapdroid in its way. You guys better pray it doesn't launch on all carriers.


Sniggly for you I'll list some things your copy cat os has


swiping gesture to move across pictures
kinetic scrolling
pinch to zoom

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 11:29 3

16. EFchris91 (Posts: 22; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


I LOL'd at "You guys better pray it doesn't launch on all carriers" Thats awesome, I agree with every word you say.



And F this website, great articles and reviews, but everyone is Android fans and just bash Apple in articles that aren't even related to them.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 11:45 1

17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude you are a clown! Why is it PhoneArena.com’s fault that everyone is an Android fan? Obviously there will be more Android fans because Android is the #1 OS in the world. Guy you need to get a clue. On the chip design, this is truly a marvel. This is going to make a huge difference in the soon to be future. 20 nm technology means less power consumption meaning BETTER battery life. This is great, too bad Apple severed their relationship with Samsung, cause these new Samsung chips will kill those chips from Apples new client. Who are those guys again? lol

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 11:51 2

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


everyone is not an android fan. It's the same group of losers that comment on every apple article. There's about 10 of you and you follow Apple around like lost puppies. You wish so bad android is better, but deep down you know it's not lol.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 12:30

23. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


jaja so wich one is it.. they PA says Apples is doing good u guys bash PA for kissing up to Apple.. but god forvits that they say something good about ....lets say Samsung and Andrids commanded by Superandroidevo and his ruthless fanboys talk nothing but apple....(most comments here are about ....apple this..apple that..).. how sad..

ps.. superandroidevo ..is not personal..just killing time here.. u know i like your comments....

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 13:13

26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol I know it's not personal. We have to have fun with this. It's like which came first the chicken or the egg? lol

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 12:07 1

19. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


OMG taco50 you really scraped the bottom of that barrel. I am playing the violin like Barry did in Dinner for Schmucks. You know with my 2 fingers! lol That was a funny movie! It's like that is all you have.

"Sniggly for you I'll list some things your copy cat os has


swiping gesture to move across pictures
kinetic scrolling
pinch to zoom"

Please get over it. EVERY ONE HAS THOSE FEATURES! Apple is the master of copy cats. If Apple didn't copy everyone the iPhone would have NEVER existed! I am going to practice some "Brain Control" on you. lol Here I go & repeat after me, just in case you don't know Apple didn't invent everything. This planet was here before Apple. lol

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 12:21

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Did Apple have those features first? Do they own patents? The answer is yes. Is android a blatant copy of iOS. Yes again.


Didn't say Apple invented everything.


Answer the question did iPhone has those features first?

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 13:52 3

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


taco50 Apple copied Nokia's patents & still made the iPhone. So this is a vicious cycle that will never end. Where does it start & where does it end? The FACT is Apple's iPhone is built on coping other people's technology. Like I always say if it's good for Apple then it's good for everyone else. Apple shouldn't really have those patents because those patents came from stolen patented technology in the first place! If Apple’s iPhone was 100% original then you would have a point. You & I BOTH know Apple’s iPhone is not original at all. Touch screen phones & tablets existed before Apple went into production of those items in question! So if you want to get all technical there it is. Apple shouldn’t be rewarded with patents that only came from stolen ideas from other companies. How can you justify Apple having those patents for pinch to zoom, kinetic scrolling, & swiping gesture to move across pictures when those ideas came from an iPhone who infringed on other people’s patents in the first place? Without those stolen ideas & patents those new Apple patents that resulted wouldn't even exist. Again it’s that vicious cycle all over again! lol

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 12:31

24. pandamaja (unregistered)


Apple is getting dragged into this because you can't read an article about samsung without hundreds of people claiming that Samsung 'doesn't innovate', Samsung 'copies', 'Samsung why don't you go and invent something for yourself instead of stealing from apple'.

This is proof otherwise.

Plus this site is loaded with android fans because the unlike every other damn site out there phone arena isn't flooded with apple articles. Seriously.

And on a final note. Using the word 'copy cat' makes you sound like you're in kindergarten. Regardless of which OS you use.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 15:06 1

34. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Crapdroids? I like that :) That totally sums up how crappy android devices and apps are, and of course its users. Nice one Taco.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 10:57 1

13. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


My single core Samsung focus is smoother, faster, and more responsive when scrolling around the home screen, pictures, and web browsing than most Android devices. Same with iPhone , there's just too much going on when using the android, you need more power and processors.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 11:03 4

14. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I agree android is poorly designed for memory and power management. Therefore the constant freezing and force closing. Windows phone 7 and iPhone do a much better job. I'd rather have a phone that's reliable and pleasant to use than one jammed up with live wallpaper and useless widgets.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 12:53 1

25. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Dude...how long have you ever used an Android phone, and how often did it freeze and force close?

I've had a DROID X for just about a year now, and it force closes something maybe twice a month. That's hardly "constant."

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 14:53

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I've used lots of android phones. Most recently I used the Thunderbolt as my main phone for two weeks. Constant lag, freezing and force closing is as much a part of android as iTunes is part of iOS.

I've also worked troubleshooting phones and android after android came in with these same issues. Guess what hard resets and replacements didn't fix it.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 15:11

35. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And oh taco, you forgot to mention the very poor battery life of the thunderbolt. But these fandroids won't get it because they somehow have acquired special android devices that don't lag, have no freezing issues, no force closing issues, and have battery lives of 1 month, sometimes longer, lol.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 20:04 2

43. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You and Taco should travel to NY and get married already.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 11:04

48. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I don't believe you, Taco. You hate Android so much that I doubt you have handled them at all.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 14:48 2

30. DumbandDumber (unregistered)


You installed live wallpapers and useless widgets onto your android phone? Doesn't that define you as being stupid?

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 14:52 1

31. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I use an iPhone which is the phone of choice for adults and professionals.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 20:05 3

44. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol then why do you have one?

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 07:59

45. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 May 2011)


owned!!

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 11:22 3

15. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Hey, Samsung makes WP7 phones too, its not always about android...and im pretty sure this is going to be on WP8 because that OS is going to be beast!!!

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 12:15

20. Mube (unregistered)


Next is what!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 12:21

22. Kinslayer (unregistered)


Good news for the technology!

Any chance they will spend sometime researching how to not use freaking plastic to make their phones? =/

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 13:41

27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


My new phone I won

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 13:42 1

28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/taco5000/d850795a.jpg

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 15:12

36. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


So how's the phone?

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 15:33

37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I haven't used it yet. Thinking about selling it. Maybe one of these fandroids will give me $1,000 for it since android is so great.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 15:48

38. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


They won't buy it from you. These fandroids get their android devices from a special android plant. An android plant that produces android devices with no issues, and is exclusive to fandroids only. That is why their android devices are flawless, compared to other android devices that are crappy at best, lol.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 16:17 4

39. duder (unregistered)


wow full of yourself much?

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 11:06

49. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I already told you, since Android is worthless and the Charge is simply a cheap copycat of the iPhone, you should just give it to me for free. And pay for shipping too.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 16:28 2

40. JoeMadafada (unregistered)


My fellow nerds... Relax! Everyone knows that Apple and Androids are great. I love them both, you guys really need to get along! Who cares about which ones run better or which ones out selling the other. Can't we just get along? Sheesh! They are just phonea for christ sake! Just phones! No matter how great the next phone is going to be, it's going to be obsolete the following year and a new cycle of hatred will begin. Just stop this nonsense. You guys are making this community look bad.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 08:06

46. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 May 2011)


amen!

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 14:57

50. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


But you have to admit, Joe, it is ALWAYS a fun read.....

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