Samsung Exynos 5250 appears on mysterious Samsung device at benchmark site

Samsung Exynos 5250 appears on mysterious Samsung device at benchmark site
Remember when the Apple iPhone was powered by a single-core 412MHz processor? Or how about those magazine ads AT&T paid for proudly announcing that the BlackBerry Bold 9000 was the fastest 'Berry yet with a single-core 624MHz processor. Time marches on and chps get faster. Back in March, we told you about how the Samsung Exynos 5250 would contain two Cortex-A15 CPU cores and a Mali-T604 GPU. The recently announced Samsung Chromebook will have this silicon under the hood, so we can assume that it is ready to ship. Clocked at 2GHz, the Exynos 5250 would double the performance of A9 chips and perform faster than quad-core chips. At the beginning of the year, we told you how the chip would support screens with resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels (WQXGA).

A mystery device spotted on GL Benchmark was powered by the Samsung Exynos 5250

A mystery device spotted on GL Benchmark was powered by the Samsung Exynos 5250

What got us thinking about the Samsung Exynos 5250 is a mysterious Samsung Android device that recently was spotted at GL Benchmark with the Exynos 5250 doing the heavy lifting. Considering that this will probably be the fastest chip on an Android model when launched on a device, it behooved us to take a long look at the mystery device which does have a model number of GT-B9150. According to SamMobile, the "B" on the mode number indicates a physical QWERTY keyboard. The 672 x 1280 resolution of the device could also indicate that there is a physical keyboard on the unit if it is a phone, or the resolution could just indicate that this is a tablet. Android 4.1 is powering the device either way.

Fans of the side-sliding QWERTY form factor might be hoping that this is the high end model that they have been waiting for for. We have Scooby and the gang checking it out and as long as it's not Old-man Johnson wearing a mask, we should have more information on this device as the year progresses.

source: GLBenchmark, SamMobile via AndroidandMe

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155 Comments

1. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

"672 x 1280 resolution" Could it be a Nexus phone with the on-screen buttons? Galaxy Nexus: GT-B9150 This thing:

5. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Galaxy Nexus: GT-i9250 This thing: GT-B9150 seem interesting and when it's dated the lastest Samsung Android smartphone with a physical keyboard?

7. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Nexus was the first thought in my mind as well...

91. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Nexus or not, the 5250 dual should perform on par with the s4 pro quad and the Exynos 5 quad will be the heavyweight by next year...thinking Galaxy Note 3

65. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

i think it's a flip / clamshell phone, just like the Samsung GT-B9120.

13. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

forget about optimus g and lg nexus exynos 5250 is coming guys! flexible screen 13 mpx samsung sensor 2,5 gb 5250 exynos 2,5 gb ram (new faster ram technolgy from samsung ) super amoled HD double plus :P = samsung galaxy s4

15. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

lol.... super amoled HD Double plus

25. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

what is 2,5 gb 5250 exonys??

83. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i meant 2,5 ghz sorry guys xD

98. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If you are expecting the Galaxy S4 to come out with that specs you are going to be disappointed, Samsung usually uses Sony's sensors, and what the hell is 2,5gb 5250 exynos? Maybe a 2ghz Exynos seems possible but 2,5ghz? Super Amoled HD double plus? What are you smoking dude? o.o

111. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I just speculating :-) but let me tell u 1 thing u have no f**king idea! if u never heard about the new samsung sensor 4 samsung smartphones than ur not at the level to talk about something like that! and we all thought that the note 2 has a pentile matrix but the come up with a other new matrix and im pretty sure to see a fexiblescreen on the s4 samsung has one realy big advantage that they can make everything! but u will never see such leaks as that we have seen from the iphone 5 or ipad mini... sorry 4 my bad english

26. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

I don't think this will be a galaxy nexus because there is no need to take out 48 pixels for the onscreen buttons.. Previous nexus has the resolution of 720 x 1280 and only 4 pixels were reserved for the on screen buttons. One thing is sure that it's a qwerty keyboard smartphone as Samsung always uses "B" FOR its qwerty android phones..

80. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Have you an idea of how much are small 4 pixels? XD

43. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

if it were on screen buttons it'll be 1196 x 720

79. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

GLBenchmark is done in landscape, so to cut that it should be in tablet mode

61. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

the code GT-Bxxxx usually refers to QWERTY phones or clamshell phones.

90. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

What about a tablet with a keyboard transformer style? Samsung does not have one of those, so they may be using the B for that. They said the 5250 would be first used in tablets too.

104. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

don't like on screen buttons

112. shirtlessrabbit4

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

+1 less pixels

113. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Use a Nexus for a while and you won't think that I use to think like that

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

4.3 or 4.5 incher + keyboard interesting I want a note 2 with a keyboard!

3. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

wow! it's about time.

4. Android2627

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

i Think Sammy Surely Needs an Upgrade as Exynos 4 and Mali 400 are Not being as powerful as before it was thought as Snapdragon has already Ripped them in most hope Exynos 5 Rock the Mobile world again....

6. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Looks good, wonder how well it will stack up against the S4 Pro

27. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

A15 may or may no be better than S4 PRO as Krait architecture is somewhat same as that of A15..

46. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That's what they said about about the Scorpion architecture in the S3, yet that turned out to be one of the worst dual cores on the market despite being clocked 300 MHz above the competition. I still think A15 has an edge on Krait, but it's nowhere near as big of a gap as it was between A9 and Scorpion.

62. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Not entirely true. Qualcomm is an ARM licensee. They have a license to use the ARM instruction set, but they make their own chip design. Scorpion S3 was not exactly same as A9. Similarly Krait architecture is also not same as A15. There are similarities, but they are not exactly same. Exynos 5 (or any other A15) will be faster than Krait at same clock. To give an example, look at recent Samsung Chromebook using Exynos 5250. In SunSpider test it clocks 620ms. Now compare this against S4 SoC (lower is better). LG Optimus G scores around 1300-1400 range. Remember this is the first version of ChromeOS running on ARM SoC, whereas S4 is running Android on many devices. So with further optimization, this will get even better. In terms of GPU, Mali-T04 "should" be far ahead of Adreno320. Adreno320 in S4 Pro clocks around 25-30GFLOPs. Whereas Mali-T604 is marked at 72GFLOPs. More than that there are other standard and architectural advantages like GPGPU and double memory bandwidth. it’s 12.8GB/s in Exynos 5 compared to 6.4GB/s in S4 Pro. Here’s a leaked Antutu benchmark for Exynos 5: http://www.antutu.com/view.shtml?id=2718 The important part to note here is 3D value. Now compare this against other S4 SoC. This is like 3x times compared to S4 Pro. Here’s a Antutu link for LG OPtimus G: http://antutu.com/view.shtml?id=2079 Here’s HTC J Butterfly which also runs the same S4 pro: http://antutu.com/view.shtml?id=2728 A15 should easily beat Krait from evidence I saw till now. But we will definitely get more credible evidence soon.

71. madridista

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Doesn't matter. Touchwiz would lag even on a core i7.

76. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Typical madridista. Always be in shadows of barca!

75. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

While most what you said is completely true there are a few things i disagree with. While the Exynos 5250's will no doubt be very impressive on Android, it would be even more impressive if it was able to repeat the score on the Chromebook. Chrome OS is a bare bones OS with an HTML 5 rendering ability that is better than any mobile (phone/tablet) device. To use benchmarks from different OSs to prove processor prowess is like saying one bridge is better than another because the color is more consistent. There are so many factors that make it an unfair comparison. Also, while it is true that core for core, the A-15s should beat the S4s core for core, chances are for multi-threaded apps (apps optimized for use on more than one core) the S4 quads should still rule the chip world for a while. The major companies that have announced there intention to make A-15 chips have stated that quad core chips will only be for tablet use if used at all (at least for the first few months after appearing on the market). The reasoning behind this decision is that the executives think that processors that powerful are pointless because nothing could use all that power (speaking of phones) except for powering ridiculous resolutions (tablet specific needs).. For phones, the S4 quads (which are expected to receive a speed boost around the time A-15 devices are making their ways towards the hands of consumers) will continue its reign as king, but its margin of victory will be greatly lowered.

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