Samsung begins sampling the Exynos 5250, mass production kicks off in Q2 2012

Samsung begins sampling the Exynos 5250, mass production kicks off in Q2 2012
Samsung reported rock solid quarterly results, but still couldn’t beat Apple’s historic smartphone sales. It has some exciting chips in the pipeline, though, and the one we’re most excited about is the Samsung Exynos 5250 which Samsung says has already begun sampling with mass production expected to kick off in the second quarter of 2012.

The chipset comes with a dual-core Cortex-A15 setup with each of the cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The Cortex-A15 is a huge leap over the A9, and Samsung claims it will double its performance and possibly outdo even existing quad-core chips. The new chip supports screens with resolution of up to the staggering 2560 x 1600 pixels (WQXGA). 

It also boosts the graphics with four times better performing graphical unit, but when it comes to the GPU there are little details. ARM’s new Mali T-604 is one possible candidate, as the previous Exynos 4210 features the Mali 400, while the Hummingbird was bundled with PowerVR SGX540 GPU.

The Samsung executive who confirmed that the company is right on track with the chips, mentioned that they’re first expected to land on tablets, and only then on smartphones.

source: SammyHub

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30 Comments

1. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Is Samsung coming out with a quad-core this year?

2. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Exynos 5250 + Mali T-604 + HD AMOLED + ICS = AWESOMENESS

5. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

FINALLY THE DREAM PHONE IS NEAR!!

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

screw mali. back to powerVR!!!! Mali is nice but PVR is better. :)

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: Dec 30, 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: Oct 05, 2011

they quite possibly could due to the A-15 architecture

6. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 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: Sep 09, 2010

yeah, but samsung makes quality phones WITH nice specs.

10. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 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: Oct 07, 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: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 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: Oct 07, 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: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 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: Sep 21, 2011

seriously? if you are a hardcore gamer just get a pc!

13. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Oct 17, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Oct 24, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Oct 24, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i'm totally with you Bro especially since the trade off for said smoothness is LTE connectivity goodness.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

15. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This confirms Samsung Galaxy 3

21. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

So what about LTE do these chips play nice with LTE data?

25. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 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

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