iPhone 5 processor to be based on the quad-core Exynos 4, phones with Qualcomm quad-cores coming in Q4
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 05, 2012, 2:45 AM
It isn't exactly a revelation that Apple might place such a chip in its iPhone 5, since we heard rumors that Cupertino's engineers are testing the next generation A6 with four processor cores at the TSMC foundry earlier this year. Actually we last heard that Samsung will be producing the A6, and now the sources confirm that this quad-core A6 is none other, but modified quad-core Exynos 4 series, which is already running in the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. This means a 32nm HKMG package made in Samsung's Austin, Texas factory - a pretty powerful combination.
quad-core APQ8064A is a monster of a chipset, since it integrates multimode LTE radio, and is built on the 28nm process too. Besides, those will come with the most powerful graphics processor - Adreno 320 - that Qualcomm has in its quiver, so phones with quad-core Snapdragons should be beasts as well, with HTC One XXL already rumored to be one of them.Now back to Qualcomm - its
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Quad-core Snapdragon with LTE would be great.
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 2:54 AM 9
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yes....and I'm sure more people will buy iPhone 5... most of my customers doesn't even try to get android 4G LTE.... and some of our customers already returned the devices ..... they said , android is garbage...
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 10:42 AM 4
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I see remixfa somewhere down there saying how awesome the exynos is and how crappy the snapdragon is compared with the exynos
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 3:13 AM 8
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Lol. Look how laggy the US Galaxy S3 variants compared to international version first then come back to me..
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 4:42 AM 7
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So far from my own testing of devices with Exynos vs Crapdragon, Ill take the Exynos anyday over the Qualcomm offering... Of course, this is from my OWN PERSONAL experiance using devices with similar specs but one with a Snapdragon and one with an Exynos, and Im not talking benchmarks either, im tallking daily use, gaming, videos, and some other every-day uses...
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 4:48 AM 0
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That would be way better than the 800 MHz Dual-Core processor in the 4S. Seriously what was Apple thinking, that thing should have been 1.2 GHz. At least they seem to have learned their lesson.
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 3:19 AM 2
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But why does it really matter? I know tons of people who have the 4S and none of them have ever said anything about lag and slowdown in the few times i have used their phones, i have never seen it either I feel like this is only an issue if you are doing weird stuff like jailbreaking or running a million apps at the same time or something, although with the limited multi-tasking on ios that isn't even an issue
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 3:25 AM 6
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For games apple are doing the right thing by putting quad core albeit by the time it comes in October we will be hearing the news of next generation of chips to appear in android handset late 2012 early 2013. Beside the games the quad core might seem lost on an iphone as the ios is basically an grid app drawer launcher which basic set up needs only basic processing power
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 3:44 AM 0
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What? This means iPhone 5 will be based on an ancient Cortex A9 design? Fail. The qualcomm quad-core S4 will eat it for breakfast
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 4:21 AM 0
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Come On Samsung, put this chipset in the Galaxy Note 2! :DD
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 4:25 AM 1
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Actually I would be surprised if they use a quad core in the new iphone 5. With the limited multitasking the iPhone IOS has it's pretty much irrelevant to have 2 or 4 cores. I would bet they are saving the quad core for their next iPad, not the iphone 5 and they'll use a modified version of the current A5 built in 32 nm (APL2498 anyone?) with some minor changes and a higher frequency allowed by the die size shrink. Let's remember that Apple tends to do incremental changes every year. This year they'll change the screen but use the same processor. That's at least my prediction. Apple would really surprise me with a Quad core!
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 5:29 AM 0
Processor made from a company that iFans want to be ran out of business, oh the irony.
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 6:00 AM 3
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samsung galaxy s4 - Snapdragon S4 MSM8974 Quad Core - Adreno 320 - 2GB Ram - 12 mp 1080p camera - 4.5 display
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 9:08 AM 0
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samsung = copycat.... plz....dont even trying to compare with iPhone.....
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 10:41 AM 1
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Why are HTC phones named after clothes sizes like XL and XXL?
posted on Jul 05, 2012, 9:47 AM 0
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