"Following Qualcomm, Samsung is also close to be launching a new
smartphone processor with two cores. Based on ARM architecture, the
new processor promises five times the graphics performance of
current chips and enable 1080p video recording and playback.
"The excitement of processor development is switching more and
more to smartphones as we are seeing substantial progress several
times every year in this product category. Samsung today said that
it will be ready to introduce its first dual-core processor for
smartphones, tablets and netbooks in the fourth quarter of this
year. Codenamed Orion, the chip integrates two variants of the ARM
Cortex A9 architecture that run at a clock speed of 1 GHz. If
Samsung's claims hold up, then the application processor should be
able to run demanding applications much more efficiently and reduce
the overall power consumption when compared to today's CPUs."
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