Samsung have just released the specifications of their newest mobile processor, the Exynos Dual 5. This processor will run circles, squares and trapezoids around the current quad-core A9-based CPU’s like the Tegra 3 or the quad-core Exynos found inside the Galaxy S III.
Exynos Dual 5 performance features
The Exynos 5 Dual provides performance features such as a dual core CPU, highest memory bandwidth, WQXGA display using 2,560 x 1,600 pixels (better than Apple's Retina display (2,048 x 1,536) found on the new iPad), 1080p 60fps video hardware, 3D graphics hardware, Image Signal Processor, and high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.0 and SATA3. USB and SATA will be amazing, as you'll be able to plug in devices intended for your desktop and laptop computers, right into the phone!
The dual-core processor will also see 3D console-quality gaming on tablets with improved full HD video support. If you've got a memory stick big enough, you'll be able to watch Blu-Ray quality films right on your tablet. Some Laptops don't even have that capability, and this will be right there on your tablet and even your mobile phone!
The benefits of the Exynos Dual 5
This new processor provides enhancements that the people need. Aside from great graphics and a slicker user experience, the power saving features will mean your new phone will remain powered on for longer, even if you're using applications like games and the web browser. The processor can handle LTE though, the next step in the mobile network (think 4G), which does have its own power consumption issues, but since we don't have that in the UK, you'll be happy with hours of playing the next Angry Birds franchise!
iPad Mini and the next generation of Galaxy Tab
There's no doubt the iPad Mini will be packed with great hardware, and the smaller form factor should be of interest to those who don't want to handle a 9" slab. This new processor from Samsung though, together with their legendary screens and extensive product range mean it might be worth waiting around to see what Samsung have in store as their next iPad alternative. That is, if Apple haven't reduced Samsung to dust in court.