Samsung has just unveiled a new System-on-Chip (SoC) for its future mobile devices, dubbed as the Exynos 5520. This new SoC from Samsung is a beast in all terms. The Exynos 5520 packs in a dual-core Cortex-A15 based CPU running at a whopping 2GHz! This new SoC is based on the 32nm-low power HKMG process, so it should consume less power compared to current generation Cortex-A9 based SoCs as well.
Sammy states that the Exynos 5520 will provide double the performance when compared to a 1.5Ghz dual-core Cortex-A9 based SoC. The Exynos 5520 also packs in a much powerful GPU – up to four times faster when compared to a Cortex-A9 based GPU. Other than this, the new SoC also supports resolutions of up to WQXGA (2560×1600), along with stereoscopic 3D displays. The press release from Samsung does not mention anything as to which GPU they will be using on the Exynos 5520. Since Samsung is a license partner of ARM’s next generation Mali GPU as well as the PowerVR GPUs, the GPU from either one of these companies will feature inside the Exynos 5520.
Samsung states that the Exynos 5520 will enter mass-production in Q2 of 2012, and will be used in high-end tablets. Hopefully, Samsung will use a slightly under-clocked version of the Exynos 5520 on the Galaxy S2’s successor, the Galaxy S III.