Samsung will release 2GHz Dual-Core mobile processors next year
Dual-Core is the latest buzzword with smartphones, as manufacturers race to release the fastest smartphone on a monthly basis.
Samsung have emerged as serious contenders in the smartphone speed race, recently announcing a 1.2GHz Dual-Core ‘Exynos’ branded processor for their Galaxy S 2 smartphone. Exynos is Samsung’s own branding for their smartphone processors.
The Korean electronics giant has been quoted by Korean search provider Daum as saying “We are planning to release a 2GHz dual-core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year. This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC.”
Samsung are a major player in the chip market, manufacturing and supplying mobile processors to rivals such as Apple. By being a leading manufacturer of mobile processors allows them to utilise the latest technologies and fastest processors in their own devices before anyone else, so Samsung are in a great position currently.
It is rumoured that the future 2GHz processor is currently in development with Samsung, and will be tested on devices in the near future.
Our concern with mobile processors advancing to this speed is – Will manufacturers develop better batteries to cope with the power demands associated with a faster, Dual-Core processor? Perhaps the next generation of mobile processors will be engineered to be more power efficient, so current battery technologies will suffice. We will have to wait and see.
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