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Samsung Electronics has introduced the latest addition to its Exynos processor range, the Exynos 4212, which is a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 application processor running at speeds of up to 1.5 GHz. According to the Korean tech giant its newest processor offers best-in-class performance and is designed to support the high-quality user-experience and energy-efficient requirements of smartphones and tablet.

Samsung has designed the Exynos 4212 on its 32 nm low-power HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) logic process technology with dual Cortex-A9 cores. This HKMG process node is specifically tuned to offer a competitive, cutting-edge platform with double the logic density and a 30% lower power-levels compared to the company’s previous process generation.

In addition to the 25% increase in processing power, the new processor also features an enhanced graphics processing unit (GPU) that is capable of delivering a 50% boost in 3D graphics performance over the previous processor generation from Samsung.

Samsung’s Exynos 4212 also incorporates a large portfolio of advanced codec accelerators, enabling it to support digital still images, video recording and play-back at 1080p full-HD resolution, an image signal processor and an on-chip HDMI 1.4 interface.

The Galaxy SII maker’s new Exynos 4212 application processor will be shipping to the tech firm’s select customers for testing during Q4 of this year.

“As innovative technologies appear on the mobile landscape, the market continues to embrace further developments and performance acceleration in mobile computing," said Seh-Woong Jeong, executive vice president of System LSI sales & marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics.

"Samsung is addressing this trend with its powerful low-power Exynos family of processors based on its proven design technology and cutting-edge process technology for performance and power improvements at the system level."

In related news Samsung also recently concluded a cross-license patent deal with Microsoft, that will see the tech firm pay royalties to Redmond for the smartphones and tablets is sells, which operate on Google’s Android mobile operating system.

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