Samsung Orion “Exynos 4210” ARM Cortex-A9 in production next month

Posted by Charbax – February 11, 2011

After the Samsung Hummingbird ARM Cortex-A8 last year, here comes the Samsung Exynos 4210 ARM Cortex-A9 1Ghz Dual-core (previously code-named "Orion"). The Exynos 4210 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core processor is scheduled for production next month.

Production starting next month, it's got to mean Samsung must be using their new Exynos 4210 as pre-production samples in the prototypes of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab2 that Samsung is likely to be showcasing at Mobile World Congress this Sunday at their press conference and at their MWC booth next week?

Exynos 4210 uses ARM Mali-400 graphics for console like performance in your pocket, it can playback 1080p@60fps or 1080p@30fps@3D, more awesome stuff like that.

Here's the press release:

SEOUL--(Korea Newswire) February 11, 2011 -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced a new brand name for its application processor family. Exynos will be applied to Samsung's application processors, which are designed to power mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

"Application processors for the mobile market are one of the flagship products in our semiconductor business," said Seh-Woong Jeong, executive vice president of marketing, System LSI Division, Samsung Electronics. "We are excited to introduce the brand name of Exynos for Samsung's application processor family. As consumers demand more from their mobile products, Samsung's Exynos chips will be the power inside enabling the coolest HD multi-media features with even longer battery life."

Exynos associates Samsung's "smart and green" strategy adopted by its semiconductor devices and solutions developed specifically to support the stringent performance and power requirements of mobile devices. Smart refers to high-performance aspect and Green represents low power features of Samsung's application processors. Exynos originates from the Greek words smart (exypnos) and green (prasinos).

The new naming system will be first applied to the dual core processor codenamed Orion, which was announced in September 2010. Carrying the name Exynos 4210, Samsung's powerful 1GHz dual-core application processor is scheduled for production next month.