Rockchip RK3188 28nm HKMG Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 launched

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2013

Rockchip is launching their next generation 28nm High-K Metal Gate processor, on the ARM Cortex-A9 with quad-core Mali-400. First devices are to reach the market in the next couple of months.

  • pug_ster

    Surprising announcement. I wonder how does it compare to a 40nm quad cortex a7 from boxchip. Well, we will know in a few months. Yes, I know that this chip will be faster, but will we see cheap tablets coming for this chipset?

  • Jml

    Oh yay a Samsung Enynos 4 clone which is not bad but I can’t say that I’m impressed in the least.

  • monopole

    It all about the low end. Rockchip, AmLogic and Allwinner determine what the cheap tablet performance is. As the low end goes from “cheap” to “more than good” it sets the floor for development and deployment. When dirt cheap tablets/phones/TV Sticks get good enough things will get really interesting.

  • Jml

    Yes you’re right but ARM Mail has terrible Linux support. No H/W 3D acceleration is a big no no in my book.

  • Marc Guillot


  • Marc Guillot
  • Jml

    The whole stack isn’t open source just yet so ARM Mail still has terrible Linux support in my book.

  • ALBastru

    Interesting interview. I wonder if Charbax can tell us what phones were those at Rockchip stand. I haven’t seen any Rockchip modern phones ( with at least Android 4.0) so I am really curious about the make and model.
    I currently own a tablet with a Rockchip RK 3066 CPU and I can tell you it’s pretty fast. I wish to have a companion mobile phone as good as that tablet and at a competitive price.

  • diesel701

    what is the app or feature that you can see at the end of the video? (the feature for display the smartphone screen on another android)

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  • SCL

    What did I just heard him 1.8ghz up to 2.0ghz? Isn’t it fascinating..