Gigabyte releases a range of 4.5" to 5" from qHD to Full HD, using MediaTek MT6589 to MT6589 Turbo to Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, providing a mid-range of smartphones with quality screens and original designs, running smooth vanilla Android, dual-sim card slots, with dual-sim dual-active modems on the Qualcomm S400 device, even supporting to host a voice conference call through the phone.
ARM Cortex-A12 is designed to be a follow-on for the ARM Cortex-A9, providing 40% more performance over ARM Cortex-A9 at the sub-$300 price point. Compatible with ARM Cortex-A15, large physical addressing over 4GB of memory, virtualization, big.LITTLE with ARM Cortex-A7. This is ARM providing an in-between solution above ARM Cortex-A9 but still below ARM Cortex-A15, to reach the market by the second half of 2014. Here at Computex 2013, James Bruce, ARM's Mobile Strategist, provides an overview of the new ARM Cortex-A12, explaining how the mid-range ARM Powered device market is designed, expecting above 400 million mid-range ARM Powered smartphones to be shipped each year in 2014, thus providing performance above ARM Cortex-A7 and above ARM Cortex-A9 but still below the cost of implementing an ARM Cortex-A15 or ARM Cortex-A57 solution at that point.
ARM launches the Mali-T622 GPU for ARM Cortex-A12 devices to be released to the market starting in 2014, enabling advanced GPU features for the next mid-range smartphones, including GPU Compute, Renderscript, Open CL, Open GL3 and more. ARM Mali-T622 is 1-2 cores, while Mali-T624 is 1-4 cores and Mali-T628 is 1-8 cores, positioning it for mid-range devices of next year.
ARM is launching the ARM Mali-V500 video encode/decode IP solution for the new ARM Cortex-A12 with Mali-T622 targetted at the mid-range smartphones reaching the market by the end of 2014. The performance is upwards 120fps 4K video encode and decode. HEVC/VP9 may be available already when combining the GPU compute capabilities of the Mali-T622 or other latest Mali graphics cores that support GPU compute.
ARM is taking over the whole Point-of-sale market, providing systems for touch screen based point-of-sale.
Forzen shows their whole range of latest tablets at Computex.