Samsung Orion 1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor is Finally Here

September 7, 2010, By Atul Roach

Samsung has found a firm footing in the smartphone market and it does owe a lot to Google’s OS Android, but Samsung has done a couple of other things right to help its own revival. Getting in the right kind of processors into the mobile devices is one of those right steps and its Hummingbird variant has been spoken of very highly in the recent past. Despite the praise, Samsung hasn’t sat quietly and has in turn invested time to come up with another top-of-the-line 1GHz processing option.

It is dubbed the Samsung Orion and in the most simplest of terms, it is a 1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 chipset that definitely betters the Hummingbird option or any other that wants to compete. There are additives like embedded GPS, a native triple display controller and an on-chip HDMI 1.3a interface on the Orion, which make this chipset a winner already.

Add to this description the ability of 3D graphics performance which is 5 times the amount compared to the Orion predecessors and you can well imagine what this chipset could do to your smartphone. A select few customers will get this chipset delivered by the end of this year.

As far as the rest of us is concerned, Orion mass production will begin in 2011, so we can expect to use the 1GHz goodness to the fullest some time next year.

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