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Samsung Galaxy Alpha revealed to be packing the company’s first 20nm chip

Galaxy Alpha

The freshly announced Galaxy Alpha smartphone has been discussed extensively over the last 24 hours. And the general consensus is that this is a device with midrange specs carrying the looks of a premium handset. But Samsung has now revealed that the chipset used in the device is no slouch either, as it is said to be made using the 20nm manufacturing process, which is a first for the company.

Samsung is using an Exynos 5430 SoC with the Galaxy Alpha, which is an octa core chip based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. This essentially means that there are four high power cores (1.8 GHz Cortex-A15) and four not so powerful processor cores for simple tasks (1.3 GHz Cortex-A7). These cores can function independently thanks to HMP (heterogeneous multi-processing) and not necessarily in a pack of fours like the older gen octa core chips, which translates to better efficiency as well as performance.

Although the real world battery performance is yet to be tested, it is said that the device fares well in comparison to smartphones of the same range. This is impressive as the Galaxy Alpha only has a 1,860 mAh battery. So it seems like Samsung has put more thought into the Galaxy Alpha than we initially believed.

Source: AnandTech

Via: Android Authority