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ARM's New Cortex-A12 is Ready to Power 2014's Midrange $200 Smartphones


We already know what ARM has planned for 2014's high-end smartphones, but what about cheaper handsets? The company who designs many of the processor cores inside today's mobile devices is preparing new mid-range silicon that it believes can offer increased performance in phones that could cost as little as $200 off-contract. The new Cortex-A12 core will offer 40 percent more performance as the existing Cortex-A9 which appears in chips like today's Tegra 3 and Snapdragon S4, though it won't be quite up to the standard set by the Cortex-A15 you'll find in devices that have Samsung's Exynos 5250 or Nvidia's Tegra 4, to say nothing of next year's Cortex-A57 based silicon.


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