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Samsung's New Exynos Mobile Chip: USB 3.0 And 1080p Video At 60fps

Samsung has released the specs of its new Exynos 5 Dual mobile chip, and it looks set to be an absolute powerhouse. An ARM-based 1.7GHz mobile CPU, it seems set be a massive leap forward from the Exynos 4 Quad which currently powers the Galaxy S III .

So, what can you expect to see? For starters, the Exynos 5 is home to a quad-core Mali-T604 GPU which can support screen resolutions up to 2560×1600, as well as providing stereoscopic 3D and, oddly enough, DirectX 11 support. That last point could mean that it could be used with Windows 8, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Samsung has built in USB 3.0 and SATA III controllers, so your mobile might soon play nice with the ultra high speed connections of your computer, and also claims that it should have enough grunt to decode 1080p video at 60fps in a whole swathe of codecs. We did say it was a powerhouse.

Elsewhere, there’s support for the video streaming Wi-FI Display function and a whole bunch of other technical stuff we don’t need to worry about too much. Sadly there are no products that have been officially announced as containing the new chip — but rest assured that, when they land, they’ll be really quite impressive. [Samsung Report via Android Authority via Verge]