You may not know it but ARM has a lot of clout when it comes to your smartphone. In short, the British-based company provides “scalable, energy-efficient processors”, which, in turn, “deliver insight”.
It has just announced that its latest developments in chip technology will “set a new standard for premium experiences” on mobile devices from 2016 onwards.
Key to the new upgrades is ARM’s Cortex-A72 processor, which the tech firm says is the “highest performing CPU technology available for developing mobile SoCs [systems on a chip] today”.
What does this mean to you, because, we get the fact that while it sounds impressive, it is a little technical with regards to the detail.
Well, some of the key developments that will be observable when you recycle your smartphone for a new one will be a speedier performance, better battery life and a more optimised experience.
“Our new premium mobile experience IP suite with the Cortex-A72 processor delivers a decisive step forward from the compelling user experiences provided by this year’s Cortex-A57 based devices,” commented Pete Hutton, executive vice president of ARM.
“For multiple generations, together with our partners, we have delivered the leading-edge of the premium mobile experience. Building on this, in 2016 the ARM ecosystem will deliver even slimmer, lighter, more immersive mobile devices that serve as your primary and only compute platform.”
What is set to emerge in 2016 are more sophisticated image and video capture, a gaming experience that is equivalent to that found on consoles and productivity suites that embrace unified communications.