New, powerful ARM-based phones promised for later this year

ARM, the well-known British maker of mobile phone chips, intends to bring new, high-end processors to phones by the end of 2009.

According to PC World, ARM’s graphics product manager, Remi Pedersen, declared that the company’s upcoming Mali-200 and Mali-400 processors will allow relatively low-cost cell phones to feature unrivaled graphic capabilities. 

Said processors should be both capable of running “16 million triangles/second” and “275 million pixels/second”. Apparently, that means we’ll be able to play games at Xbox 360-like quality on an everyday-phone.

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(PC World says that this above is a projected chart of how ARM sees “the market going in the next few years”)

The difference between Mali-200 and Mali-400 is that the latter is quad-core (300MHz) and can produce 1080 pixels resolutions (1920 x 1080 pixels).

Unfortunately, there are no exact details about the phones which will be powered by ARM’s new chipsets, but they could be from any manufacturer that currently collaborates with the British company (Nokia, Samsung, Apple, Sony Ericsson, LG etc).

Author: Ilinca Nita

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