ARM has announced a wealth of mobile hardware set to hit the market in 2016, in a bid to take advantage of the technical upgrades offered by Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The Cortex-A72 is based on ARMv8-A architecture and supports 64-bit processing rates. ARM claims its flagship ARM Cortex-A72 processor will offer 3.5 times better performance and is 75 percent more energy efficient than older Cortex A15.
ARM unveiled the Cortex-A72 alongside a Mali-T880 GPU and Mali-V550 video and Mali-DP550 display processors promising the technology will offer users 30 per cent greater memory performance and 1.8 times better graphical performance than ARM's existing range.
The Mali-T880 GPU and video and display processors are also set to improve image and video capture and support 4K120fps video.
ARM has inked deals with 10 manufacturers, including Huawei, MediaTek and Rockchip, to build the Cortex-A72 processors.
ARM executive vice president and president of products groups Pete Hutton said the technology will also allow manufacturers to create even slimmer and lighter mobile devices.
"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," he said.
"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."
The processors are a direct move by ARM to cement and grow its stake in Google Android. Google launched a radically updated Android 5.0 Lollipop version at the end of 2014.
The OS featured a wealth of under-the-hood upgrades, including support for more advanced mobile processors and GPUs. For a more indepth look at Google's latest mobile OS check out V3's Android 5.0 Lollipop review.
ARM already has a lead on key competitor Intel in the mobile chip market. Intel revealed plans to combine its PC and mobile groups in a bid to grow its mobile presence in November 2014.
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