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ARM's (ARMH) new Cortex-A12 CPU core and Mali-T622 GPU core have mid-range smartphones in mind....
ARM's (ARMH) new Cortex-A12 CPU core and Mali-T622 GPU core have mid-range smartphones in mind. Positioned between the low-end Cortex-A7 and Mali-400, and the top-of-the-line Cortex-A15 and Mali-T628, the A12 and T622 are meant to enable high-performance devices with $200-$350 unsubsidized price tags. The A12, said to deliver a 40% performance boost over the prior-gen A9, also supports ARM's power-saving big.LITTLE architecture. Surging Mali shipments and Cortex's higher royalty rates have been lifting ARM's total royalty rate. The next-gen Cortex-A50 line is due in 2014.