Leading Smartphone Innovation 

Smartphones and tablets are the consumer’s portal to services and capabilities, setting a performance standard that everyone expects. Arm develops the smartphone CPU and GPU technology to power everything from navigation to entertainment to payments, and much more. Mobile CPU performance from Arm powers the always-with-you compute and connectivity that allows 3 billion people to connect to the digital world.

As the fundamental blocks for next-generation experiences, smartphones and tablets give users access to many new and emerging use cases—artificial intelligence, computer vision, high-fidelity mobile gaming, machine learning, and VR/AR—through always-connected wireless networks that are a pathway to cloud services. Arm processor technology leads the way with high CPU and GPU mobile performance and leading-edge, energy-efficiency.

High Smartphone Performance and High Efficiency

Arm continues to deliver high performance and high efficiency by increasing the smartphone’s CPU performance by 100x and GPU performance by 300x since 2009. Arm has enabled laptop-type productivity and high-fidelity mobile gaming on smartphones and tablets for millions of fingertips, with long-lasting power efficiency and even thinner innovative designs. Innovation by Arm and its ecosystem partners underlies the modern device experience.

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Hardware and eSports at the Core of the Mobile Gaming Opportunity

In this report, you will learn more about the rise of mobile gaming and eSports and how innovations in mobile hardware are likely to continue driving this significant growth in the future.

10 Years On: The Samsung Galaxy S Series

Arm has played a vital role in the evolution of mobile devices in the Samsung Galaxy S series over the past 10 years, and helped the smartphone become the first computing experience and primary multimedia device for many.

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