Future Cortex A9-based smartphones might include a very interesting video solution, courtesy of Ambarella. The company manufactures the iOne, a video/photo processing chip, that works with a dual-core Cortex-A9 at 1GHz and adds an extra ARM11 core at 533MHz.
The new CPU will be used for camera functions and provide ready times lower than one second. Real-time encoding and decoding of H.264 content is supported, at 1080p and 30 fps and there’s also a GPU in the mix with support for OpenGL ES 2.0. Key features of the Ambarella iOne include 3D video and photo capture, HD video recording, up to 32MP still image processing and high ISO settings.
3D HD decoding will also be available, as well as HDMI 1.4 transmitters supported for 3D output.