Samsung unveils Exynos 5 Octa CPU, 8-core Galaxy S4 on the way?

Although Samsung’s Galaxy S4 or Note 3 have been spotted at CES (yet) we can have a good guess that those next-gen handsets are going to be rocking Samsung’s new 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor.

CES 2013 has been a hot bed of processor launches with both Nvidia and Qualcomm showing off new chipset, and now Samsung have joined in with the fun and games.

The new 8-core Samsung chips is made up of 2 pairs of 4-cores. One set being based on ARM Cortex-A15 units and the other Cortex-A7. The idea behind this is that the more powerful side of the CPU kicks in only when it is needed, which will increase battery performance.

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Samsung claim the Exynos 5 Octa processor allows for a 70% power consumption saving over the older Exynos 5 dual, all of this while also having double the 3D performance of previous Sammy chips!

What this means for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3?

With the increase in performance but decrease in power usage we could see Samsung move on to a super thin Galaxy S4 and Note 3 while also receiving larger screen with high-resolution!

On the other hand we could see similar size phones with retina displays with batteries that don’t need charging every night!

Which would you prefer?

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  1. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    January 9, 2013

    I don’t know whether to be more excited about this or Nvidias Tegra 4

    • January 9, 2013

      I don’t know if I should be more excited about the Tegra 4 powered Xiaomi M3 or the 8-core Meizu MX3 😉

      • ubelai
        January 9, 2013

        Now THAT would be a comparison to decide on!

        Really digging the rumoured specs of the Xiaomi M3; a 4.5″ screen packing 1080p would be a godsend for one-handed phone users, plus all the other features it packs. I’m hoping the next generation phone is much more slim!

        But octa-core chips are the future now, so keen to see benchmarks from the Exynos 5!