Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa chip
Samsung has revealed its new eight-core Exynos 5 chip based on ARM Cortex-A15 tech
Samsung has announced its first octo-core Exynos chip, the Exynos 5 Octa, a hybrid chipset running four ARM Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7s using ARM’s ‘big.LITTLE’ technology.
The ARM tech means the chip will intelligently switch between the higher-end cores and lower-end cores to optimise performance and power efficiency for different tasks and workloads.
Samsung says it’ll consume 70 per cent less power than the current Exynos Cortex-A15 chip powering the Google Nexus 10 and effectively doubles the 3D rendering performance of the Exynos quad-core chip found in the Galaxy S3.
We'd also expect with a change this signficant that the Galaxy S4 will be the debut device for the chipset. Other specs are said to include a 5-inch 440ppi display and possibly even an S-Pen stylus. Currently the Galaxy S4 is tipped to appear in April.