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Samsung Teases New Exynos 5 Octa Processor Coming Next Week


Here in the States we have gotten quite accustomed to seeing Qualcomm and their Snapdragon line of processors in our domestic devices, including Samsung phones like the Galaxy S4. Samsung is a global company, however, and looks to keep their own line of Exynos processors going. Samsung took to Twitter today to tease us with the snippet that “a new Exynos 5 Octa is coming next week!” Samsung also figured that nothing celebrates a new processor launch better than a Twitter giveaway. 

Unfortunately, Samsung is saving the details for the new Octa until next week when it is announced. All we know at the moment is that it is “more powerful” and “enhanced” over the older version. In their teaser today, Samsung also said that once the new hardware is announced there will be a #ExynosEvolved Twitter competition with the winners getting some “brand new, Exynos-powered devices.” This could mean some of their devices that feature older versions of the Exynos chipset, but it could also hint towards us seeing the new Octa being in an upcoming device. Note 3 maybe?

Either way, next week is shaping up to have lots of announcements with Verizon, Google and now Samsung having events. Are you excited for what Samsung has to show?


Via: Unwired View | Twitter

  • Fuc*

    Fuc**ng close source exynos crapware

  • RoadsterHD1

    No. Snapdragon is playing very well with LTE 4G so no sale. Although, don’t get me wrong I like the exynos processor, just like Snapdragon 800 better.

    • superg05

      exynos processor plays well with LTE already its in the note 2 the new version should be fine there just skimping the US again and giving up the hush puppy solution while the rest of the world enjoys the best

  • kixofmyg0t

    Sweet. Another round of Galaxy S4 variants now.

  • Hatyrei

    why does sAMSUNG’S Octa-core processor doesn’t support LTE here in US?

    • superg05

      it supports every band one of the few that does

      • Hatyrei

        So does it mean those Galaxy S4 international versions with Octa core supports current US LTE bands? Theoretically ?

        • superg05

          Theoretically i believe so it might need a software flash its a question better asked on xda im sorry 🙁

  • br_hermon

    Until it appears in US phones and works on LTE…. YAWN!

  • noc007

    I’m guessing t’ll only be available in the US in the international version like the S4.

  • keeley991

    Come on new nexus 10!!!

  • buckley101

    Marketing gimmick… Big Little scheme is far from optimized. Plus I’d like to support an American company, Qualcomm for me.

    • michael arazan

      Now we just need faster networks to put to use the faster processor’s that are being innovated.

  • roberthenderson

    After being happy with my Galaxy S 3, it unfortunately looks like I will be leaving the brand for HTC to get what should be industry standard front facing speakers and better low light camera performance.

    • Jérôme Besnard

      Once you go Nexus (or Google Edition), you don’t go back!

      • JoshGroff

        Or stock based ROMs. As much as I like Sense 5, PAC is so much better.

        • mustbepbs

          I personally love Sense 5. And I also like TouchWiz too. Both have come miles and miles. They actually add to the user experience. I find myself wanting these things on my N10.

          • JoshGroff

            Agreed, always glad to see some strong innovation on the software end as well.

          • xpyroxcorex

            my biggest gripe with touchwiz are the icons, but i just use nova and vanilla icon packs and its great. thats why im having such a hard time switching my s4 to a pac rom. im actually happy with touchwiz 🙁

          • Sean Royce

            Agreed, AOSP can be pretty bland.

      • T4rd

        You do if you’re on Verizon. =p

        • chaoslimits

          This could be true if you don’t want to take a look at what rootzwiki/xda and even droid-life Rom Fridays have to offer. Only gripes with my GNex are battery life and signal.

          • T4rd

            Those were my only gripes with my Gnex too, but those are pretty big flaws to have with a phone. Having 1-2 bars of 1x or 3G where you work while everyone else around you has 2-4 bars of 4G is pretty annoying. I upgraded to a Note 2 and it has been a better phone in every aspect.

          • JoshGroff

            Same with my DNA, even got PAC on it. Our dev community rocks.

          • xpyroxcorex

            my first gnex was that way with just 1-2 bars for about a month, then it just stopped getting any signal. the 0 with a slash through it. they sent me a new one, it lasted a day, then sent me another one and it lasted a week… they finally just let me have another upgrade, and by that time the s3 was out.

          • King Lo

            Isn’t battery life and signal the two most important things?

          • chaoslimits

            That’s why my next phone (barring locked bootloader) is Moto X

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I’m pretty happy with Qualcomm processors. Looking forward to the Snapdragon 800 devices.

    • Big_EZ

      I’m very happy with the performance of the Exynos in my Note 2, but I want Qualcomm in the Note 3. I’m tired of not having fully working AOSP roms. Sure there are work a rounds, but I’ve had them fail on me when I needed it and work fine when I don’t need it.

      • T4rd

        Indeed. I kinda wish the US Note 2s would have came with the S4 Pro, which was the best SoC out at the time the Note 2 was available. I have definitely have no performance or battery issues with my Note 2 as it is though and am happy with it.

    • T4rd

      Same here. They’ve come a long way since their S3 SoC, which was garbage compared to what TI (OMAP 4) and Samsung (Exynos 4210) had out at the time. The S4 was a decent improvement that caught back up to the market. But the newer S 600/800 seems to be the best overall SoC out.

  • tyguy829

    Going in the Note 3 I assume?

    • T4rd

      Yeah, hopefully not in the US Note 3 though. I’d rather have the the S 800 if just for better 3rd party (XDA) development of ROMs/Kernels.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Hopefully we get some love for sure here in the states.