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Samsung Announces the Exynos 5 Octa (5422) and the Exynos 5 Hexa Processors

Having an already busy day on Monday with the unveiling of the Galaxy S5, Samsung is keeping the ball rolling this week, announcing two new mobile processors for smartphones and tablets, the Exynos 5 Octa (5422) and Exynos 5 Hexa

The Octa 5422 is a somewhat mild update to the already existing Exynos 5 Octa (5420) processor (seen in the European Galaxy Note 3), with both clusters of chips receiving a bump in max clock speed to 1.5GHz and 2.1GHz. Other than speed bump, it features the same GPU as the previous Octa, but does come with updated software.

Samsung states that the revised Octa is better suited for devices with higher resolution displays, such as WQHD (2560 x 1440) and WQXGA (2560 x 1600).

The Exynos 5 Hexa is a six-core big.LITTLE HMP SoC, powered by two 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7 cores. Samsung claims that the Hexa will be able to pump out serious power, while also saving devices from excessive battery drain.

Along with Exynos 5 Octa products, it adopts big.LITTLE HMP to provide the right mixture of cores for various tasks, resulting in up to 42 percent improved performance when compared with the previous Exynos 5 Dual products.

Unfortunately, there is no timeframe given from Samsung as to when we might see either of these chips hit the market, but our guess would be first half of 2014. Once MWC settles down, you can expect to hear more about all of the announcements made from Samsung and other companies.

Via: Samsung
  • socalrailroader

    The Exynos 5420 is also in the WiFi model of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

  • Kevin

    Unfortunately Android can’t even use more than two so this is pointless.

  • Shawn John

    I wonder what the bench marks for the Exynos5octa and the Qualcomm Octa 615 are. All this Octacore talk, I know google has to be cooking up Android 5.0, what good is an Octacore processor if you don’t have the OS to utilize it?

  • The Narrator

    Needs Moar cores!

  • Who…. Gives…. A…. They’ll never come to the US so seriously, who?

  • me

    Moto X

    • The Narrator


    • T4rd

      Nexus blah blah Moto herpa sherpa is better iDerpa and Samrabble! (Upvote me please because I like stockish Android phones and hate Samsung and Apple!

  • me

    Two questions about the moyo x if someone can help me out: 1) is it NFC equipped? 2) is the screen HD? ty

    • Jacob Mustin


    • JBartcaps

      Google it. This is an article about Samsung processors

    • bobbyp

      Not that is relevant to the article. Yes to the NFC and the screen is 720p vs 1080p on most other flagship phones.

    • Intellectua1

      NFC most likely, but HD hell no.. That phone is garbo, they can’t give it away fast enough..

      • The Narrator

        The Screen is HD. Just not Full HD.

    • Israel Ramirez

      so hard

      • jamdev12

        Wait. I think I’ve seen this dushbag. Is he some conspiracy theorist about aliens helping the Egyptians building the pyramids?

        • Israel Ramirez

          Yes, the crazy Ancient Aliens guy

  • htowngtr

    Until they start to support LTE more frequently, it won’t really matter for USA markets.

    • michael arazan

      Or any world market with LTE. Britain and Europe have been installing LTE now for a year, and will only keep expanding.

  • Moneer Alasmar

    Samsung announces S5 and then announces chips you could’ve had in them. #1 Troll

    • j

      This just in.. Devices that are already designed and developed and ready to sell do not receive processors that are yet to be released.

      Plus device development and component development are wholly different for a mega conglomerate corporation like Samsung..

    • Cael

      When the sales of the “standard” S5 start to drop, they’re probably gonna announce that “premium” one…aka the S5S. LOL

  • bobbyp

    It would be nice to start seeing some manufacturers using that resolution in some tablets. I am not sure I would want the hit on battery life in phone based on the size that I am willing to carry around.

  • With Octa (8) and Hexa (6) Exynos Processors coined. It is only time till the Exynos Deca and DoDeca Core Range!