Samsung made their new Exynos 5 Octa mobile processor official last night as the 5420. The new chipset is still an eight-core ARM Cortex-based processor, though this time they swapped out the PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU for an ARM-based Mali-T628, which Samsung claims produces “two times greater” graphics performance over the previous Octa (5410). (more…)
As reported in an article through a Korean news outlet, the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung could feature a cellphone first – 3GB of RAM. From what we have posted before, the Note 3 is said to boast a massive 1080p 5.99″ display and be powered by either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip or Samsung’s in-house Exynos 5 Octa processor. The chip will all depend on which market you purchase the device. (more…)
According to TechTastic, the device pictured above could be the first glimpse we are seeing of Samsung’s upcoming device, the Galaxy Note 3. While the design is being labeled as a prototype, it is mentioned that the final design will not deviate much from what we see here, so I suppose it is time to analyze. (more…)
The newest report out of ZDNet has placed the same 13MP sensor found in the Galaxy S4 inside Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 3, as well as Qualcomm’s top tier Snapdragon 800 processor. While 13MP is nothing to dust off of your shoulder, since the Galaxy S4 features a fantastic camera, the Snapdragon 800 rumor runs a bit opposite from Samsung’s goal to integrate more of their Exynos lineup of chips into flagship devices. (more…)
According to the Taipei Times, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s (TSMC) Q1 revenue will be up this year, all thanks to Samsung’s next move. Apparently, to solve the networking issue that stops OEM’s from releasing the same exact phone across the globe, is to simply use multiple chipsets much like we have seen in the past. For America, Samsung is now rumored to use the Snapdragon 600 that works well on our 4G LTE networks, while their in-house Exynos 5 Octa chip will be perfect for European regions. (more…)
Here is a close up on the exterior of the new Exynos 5 Octa processor from Samsung. Not much to say, but it sure is pretty. From the rumors floating around, we can hope to see this chip in the upcoming Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 devices. But of course, nothing is confirmed until Sammy gives the word.
Until then, I will wait patiently to meet her in person.
What is being called the Galaxy S4 from Samsung appeared in two separate AnTuTu benchmarks from last night. If the benchmarks are legit, then the S4 is shaping up to be a fantastic device. For starters, the benchmarks reveal two things for certain – that the S4 will come with the all new 1.8GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor, and that the phone is being tested while running Android 4.2.1. (more…)