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…)
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. (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…)
Over the last couple of years, as we have continued to see different variations of phones arrive in different parts of the world depending on the types of networks involved, one almost always immediately goes to, “Well, this chipset must not support LTE,” as the difference maker. A similar sentiment arose after Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 and the fact that the U.S. in particular would receive a variant sporting a Snapdragon 600 processor instead of their own Exynos 5 Octa. With Qualcomm leading the mobile processor and modem charge when it comes to LTE, it was easy to buy into this idea. (more…)
If you needed a freshening up on what specs the new Galaxy S4 is bringing to the table, this infographic should be just the thing. Samsung placed this beauty on the Samsung Tomorrow page, giving a clean and cute look at each of the S4’s specs including processors, exact dimensions, version of Android, and more. (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…)
According to Korean media outlet Digital Times, Samsung may have to use a different processor in the Galaxy S4 other than the Exynos Octa processor that was unveiled during CES. Instead, they could use one of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon processors, which wouldn’t be surprising after the benchmark we saw for the Samsung SCH-I545, a device that could be Verizon’s version of the GS4. The processor listed in that benchmark was a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, the same beast that resides in the new HTC One. By no means would this be some sort of a disappointment, you just wouldn’t be able to run around bragging to friends that your phone has a faux octa-core processor.
This report claims that the Octa is having power consumption issues that may not be resolved in time.
All is rumor or speculation until it becomes official.
Via: Digital Times
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.