Samsung Exynos Infinity Processor Debuting at MWC, Could It be 64-bit?

Samsung’s Exynos Twitter account posted an image this morning with the tag “Exynos Infinity, in Barcelona,” a pretty clear hint at there being a new mobile processor ready for arrival at Mobile World Congress next week. The rest of the image includes a bull, but that is likely a reference to Spain and the location of MWC, rather than another hint.

So what is the Exynos Infinity? No one knows at this point. Are we talking Samsung’s next-gen 64-bit processor that will compete with Apple’s A7? Maybe. A recent Linux kernel patch outed a Samsung processor under the codename GH7 that appears to be 64-bit.  (more…)

During Quarterly Financial Conference, Samsung Confirms 64-bit Processor is Ready for Mass Production

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During a press conference that focused primarily on Samsung’s quarterly financials, the company confirmed that its 64-bit processor – the one that execs promised just after Apple announced that the iPhone 5S would sport such a chipset – is now ready for mass production. In addition, we should start seeing the chip be ready for consumer devices in the first half of 2014, which means it is quite possible that this 64-bit processor will be inside of the upcoming Galaxy S5 handset.  (more…)

Samsung Announces New Exynos 5 Octa With 2-Times Graphic Performance Over Previous Octa

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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…)

Samsung Teases New Exynos 5 Octa Processor Coming Next Week

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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…)

13MP Camera and Snapdragon 800 Chip Reportedly Coming Equipped in Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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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…)

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Works on All 20 LTE Bands

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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…)

U.S. Galaxy S4 to Come With Snapdragon 600 While Euro Version Gets Exynos 5 Octa?

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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…)