During the Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung has announced two new mobile chipset namely: Exynos 5 Octa (Exynos 5422) and Exynos 5 Hexa (Exynos 5260). The First one seems to be integrated into an exceptional variant of the Galaxy S5, and the latter is packed in the Galaxy Note 3 Neo.
The new Exynos 5 Octa is an 8-core processor based on 28nm process technology, specially designed built for power and performance advantages. The processor consists of 2.1 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 (ARM big.LITTLE with GTS) coupled with ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU, supporting high resolutions such as 2560 x 1440 (WQXGA) 2560 x 1600 (WQHD), and capable of handling 4K resolution.
Recently Samsung took the veil off from the Galaxy S5 which is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. Besides, there have been many rumors about yet another premium variant of the Galaxy S5 that is likely to have a mysterious 8-core processor, but now the puzzle seems to have solved with the announcement of the Exynos 5422.
Samsung will start mass production of the octa-core processor sometime in the current quarter while the Exynos 5260 is already making its way to the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which was announced in late January. It’s a 6-core processor, consisting 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 (ARM big.LITTLE with GTS). The hexa-core processor is packed with ARM Mali-T624 GPU that supports resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels (WQXGA) and 1080p 60fps.
The Exynos 5 Hexa also supports Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) technology, which allows the operating system to disable the cores temporarily or to put in standby mode, depending on the situation, to save energy. It’s also based on 28nm process technology.
The premium edition of the powerful Galaxy S5 will almost have the same software features like the current one while other hardware specifications may include a 2K (WQHD) Super AMOLED display, more than 2GB of RAM with some extra mAh in battery in-cased in a metal body. According to previous reports, the smartphone is expected to arrive sometime after the Q2 of 2014.
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