Samsung Galaxy S IV may feature the 8-core Exynos 5 Octa
We’re quite a ways off from learning anything significant about Samsung’s next Galaxy S release, but some interesting new scoops about the next iteration of Samsung’s flagship smartphone is that it will have an “octa-core” Exynos running the system.
Most ARM dual-cores now-a-days can handle just about any tasks thrown at them, so it was an insane step up when quad-core smartphones began emerging. Although it’s just a big fat rumor, it seems like Galaxy S users can start boasting (now) that their future S IV smartphones will have “eight” cores.
The octa-core Exynos 5, as it’s being deemed, is actually not a “true” eight-core unit, but rather it will comprise of four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7. The chip won’t be revving all eight-cores at once as the A7 part is used mainly for the purpose of “power-saving.” CPU intensive tasks will, on the other hand, be handled by the A15 part. Samsung claims that the 28nm octa-core Exynos 5 will help it to achieve “70% power saving” compared to the Exynos 5 Dual-core.
Phablet users may already got a whiff about the Galaxy Note III’s future integration of the eight-core Exynos 5, but for now Samsung has remained tight lipped about its Galaxy S IV device. People are hoping that Samsung will begin teasing about the S IV once MWC rolls around, but that’s still a stretch considering the Galaxy S III is still an immensely popular device worldwide.