Samsung made its eight-core Octa Exynos 5 processor public at CES 2013, which is speculated to power the South Korean company’s next smartphone, Galaxy S4. The new processor was launched by the firm along with the flexible display technology called Youm, which set the rumour mills in motion about a bendy screen of Galaxy S4.
The processor comprises of eight cores, which are distributed between four powerful A15 processors for extreme processing functions and four A7 processors for activities which require less power. The new variant is definitely more powerful than the quad-core processor, but is also deemed to be 70 percent more efficient.
The introduction of new chipsets at the CES 2013 was a major attraction as Intel, Qualcomm, AMD and Nvidia were among the big names to unveil new chips. Samsung also states that the newly released Octa Exynos 5 processor is also more powerful than the Exynos 5 processor, which runs the Google Nexus 10.
With increased efficiency, the devices which will operate on the eight processor chip will have increased battery life. Reports suggest that the chip will also provide an enhanced gaming experience for users and easy functioning of high-definition media streaming.
There has been no confirmation about the shipping date of Octa Exynos 5 processor, but analysts are predicting that the chipset will be installed in Galaxy S4. Rumours about the unveiling of S4 at the Mobile World Congress in February have also surfaced.