Here we are again, in the midst of Galaxy S IV rumor season, and this year’s brought about a bountiful harvest. The latest rumor in the bunch is that Samsung’s next flagship will feature a hardcore Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 1.8GHz, according to SamMobile.
For what it’s worth, that’s eight cores.
You knew that it was only a matter of time before we saw the next wave of weapons to be used in the wonderful world of processors here at CES. NVIDIA struck first by introducing its Tegra 4 processor– then hours later, Qualcomm introduced what was presumably the chipset series to beat– and now we have yet another chipset that trumps both.
The Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6-inch and Chromebook 2 13.3-inch models are the company’s latest additions to its line of Chromebook computers. And they are powered by the Exynos 5 Octa processor.
Chromebooks are a line of computers powered by Google’s Chrome OS and designed to use Google apps and Cloud services.
Samsung has taken to Twitter to show off its all-new eight core Exynos 5 Octa chipset. Other than the spectacular grid of spheres on the rear, there’s nothing really to see here. Although, if rumors hold true, we can expect to see the Korean manufacturer’s new Exynos 5 make its debut inside the Galaxy S IV later this year.
Cue the Galaxy S 5 rumors. The latest about Samsung’s impending flagship device suggests Samsung will be including a brand new line of 14 nm processors in the GS5, which is tentatively going to be the Exynos 6 line of CPUs.
It appears Samsung has another SoC known as the Exynos 5210. As pictured above, Linux dev tools were committed to a smdk5210 at Free-electrons.com. Unfortunately we don’t have much to go on, but it very well could be a quad-core that features the same big.LITTLE technology that’s in the Exynos Octa-core 5410.
Although we may be reaching a point where smartphones have plateaued in terms of what they can offer users from a “power” standpoint with even mid-tier devices likely capable enough of handling the majority of chores thrown at them, that is not stopping chip manufacturers from ramping up their race to be king of the hill.