Samsung has released an official photograph of its latest and greatest Exynos 5 octa-core processor – the chip destined to deliver biblical grunt for both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3. The image of what could be the world’s first Smartphone-bound eight-core processor made its way to the web via Twitter, as the South Korean company steps up efforts to generate hype ahead of its upcoming 2013 device launches.
At the recent Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung graced the crowds with a video depicting the processor and explaining how it would not only deliver extraordinary power, but redefine efficiency in terms of battery drain. In short, the Exynos 5 will use lower-power cores for less demanding tasks and switch to higher-speed Cortex-A15 use for heavy workloads, enabling battery life to be extended exponentially.
Samsung has also made no bones about stating that the octa-core Exynos 5 will arrive as the most powerful processor the world has ever seen for use with tablet PCs and Smartphones. As the chip would appear to be ready for rollout, we can expect it to feature proudly in Samsung’s upcoming 2013 Smartphone and tablet PC ranges.
One such device which is of course expected to boast the stunning eight-core chip is the Samsung Galaxy S4 – the company’s new flagship Smartphone. With a release date apparently earmarked for the April to June early summer period, the S4 is also largely guaranteed to sport a 5-inch 1080p HD display.
However, there has been some recent speculation as to the OS the S4 may carry as while most bets have been hedged with Android Key Lime Pie or perhaps Jelly Bean, some have suggested that Samsung may be looking to side with its own Tizen OS and move away from Android altogether.
Given the company’s success with and relative dependence on Google’s platform however, this latter notion should probably be digested with a rather weighty grain of salt.