The Samsung Galaxy S5 could come with an improved Exynos 5 Octa. The South Korean giant made an announcement about the improvements made to the chip.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 uses an Exynos 5 Octa 5410, the more powerful Octa 5420 that will soon be seen in devices of Samsung. But the chipset is not the only thing that is new. There is going to be an improvement in the way the cores function together as well.
The Octa-core chipset available in the Samsung Galaxy S4 is divided into two groups of four cores. The first four are based on the Cortex A15 architecture and the other four are based on Cortex A7 architecture.
The limitation in the Samsung Galaxy S4 was that only four of the eight cores could be used at a time to perform a task. A new technology by Samsung is set to unleash the full power of the Octa-core chipset.
The four cores based on the Cortex A15 are used to perform the heavy duty tasks with high computational intensity whereas the cores based on the Cortex A7 perform tasks that have less computational intensity.
The new Cortex A7 cores are a low energy system, whereas the Cortex A15 is a high performance, highly responsive system. The new technology takes advantage of both the high performance and low energy by balancing the workload.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 could feature the Exynos 5 Octa 5420 along with this technology. The technology is a variant of the ARM big.LITTLE technology and is called "Heterogeneous Multi-Processing" or HMP solution.
The user experience in the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be really exciting especially while playing 3D games, watching complex augmented reality and web browsing, if the new technology is incorporated in the device.
The new technology will deliver "limitless benefits" to a high performance, low power mobile device, according to Samsung's press release.
"big.LITTLE processing is designed to deliver the right combination of processors for a specific job. An eight-core processor with HMP is the truest form of the big.LITTLE technology with limitless benefits to the users of high-performance, low-power mobile products." said Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics, in the press release.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be released in 2014, but rumours suggest that the release could be moved up if the sales of the S4 slacken. The company recently released the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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