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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 to Feature 8-Core Octa Chip

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jan 18, 2013


Eight cores will likely be powering your next Samsung device. Both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 are rumored to feature Samsung's newly-unveiled Exynos 5 Octa chip.

The Exynos 5 Octa chip, which was first unveiled at CES, features eight processing cores; four powerful ones and four that are less powerful for daily tasks.

The Korean Times revealed today that the Note 3 will be using the chip, while tech journalists everywhere are convinced this will also be the chip that powers the Galaxy S4.

The chips is made up of four Cortex A15 and four Courtex-A7. It won't rev on all eight-cores as the A7 will mainly be used to save power. It's quite possible this will give the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 a big leg up when it comes to battery life. How much battery life are we talking about? Samsung is claiming the new chip uses 70% less power.

Samsung, of course, is keeping mum, as they always do before a big product launch. But we should expect an answer soon enough.

The Galaxy Note 3 is also rumored to have a massive 6.3-inch OLED display, while the Galaxy S4 is rumored to have a 4.99-inch display, thinner profile (naturally) and 13MP shooter.

Source: IB Times

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • casperi Feb 5, 2013 Link to comment

    You know its great to have this cpu power but without a way to compare it to say an itel x86 cpu how bad ass is this really? I ask because I dont know and I'm guessing mist regular non techie people know either.

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  • James Robinson Jan 18, 2013 Link to comment

    The s4 is what i am waiting for, I would love to see this powering it.

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