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Samsung Galaxy S4 octa-core processor unveiled

Luke Johnson


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Ahead of the expected Samsung Galaxy S4 release date, Samsung has unveiled a new octa-core Exynos processor with the eight-core chip tipped to feature in the Samsung Galaxy S3 follow-on.

Reigniting reports that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will land as the first handset to boast an eight-core processor, new reports have suggested that the Exynos 5 Octa Processor, unveiled by Samsung at CES 2013, will feature on the as yet unconfirmed Samsung Galaxy S4 first, marking the device out as the most powerful to date.

Playing host to four high-powered Cortex A-15 cores and four, more power conscious Cortex A-7 cores, the Samsung manufactured Exynos 5 Octa Processor will help offer increased performance whilst keeping battery drain to a minimum, a combination that is arguably the holy grail of smartphone usage.

With Samsung claiming that the new Exynos 5 octa-core processor will use a much as 70 per cent less power than previous chipsets, it is expected that the long awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 could comfortably top the one day battery drain issues that affect a number of modern smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumours

With Samsung Galaxy S4 kicking into overdrive in recent weeks, latest reports have suggested that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 follow-on will touch down in the coming months with a high-end collection of features that will help expand the continuing success of the Samsung Galaxy S brand.

Although some reports have suggested the device will sport a new flexible and unbreakable display, these claims have been largely rubbished due to the high production costs associated with such a revolutionary move.

Elsewhere, further Samsung Galaxy S4 rumours have tipped the far from confirmed handset as sporting up to 2GB of RAM, with an all new form factor, which is set to feature a reduced bezel, playing host to an expansive 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080p Full HD resolution and stunning 440 pixels-per-inch image density.

With Samsung Galaxy S4 release date rumours suggesting that the South Korean company will formally unveil the device in a post MWC 2013 dedicated launch event in March or April, the Samsung Galaxy S4 features list is expected to be complimented by a pair of improved camera options. Whilst a 13-megapixel snapper has been tipped to line up on the device’s rear, a second, 2-megapixel camera is believed to be heading for the handset’s fore.

What would you like to see feature aboard the heavily rumoured Samsung Galaxy S4 at launch? Would an octa-core processor be atop your list or do you see this as little more than overkill? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds or through the comment boxes below.

Via: 3G

Matt Wood

January 15, 2013, 9:38 pm

I think the octa-core processor is way overkill. Quad-core is good enough.


January 15, 2013, 10:19 pm

No this is better.
Better battery consumption. It's not eight core it's a dual quad core, and it's more efficient than most quad core processors on the market.


January 15, 2013, 11:34 pm



January 17, 2013, 2:22 am

This is phenomenal news!!

Anyone who's had more than one desktop computer knows that software drives hardware innovation. App developers continue to push the envelope, and power-hungry apps need the fastest devices to run smoothly.

What's more, consumers demand higher and higher specs. You can get stellar photos with a 5MP camera if the chip and lens are good and a skilled photographer is operating it; but people only see numbers and 13MP looks better than 8 on paper (Galaxy S3 has 8).

Last, your phone starts to get really slow and laggy the more apps you install. Turn on Power-saving mode and it becomes unusable sometimes - because it throttles your CPU speed to conserve juice.

It sports a hefty Snapdragon quad-core processor, as well as a 5" 1080p display, and it LAGS. And that's on a brand new unit with hardly any apps installed! Can you imagine that thing with power-saver on after filling it up with apps? Awful.

It might not seem like it, but the insanely high display resolution and large screen make a big difference. It takes a lot of power to push that many pixels at full resolution, while running the latest graphically intense games or playing a movie in full HD, all at a high refresh rate. If you're the #1 cellphone manufacturer in the world, making your #1 flagship product, and trying to top your last phone which was the fastest selling smartphone in history, and you want to stay on top, those things are a must.

The extra overhead will make a big difference.


March 4, 2013, 12:48 pm

I am presently using s3 and I would like to see un breakable screen because s3 screen is so brittle

Thi Tran

March 13, 2013, 2:30 am

Fucken best coment eva. thats what i want to say :) ty

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