Not to be outdone, Samsung has lifted the lid on something called the Exynos 5 Octa chip. Remember yesterday I was joking about going octo-core?
Tearing Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa to bits, we have two sets of four cores yielding octo-core glory.
Specifically, there are four ARM Cortex-A15 cores for performance, and a second set of four ARM Cortex-A7 cores for lighter workloads.
Samsung promises awesome battery life for Exynos 5 Octa devices by switching between the two sets of four cores – and only pulling out the big guns when necessary.
Indeed, Samsung reckons the Exynos 5 Octa will yield 70% lower power consumption than the Exynos 5 Dual, which currently powers the Google Nexus 10 tablet.
We’re not sure when to expect the Exynos 5 Octa to appear, but inevitably it’ll make its way to high-end Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets in due course. Samsung Galaxy S IV, maybe? Let the rumours begin.