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Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year

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Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year - read the full textSamsung is rumored to put a quad Cortex-A15 CPU inside the Galaxy S IV with the Exynos 5450 chipset, but EETimes is reporting that the Korean company has a more interesting chipset in the works - the first one to use ARM's big.LITTLE technology. This tech pairs a number of powerful Cortex-A15...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-21 09:19 from uREv - click to readOh i see, well thanks for the info mate. But i do hope someone with come up with new battery tech.

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  • 2012-11-21 09:44
  • PGfx

> In reply to say NO to change! @ 2012-11-21 06:35 from vMeL - click to read@say NO to change!: hold on hold on. To test your claim of 700MB transfer taking 35 minutes, I just now connected my SGN2 to a desktop computer running Win7 via USB2 port and transferred 2.04GB (11 files) from internal memory of SGN2 to the desktop. It took 2 minutes 54 seconds. To test it further, I copied the 11 files back from desktop HDD to the internal memory into a different folder/directory and it took 2 minutes 52 seconds. I think you are simply misleading and trying to troll here.

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  • 2012-11-21 09:28
  • utb7

8-cores cpu of Samsung device is very innovative move.

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  • 2012-11-21 09:26
  • BPZX

> In reply to joonius @ 2012-11-21 08:54 from qbYT - click to readbig.LITTLE has been presented by Simon Segars (ARM VP) during ARM TechCon in Santa Clara. The architecture is completely endorsed by ARM, and Samsung is one of the chip makers (with Nvidia and others) supporting it.
Big.LITTLE IS ARM architecture!

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  • 2012-11-21 09:22
  • 36W5

> In reply to MCRL @ 2012-11-21 09:07 from PGfx - click to readThis is only way to improve battery life.

Better cpu with optimise battery usage....

Until they can come out with better battery tech.

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  • 2012-11-21 09:19
  • uREv

Samsung Always rocked with new technologies. 8-Core OMG... We can just imagine what speed would it be.

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  • 2012-11-21 09:13
  • PF2@

Now, someone should manufacture new batteries that can power up this monsters and should last 48 hours of heavy usage. Sometimes no matter how smart your phone is, it seems useless when you can't use your smartphone for longer hours.

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  • 2012-11-21 09:07
  • PGfx

Put this into Samsung's windows 8 phone! not like nokia using lousy specs with no sd slot in their phone

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  • 2012-11-21 09:02
  • uREv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-21 08:27 from tReb - click to readNowhere in his post did he claim that Samsung developed it.
Most of us know that Samsung pretty much just uses tech others develop anyways.

And as he said, the Exynos support sucks! Only good for benchmarking, otherwise useless. How many cores they use mean nothing if the crap as support continues. But hey, at least Samsung know that most phone reveiwers these days only look at bechmarks, so they will continue to have the most recommeded phones, even though in real life power and support they are way behind competitors such as nVidia and Qualcomm.

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  • 2012-11-21 09:01
  • 5i4e

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-21 08:27 from tReb - click to readbig.LITTLE is a feature of the new Exynos not an architecture provided by ARM.

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  • 2012-11-21 08:54
  • qbYT

Wow, this sounds awesome. I wonder what will apple bring. Another crappy Iphone or something.

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  • 2012-11-21 08:49
  • uNVL

> In reply to MetalKid @ 2012-11-21 06:59 from u7Ih - click to readzzz... Hey dude! BIG.little architecture is designed by ARM, not Samsung. Check the fact first before commenting.

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  • 2012-11-21 08:27
  • tReb

thats just over the top

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  • 2012-11-21 08:25
  • 0Fi0

> In reply to android @ 2012-11-21 05:03 from 70ge - click to readyou shot yourself with this comment. only one thing result from that: android need far more resources to run OK.

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  • 2012-11-21 08:14
  • LaBF

> In reply to MetalKid @ 2012-11-21 06:59 from u7Ih - click to read@MetalKid: Intel did not release Xeon series as their first processor. It evolved. So are the processors from AMD. Don't be under the impression that only nvidia or Apple can think. If you have ever put in any effort to get a patent then you will know that you would have used the ideas/rational/information in the other patents and you would need to clearly mention it in your patent application. If granted, it is called invention even though it is using info from other patents. For example, 256 core processors are on the way from Intel and also from IBM, which means ideas are already there and patents are already in place. So it does not mean ideas don't exist. They are all there. You just need to know where to look & how to use & differentiate. If you say Samsung is posing, it also means every other company involved in chip development are also posing. Chill out dude. This is how innovation works. Nothing comes out in one shot. Especially technology. Nobody stopped nvidia from making 4+4 but they chose to make it 4+1. Samsung made it 4+4. nvidia may come up with 6+2 or maybe 8+1 or something. Hey that's how things go. If it clicks they make money, if not they try something else.

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  • 2012-11-21 08:10
  • utb7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-21 06:51 from uREv - click to readI had a very bad experience with iPhone 4s. Though it is very fluid.

Quick questions.

1) How do you share a ring tone with your friends having non-Apple phones? (I often need this)

2) How do you copy a file from PC having Linux? (I often need this)

The above list is not complete.... There are so many other thing which were/are/will not be possible with Apple phones.

It is a good phone, where you don't want to connect to external world.

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  • 2012-11-21 08:10
  • GZ1M

like alot of people i think that you did not understand this tech. Here educate your self.

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  • 2012-11-21 07:53
  • t5}@

> In reply to regs @ 2012-11-21 03:51 from 6X9d - click to readI hope you can be more informed. Apple designed their CPU chip entirely. Samsung made them according to Apple's specifcation.

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  • 2012-11-21 07:50
  • IaHY

In the next 15years to come, samsung will launch a CPU chip with a screen (maybe 64 cores comprising of 60 arm cortex A29 and leg cortex A6)... my goodness are we tryna make mainframes portable?

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  • 2012-11-21 07:31
  • fuNc

People who are confused, it's not 8 core will work at the same time. Samsung took the concept of Tegra 3 (4+1 cores, 4 cores for heavy use, 1 for power saving), and upgraded it to 4+4 (4 A15 core for heavy use, 4 A7 for power saving). Honestly, nothing innovative here since the basic idea already exists, Sammy just revamped it to a new level to make it sound big. It's a big deal for posers who want to show off benchmark results and stuffs! But unless Samsung co-operate with the open-source development like CM & AOKP, and more developers leaving the Exynos platform, it kind of ruins the openness which Android provides.

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  • 2012-11-21 06:59
  • u7Ih

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