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Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa, an A15 and A7 hybrid SoC

09 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa, an A15 and A7 hybrid SoC - read the full textSamsung isn't done with CES 2013. We just got the company's latest and without a doubt most exiting announcement yet - the Exynos 5 Octa chipset. It brings 8 processor cores, which distribute the work load among each other. Four Cortex-A15 cores ensure incredible performance while the other four...


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keep rocki`n on samsung!!!

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  • 2013-01-28 20:49
  • 0UYf

what about ht plans to use the intel i7 processor ?
this would be the fastest on the market.

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  • 2013-01-13 10:07
  • fXNb

Samsung is allwayse numbre 1 in the word

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  • 2013-01-12 22:44
  • NjmY

Absolutely awesome. Cant wait for this. Well done Sammy!

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  • 2013-01-12 16:43
  • M3Yd

> In reply to djbosanac @ 2013-01-12 09:37 from mbBt - click to readno ain't that powerful...when it comes to performance ARM chips are far behind the old x86 architecture...

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  • 2013-01-12 16:24
  • 2@ci

> In reply to djbosanac @ 2013-01-12 09:37 from mbBt - click to readWhat are you smoking? Cores don't tell you anything. These chips don't even come close to Core 2 Duo CPU's let alone the i-series.

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  • 2013-01-12 13:44
  • Mn}s

hahahahhaahm this chip is a better than my i5 Intel chip haha, crazy world these days,

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  • 2013-01-12 09:37
  • mbBt

> In reply to gilbs @ 2013-01-12 03:42 from t7Xr - click to readtotally agree on you!! both hardware specs and software optimization should be improved side by side

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  • 2013-01-12 04:16
  • ttvi

> In reply to Kaln0x @ 2013-01-11 12:29 from 8yU8 - click to readIt's not "instead of". It's "aside from" optimizing software, they're also throwing in more cores. Why limit yourself if multiple avenues are becoming available. More tech doesn't always mean more waste. As technology advances, the price of technology decreases. In fact adding the four extra cores is meant to decrease your power consumption while increasing your device capability to do more (PRODUCTIVITY) than four cores can. That's how technology works. Would anyone be happy with 64KB of RAM today? That was "a lot" in the Apple II years. :)

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  • 2013-01-12 03:42
  • t7Xr

> In reply to kirk @ 2013-01-11 13:13 from 9xB$ - click to readI'm just stating that there is a award for design, can't you read? Maybe you're the troll. Bashing Sony products. There no single Samsung phone that I appreciated since the galaxy s2.

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  • 2013-01-11 15:28
  • th9%

> In reply to techmad @ 2013-01-10 18:11 from Q18Z - click to readyou, sir, are great. defending without trolling. more sensible people like you should be here in gsmarena. good one.

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  • 2013-01-11 13:33
  • 9xB$

> In reply to Not II @ 2013-01-10 13:54 from X3tr - click to readthere's a great world out there. try to get out more. what dimension are you from anyways?

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  • 2013-01-11 13:17
  • 9xB$

> In reply to sci @ 2013-01-10 15:02 from YQWC - click to readfollow your heart. just don't troll. defend, but don't troll.

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  • 2013-01-11 13:15
  • 9xB$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-10 09:18 from th9X - click to readyeah, well, then what? what happens after you get the award for beauty? troll here?

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  • 2013-01-11 13:13
  • 9xB$

> In reply to Nze 1 @ 2013-01-10 07:42 from fuNc - click to readI won't trust sony very much. i was in a call centre here in the philippines before with jvc account, and sony department was beside us and samsung camera customer care in our front. both jvc and sony accounts there supports all consumer products except for pro products. their agents told us sony's products aren't all that good. just like jvc, eventually these things suck in the end. they had more agents than jvc even though jvc is quite popular in US back in early 2000s. they have as many complaints as jvc account gets, and jvc had a lot especially that fiasco with the first hdtv lamps by panasonic which is made by matsushita. and sony spare parts are so damned expensive. better trust sharp. never bought a sony appliance after that.

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  • 2013-01-11 13:03
  • 9xB$

> In reply to Kaln0x @ 2013-01-11 12:29 from 8yU8 - click to readlets not brag about the 8 cores right away because if this is going to be in the S4, i am sure that the software will be highly optimized the gn2 OS works smoothly and i can say it is well optimized even though i won't say it is perfect..the main advantage of high hardware specs is that they still have chances to be more and more better in future updates. If the S4 with many cores doesn't work well then we can brag about cores and optimization. Anyway, lets see what Samsung is capable of with their S4

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  • 2013-01-11 12:48
  • ttv9

mobile technology is getting excessive, wasteful, pointless and rediculous...

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  • 2013-01-11 12:33
  • t7$W

So instead of optimizing the software which is better in the long run they're throwing in more cores to solve the lag and multi tasking issues? Then what happens when heavier apps and usage is applied? Add 8 more cores? A scaled down physX card? I mean I'm a die hard samsung user but this is just a short term solution.
The key is to limit what android can and cannot do(not as much as ios but u get what I mean), what it can run and what it has to close when it approachers slow performance. If samsung cant negotiate something with google then they should move out of that platform and start/use something else they have more control over(I hear Tizen is a candidate)

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  • 2013-01-11 12:29
  • 8yU8

> In reply to iush @ 2013-01-11 03:55 from ttvw - click to readVery well said.i agree.

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  • 2013-01-11 11:42
  • u7JJ

why do people worry so much when chip manufacturers add cores..these extra cores wont eat your more battery or cost you more..take gn2 for example, it has great battery life despite of powerful chipset and huge display..Its their way of making phone operation faster and smoother..Everyone has their own way of OS-hardware optimization.. Apple does it by making a good OS and iOS are made only for limited device which makes Apple easy to optimize..Other companies may do the same by adding cores and optimizing according to it. Iphone 5 is fast but GNote 2 is also equally fast. It doesn't matter if it has 2 cores more than iPhone because as end user, we are getting good battery life and value for money..iOS doesn't have many features as android has so it doesn't require that much CPU..

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  • 2013-01-11 03:55
  • ttvw

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