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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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Finally, the next generation processor!
Monster core. I would love to get a phone with this SOC.

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  • 2013-01-10 08:36
  • FMYK

> In reply to mixa @ 2013-01-09 23:30 from 3VQv - click to readwell...that's samy's way of "inovation", because they squeezed every single gram of juice from quads and now they have to move on. I would buy a s4 only if they paint on the back - "I have 8 cores and no luck with the...", oh, and also a tshirt with that:)

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  • 2013-01-10 08:33
  • mjPY

> In reply to Mobile Tronics @ 2013-01-09 22:55 from YPam - click to readtechnology companies come and go. no one is king forever. now is samsung, doesn't mean it will last FOREVER. if you think samsung can last forever , you are too naive

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  • 2013-01-10 08:31
  • IaHY

> In reply to Bunyip22 @ 2013-01-10 06:38 from vuCa - click to readdrop tests don't mean anything in real life usage. my colleague's note 2 got a dent after she dropped it. a new set and she is quite upset about it

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  • 2013-01-10 08:29
  • IaHY

> In reply to [deleted post]samsung is only good for performance and very fast to bring different models to the market. other areas they are not good.

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  • 2013-01-10 08:27
  • IaHY

> In reply to mesmere @ 2013-01-10 07:48 from fC8k - click to readsamsung unbeatable? oh please. no one remains market leader forever.

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  • 2013-01-10 08:26
  • IaHY

> In reply to JackTheRipper @ 2013-01-10 06:43 from fq6X - click to readHave U ever seen lumia 920 hammer test video from YouTube? Try to compare it with s3's test?

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  • 2013-01-10 08:24
  • gDhE

Samsung should focus on quality even though phone will little bit heavier.Upto 200 g is normal.If you feel it heavy you are very weak mentally and make physically.

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  • 2013-01-10 08:22
  • ttvF

> In reply to siddparkar @ 2013-01-10 00:14 from PSxg - click to readXperia z is going to get hammered by sgs4 anyway. Sony can consider themselves lucky if they can sell 10 million of z under 3 months before arrival of its rival.

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  • 2013-01-10 08:21
  • fC{9

> In reply to Droided @ 2013-01-10 05:56 from uBSg - click to readComeon ! Wp7 on a android phone ? Thats pathetic , the quality with which androids are made you were lucky enough to install a wp7 launcher... Wanna see how wp work then use a wp phone not some cheap quality high priced using less than half of its got specs in reality kind of land android phone ! They dont even know how to optimise a quad core and now they are upto octa ! Its just like giving skate boards to grandma's who cant even walk. Ha ha

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  • 2013-01-10 07:57
  • uvwn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-09 21:27 from bEKN - click to readSamsung are already unbeatable when it comes to android and sgs4 will take them to further heights. Sgs4....we are waiting for you.

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  • 2013-01-10 07:48
  • fC8k

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-10 06:49 from th9X - click to readDid you watch how samsung test their devices before letting it out in the market? There you'll see how flexible the s3 is and how they do tests on the hard keys.. Plastic doesn't meen low quality, plastic is more durable than aluminumn in some cases. Please be broad-minded.

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  • 2013-01-10 07:44
  • v0qx

> In reply to Droided @ 2013-01-10 05:56 from uBSg - click to readI caught are the Gsmarena blog wp troll bot. FO bot kids!

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  • 2013-01-10 07:43
  • t1$E

Now, let's not get out of line here. Samsung is only better than sony in mobile section and nothing else. So u don't go comparing a crappy samsung tv with a sony led bravia, or sony digital camera or blu ray players and the rest. inFact, don't even think it. Yeah, samsung have the best market strategy, adverts and phones but thats all they have against sony. And please sammy/galaxy/universe phone fans, don't attack me with useless comments, do ur homework. LONG LIVE PLAY, LONG LIVE SONY

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  • 2013-01-10 07:42
  • fuNc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-10 07:02 from PGXj - click to readseems to me the user is the one who is lazy.

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  • 2013-01-10 07:29
  • 9xB$

> In reply to yajia1 @ 2013-01-10 06:53 from t7Xr - click to readActually s4 pro used "pseudo" a15 cores so they're not a9 but more like a15.

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  • 2013-01-10 07:23
  • Fht4

are people actually comparing samsung to sony? please...

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  • 2013-01-10 07:12
  • j5Jk

Thats what gets me excited for sony!

Apps should terminate its operation when the phone is on standby to conserve battery. This is where the "full" multitasking of android is the problem ... they are too lazy.. Background process should be classified like in the case of iOS or WP8, like audio playback, remote notification.. etc things that does not require the screen.
Here android everything is a service which u cannot stop!.. ads .. single connection PER app.. all kindas useless rouge apps.. how much of your life is spent trying to fix that battery drain ..

Sure .. having a awesome chip like sammy will patch the problem .. but never solve if the OS is flawed and uncontrolled!

Samsung came out of block feature which is good IMO and .. they should also follow sony in creating a way to control all these apps!

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  • 2013-01-10 07:02
  • PGXj

All hail Samsung. Where's

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  • 2013-01-10 07:02
  • v$A%

Any information on clock speed? It won't match the Qualcomm's newest offerings unless it's going to have 2-2.5 GHz per core (excluding the power saving cores).

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  • 2013-01-10 07:01
  • U{AS

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