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Meizu: Software update to enable true-octa core on all Exynos 5s

11 September, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Meizu: Software update to enable true-octa core on all Exynos 5s - read the full textSamsung's Exynos 5 Octa chipsets available now on the market can't actually utilize all eight cores at the same time. Both 5410 and 5420 chips can use either the four Cortex-A7 cores or the four Cortex-A15 at a time. Samsung has decided to fix this and yesterday the manufacturer announced its...

 

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Planning to get the note 3 but this time am going with the snapdragon, sorry Exynos its just to0o little to0o late and still no LTE

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  • 2013-09-11 19:29
  • Nw@Z

> In reply to The Monster @ 2013-09-11 18:38 from XMFa - click to readApple have been doing that for years.

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  • 2013-09-11 18:50
  • p%n8

> In reply to Grandpa @ 2013-09-11 18:28 from w492 - click to readYou're mistaking Samsung with Apple who make their phones memory unexpandable so that they can sell the phones with higher memory capacity with a much higher price tag.

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  • 2013-09-11 18:38
  • XMFa

Now all we need is LTE support.

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  • 2013-09-11 18:36
  • p%n8

even if meizu do bring such an update , samsung might not coz they might launch it as a new device to their lineup so more profit. its all corporate sale tactics.

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  • 2013-09-11 18:28
  • w492

O yeah baby! Unleash THE POWER!!!

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  • 2013-09-11 18:28
  • XMFa

> In reply to jon dow @ 2013-09-11 18:05 from frjn - click to readWhy is it a lie? It makes perfect sense that it's likely.

Clearly all the cores share the same data/memory bus at the same time, otherwise the phone couldn't switch between A7 & A15 cores as needed. So if both groups of cores are equally accessible and processes interchangeable between them according to usage demand, then this switching would be managed by the firmware or a hardware 'controller' in the SOC which is probably managed by the firmware.

So new firmware should be able to allow all cores to work at once.

Having said that the power drain would be huge, not to mention that no apps or android version is currently optimised to work on 8 cores so real life benefits at the moment wouldn't be great.

Bit like the new 64 bit A7 chip in iPhone 5s. Absolute kudos to Apple for bringing the first 64bit SOC in a phone to market, however it'll be pretty pointless for a while as all 64bit mainly achieves is to allow processors to utilise more than 4Gb of RAM - and at the moment not many phones or tablets have 2Gb of RAM & only one has 3Gb... and we won't see 4Gb for probably nearly 2 years. And as iPhone still only has 1Gb RAM its even more pointless there.

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  • 2013-09-11 18:27
  • P%ns

Now I'm a proud owner of a s4 octa core version ;)

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  • 2013-09-11 18:26
  • kaKv

> In reply to Hi @ 2013-09-11 18:16 from 3JeJ - click to readtrue , but they will work something out to prevent the battery issues

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  • 2013-09-11 18:20
  • Ld06

unleash the power !!! :)

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  • 2013-09-11 18:18
  • Ld06

don't believe samsung they would do anything for winning

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  • 2013-09-11 18:17
  • NR0r

farewell battery

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  • 2013-09-11 18:16
  • 3JeJ

If its true, once again Samsung rocks.....

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  • 2013-09-11 18:13
  • u1vE

> In reply to jon dow @ 2013-09-11 18:05 from frjn - click to readoww poor little Sammy boy...

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  • 2013-09-11 18:10
  • 8xmj

thats a lie..i dont believe it.

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  • 2013-09-11 18:05
  • frjn

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