Samsung's Galaxy S5 looks set to have a new 64 bit Exynos 5 processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was the first smartphone to launch with an Exynos 5 Octa-core processor , which is a new type of processor with 8 individual cores - although, in the UK we only got the quad-core model.
In reality both versions of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 only utilise 4 cores simultaneously. That’s because the Octa-core model can choose to run tasks on the four high-performance Cortex A15 cores or the four more efficient Cortex A7 cores - but it can’t run tasks on both simultaneously.
'True' Octa-Core Exynos 5 Processor
Samsung have now announced that by the end of 2013 they’ll have perfected a new Octa-core processor that can utilise all 8 cores at once - made possible thanks to a new Heterogeneous Multi-Processing solution.
When combined with ARM’s ‘big.LITTLE technology’ , the new Exynos 5 processor will be able allocate high computational intensity tasks to the four A15 cores and low-performance tasks to the four A6 cores and still run all 8 cores simulatenously.
The inclusion of the new chip would greatly boost 3D gaming, complex augmented reality and advanced web browsing performance. The obvious candidate to be the first to feature the new Exynos 5 processor is Samsung’s Galaxy S5 , which is due to launch around March 2014.
64 Bit Processing Capability
When Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5S they were very proud to be launching the first 64 bit smartphone. Samsung are not to be outdone because their Chief Executive Officer has revealed that their next-gen devices will have 64 bit processing capability.
We assume that means the Samsung Galaxy S5. The inclusion of a 64 bit processor would enable support for larger amount of RAM (over 4GB) and would vastly improve the smartphones multi-tasking capability.
So, a new Samsung Galaxy with a 64 bit Exynos 5 processor capable of using all 8 cores at once - we’re already too excited about the Galaxy S5 !
By Simon Thomas on 12th September, 2013