Samsung has been making tremendous progress in the chipset industry over the last few years. Early this year during the CES, we saw the manufacturer launching its first ever octa-core mobile chip with the Exynos 5410. This chipset was used in the global variants of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and a refreshed version called Exynos 5420 was launched along with the Galaxy Note 3 some months ago. However, with the CES upon us, speculation has now begun that the Korean manufacturer will unveil a major refresh to its lineup of chipsets. This new rumor claims that Samsung will launch two separate 64 bit chipsets with a slightly different composition. The Exynos 6 will be the major refresh we’ve all been looking forward to which finally brings true octa core support thanks to heterogeneous multi-processing or HMP which was announced with the Exynos 5420.
Samsung will also reportedly announce the Exynos S which features its own 64 bit cores while the Exynos 6 will pack eight 64 bit cores made by ARM. The Exynos S is quoted to be substantially more powerful than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, which is yet to be confirmed. As for the Exynos 6, it will be used in all global Samsung flagships, including the Galaxy S5. We will gain more gain clarity on this during the CES event in about a week from now. Another bit of good news is that the global variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which sports the Exynos 5420 chipset will receive a software patch to enable true octa core support, increasing performance substantially. Sadly, the Exynos 5410 (Galaxy S4) will not receive the update as it doesn’t feature the required hardware for the update.
Via: Phone Arena