CES 2013: Samsung Shows Exynos 5 Octa CPU for Handsets and Tablets

The next-generation processor for high-end smartphones

South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics appears ready to make the next step in the evolution of smartphones, and came to the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with new technology in its pocket, set to show that this is indeed possible.

During the company’s keynote at the event, Samsung’s Dr. Stephen Woo took to the stage to announce the Exynos 5 Octa processor for mobile devices, which packs no less than 8 cores.

This next-generation processor for mobiles sports four Cortex-A7 cores and four Cortex-A15 cores, while being based on ARM’s big.LITTLE technology, thus using the Cortex-A15 for high-performance needs, and the Cortex-A7 for lighter tasks.

According to Samsung, the SoC can deliver twice the performance of quad-core Exynos CPUs, while using 70 percent less power. More on the new chip can be found in the video above, starting with the 12:34 mark.

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