Samsung Galaxy S5 will be powered by the Exynos 6 chipset, get ready for the 64-bit revolution

Alex Bezeau October 16, 2013 0

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A recent report from Korea indicates that Samsung has already started working on its next-gen flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will obviously be the successor to the Galaxy S4 and is expected to be powered by the new Samsung Exynos 6 chipset.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 created a lot of buzz when rumors and reports started saying that the device would be equipped with an octa-core processor. At that time, nothing was really clear, so all we though was that the next-gen Samsung Galaxy flagship would be the first to have an octa-core processor, which logically meant that it would be twice as fast as the other quad-core processors in the market.

Samsung HQ

But things did not exactly turn out the way we thought. The reason is because Samsung did unveil its octa-core processor, but it practically consisted of two quad-core processor, one fast and high power consuming and the other was slow and low power consuming. And depending upon the task at hand, the chipset would smartly switch between these two quad-core processor. Hence at any given time, any one of these two processors would be in action.

But this will not be the case anymore. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is on its way and it is expected to have a 64-bit architecture and will be powered by the Exynos 6 chipset. The Exynos 6 chipset will be the first true octa-power chipset from the Korean, meaning that both the quad-core processors will be able to run at the same time.

Samsung Exynos 6 chipset
The Samsung Exynos 6 chipset is expected to be on a totally different level compared to the existing Exynos 5420. The chipset will feature ARM’s big.LITTLE octa-core configuration with Cortex-A53/A57 cores. And the best part about this ‘thing’ is that it can run all these cores at the same time but will use half the power compared to the Exynos 5420 chipset.

So if you have come across commercials where the car runs faster but at the same time gives better mileage, then that is the best example to relate here. The Exynos 6 chipset is no magic, but courtesy of the research and development and the team at Samsung, we might soon be able to witness something very big and ground breaking in the month of January next year.

Exynos 5

By the way, the current Samsung Exynos 5 chipset uses the 28nm process for manufacturing. There have been reports which said that the company has been working on a 20nm architecture, but the latest reports surprise us even further. Because the reports from Korean media say that the company will use a 14nm architecture for the Exynos 6 chipset that is first expected to show up inside the Galaxy S5.

The Korean smartphone manufacturer is expected to unveil its new flagship device in the month of January next year. The reason for this early unveiling is expected to be the poor or ‘not so good’ sales of the current flagship, the Galaxy S4.

So, now that you have an idea about what’s coming our way, let us know what your plans are. Will you be interested in waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S5 or is the Galaxy S4 good enough for you? Some days down the line, Google is also expected to unveil the Nexus 5, so pick your preference.

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