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CES 2013: Samsung pulls 'magical' eight-core processor out of its hat

Samsung Exynos 5 octa processor
Zen Terrelonge


Devices / Samsung / January 10th 2013 at 10:35AM

New chips to be fitted in future high-end smartphones and tablets.

Samsung president Dr Stephen Woo delivered a keynote at CES yesterday, explaining how central mobile is to the tech industry and how processors and memory developments are integral to enhancing devices.

This opened the door for him to unmask the firm's new Exynos 5 Octa eight-core processor. The joint venture from Samsung and ARM is made up of two quad-core chips and will be fitted in new 'high-end' smartphones and tablets.

Woo, said: "Our industry’s centre of gravity is mobile devices and it is the components that are driving this; it’s deep inside the devices where the magic happens."

The Octa will, of course, increase processing power, but use of ARM's big/little tech, which automatically switches between chips based on the task being performed, will conserve battery life.

Meanwhile, Samsung's existing Exynos 5 processor is currently used in 53m devices.

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