Samsung has just announced its newest mobile processing unit at CES event which features 8 processing cores with has an implementation of ARM's big.LITTLE concept which pairs low-performance but low-power cores with pairs low-performance but low power cores with high-performance high-power core. Samsung Exynos 5 Octa is constructed from four (4) ARM Cortex-A15 cores, the same IP as features in NVIDIA's Tegra 4 chip.
These processor are joined by a second cluster of four Cortex-A7 cores which can take over undemanding background tasks such as managing network traffic, playing audio or handling the modern in a smartphone. According to Samsung this new processor gives up to 7o percent higher efficiency than their previous quad-core Exynos processor.
The company's vision of “Mobilizing Possibility,” highlighting the role of components as the engine behind innovations across the mobile landscape. The keynote event illustrated possibilities that Samsung envision offering through its component solutions, and introduced new products that will herald such expectations – shared, Dr. Stepehen Woo of System LSI Business, Devices Solutions Division, Samsung Electronics. He added, “We believe the right DNA drives the discovery of what's possible. Components are building blocks the foundations on which devices are built. We at Samsung's component solutions are creating new, game-changing components across all aspects of devices.”
Samsung has not yet mention on when could be launches on the market , the first Exynos 5 Octa devices out in the market and the price range.