Samsung Galaxy S4 with 8-core CPU?

By Daniel Chubb - Jan 9, 2013

Samsung revealed the new Exynos 5 Octa 8-core processor just moments ago at CES 2013, and the new silicon not only gives us a taste of how fast some Samsung smartphones will be soon, but also the possibility of this landing inside the Galaxy S4. This hasn’t been confirmed, but it would be the perfect handset to showcase the new horsepower considering its popularity.

If the Samsung Galaxy S4 did receive this new 8-core technology, then the handset will be able to switch between a Cortex-A7 for common tasks and a ARM Cortex-A15 for high performance tasks, which is thanks to the processor splitting the cores into two clusters with four cores in each. This improvement will really help battery life when running more common tasks.

This isn’t the first chip to aim to reduce power and processing by switching on the fly, but Samsung are promising the Exynos 5 Octa will improve on power use by up to 70 percent compared to the Dual Exynos 5. If this technology is included in the Samsung Galaxy S4, then we could be looking at a lot more battery life if you don’t run power hungry apps all the time.

Samsung also state that the Exynos 5 Octa will deliver around x2 the 3D performance in comparison to the previous generation, which would be welcomed on a Galaxy S4 for mobile gaming. The problem here might be battery life, so it will be interesting to see how the battery drain is when playing high graphic mobile apps.

Do you hope to see the 8-core Exynos 5 Octa inside the Samsung Galaxy S4, and if so do you expect this chip to deliver the right balance of performance and battery life? We will try and hunt down a video of Samsung’s presentation, but for now you might want to keep an eye on our social channels and

In case you missed it, you might want to see this Samsung Galaxy S4 concept video that is pretty lifelike and arrived on YouTube late last month.

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  • but!!!! does the gs4 get hot, will that be a issue?

  • RGA

    I’m not too bothered how many cores the Galaxy S4 will have really, as long as it blows every other phone available out of the water by a mile. I have never had a problem on my S3 with battery life. It would be nice to see proper wireless charging built in this time though.