Samsung Gear 2 teardown reveals Exynos processor

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We already had a chance to see a teardown of the Galaxy S 5, so now we turn our attention to the Gear 2. Famous for complete teardowns, iFixit did just that. Samsung never mentioned what processor was powering the Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo, but thanks to this teardown, we now know it’s a dual-core 1GHz Exynos 3250.

iFixit also gave a repairability score of 8 out of 10, which isn’t too bad. They found that the watch band is “super easy to remove,” and the screws, clips, and spring contacts make the device easy to open. The battery can easily be removed and replaced. However, on the downside, the display assembly is a little difficult to deal with, not to mention costly. If you want to know more about the guts of the Gear 2, then hit the first source link below.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 to launch in April with Exynos 5 CPU and 1080p screen option

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We’ve heard a lot about Samsung’s new Chromebook in the past few days, but we haven’t had much detail in pricing or release dates. Thanks to another leak, that’s getting cleared up.

A premature post accidentally outed a release date, pricing, and specs for Samsung’s newest laptop, and confirmed two different models. Both models will sport an Exynos 5 processor and 4 GB of RAM, but the smaller 11 inch screen will only have a 1366×768 resolution, while the 13.3 inch model will have a full 1080p screen. The smaller option will cost $319.99 while the larger option will run $399.99. » Read the rest

Samsung unveils new Exynos processors

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Even though news seems to be centered around the new Galaxy S 5, that’s not the only news that’s coming out of Samsung’s camp. To “meet the ever-increasing needs needs of high-resolution displays and complicated computation without sacrificing battery life,” the company has announced a newer, more efficient Exynos processor. The new 5422 processor features eight cores ( four ARM® Cortex®- A15™ up to 2.1 GHz for the heavy lifting and four ARM® Cortex®- A7™ up to 1.5 GHz for lighter lifting.) Samsung says that the new octa-core processor is 34 percent more efficient than previous generations.

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Galaxy S 5 will be powered by either a Snapdragon 801 or an Exynos octa-core

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If you watched Samsung’s Unpacked event yesterday, you might have noticed there was no mention of what processor the Galaxy S 5 will feature. Well last night, we posted an infographic highlighting the specs of all Galaxy S devices, and one thing that we did notice was that for the processor of the GS5, there were two listings. A 2.5GHz quad-core and a 2.1GHz octa-core.

Now the fact that there will be two versions isn’t surprising since that is exactly what happened last year. As to the octa-core, we can confirm that it is indeed an Exynos, but we don’t know which model yet. As to the quad-core, Samsung revealed that it will be the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. The 801 is essentially an 800, but it has a higher clock speed and supports a faster GPU (578MHz vs. 550MHz). We expect that, just like last year, the majority of the world will get the Snapdragon, while Korea will get the Exynos version.

 

Samsung’s Exynos Infinity getting revealed at MWC next week

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The next generation of Samsung’s Exynos processor will be unveiled next week in Barcelona. In a tweet from the official Exynos Twitter account, Samsung says “Continuing our market-leading innovation and leadership, we bring you our latest innovations. Please stay tuned.” What exactly will be of the Exynos Infinity processor? It could mean 64-bit architecture is on its way. After all, that is something still missing from Samsung’s current portfolio. » Read the rest

Samsung to expand processor market share by shipping more Exynos tablets in 2014

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It’s no secret that Samsung takes pride in its in-house Exynos ARM processors, but outside of Samsung’s own devices, the Exynos division hasn’t seen much market growth. In fact, last year Exynos chips saw pretty slow growth, mostly due to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPUs being the de facto standard in Android devices, including many of Samsung’s own models.

However, last month Samsung’s Exynos processors saw a 10% sales increase compared to last year, which is likely because many of Samsung’s newer phone models this year will debut with Exynos processors over Snapdragon processors, including the Galaxy Note Neo. On top of that, Samsung is reportedly working on several new tablets that will also use Exynos processors, which is something we’ve seen in the Note Pro line of tablets. The LTE models use Qualcomm processors, but all of the other tablets in the family exclusively use Samsung’s own CPUs. Further down the line, Samsung of course has a 64-bit version of their Exynos chip planned. » Read the rest

Android 4.4.2 Update for the Exynos Powered Galaxy Note 3 Now Seeding

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Android_in_KitKat_LogoLast Monday, the Snapdragon powered Note 3 started receiving Android 4.4.2. Fast forward a week later it’s now the Exynos powered Note 3′s turn.

The update brings all of KitKat’s enhancements such as performance boosts, full-screen album art, emoji support and wireless printing while also bringing some Samsung enhancements as well. Samsung added a camera shortcut for quick shooting, and landscape keyboard improvements. Gone are the multi-colored notification icons as Samsung also moved to white icons.

The update is rolling out in phases and is currently available in Russia. When it’s your turn, you can go to Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update to check for the OTA. Even though it’s rolling out in phases, the update process should happen quickly. Enjoy!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 specs leak, packs octa-core Exynos processor

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The folks over at AnTuTu benchmark have recently leaked the specs of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 after it stopped by at the FCC a few days ago. The device will pack a 2,560 x 1,600 display, an Exynos 5420 octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and an 8MP rear shooter. The tablet will also run Android 4.4.2 KitKat at launch, which is a huge plus.

The given specs mean that this tablet will definitely be a beast— but expect a high price tag to come with the quality. The tablet should launch in February, perhaps at the Mobile World Congress.

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Samsung’s Next Chromebook Could Feature Exynos Octa-Core CPU and 2560×1440 Display

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Google’s Chromebooks are taking off with multiple manufacturers pushing multiple low priced options to consumers. What’s great is that we’re seeing decent specs accompanying those low price tags. Samsung looks to be raising the bar with their next generation of ARM Chromebooks. Said to feature a Exynos octa-core CPU, the device will also come with a 12 inch (possibly less) 2560×1440 display. On top of that, the device may come with either 16GB or 32GB solid state drives and 3GB of RAM. It is said to also boast about 7 hours of battery life per charge.

A lot of Google’s success with Chromebooks has had a lot to do with the sub $300 price range and has appealed to budget-conscientious folk. The new generation ARM Chromebook will be no different as it will also feature a price somewhere between $250 and $300. We’re not sure when we’ll see it released but we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available. Stay tuned!

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Samsung to announce Exynos 6 and Exynos S at CES 2014?

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A couple days ago Samsung hinted at a new Exynos processor to be announced at CES 2014. Well now it seems that Samsung has not one, but two big Exynos related announcements next month at the show.

The first chip is reportedly set to be the Exynos 6 “octa-core” SoC (System on a Chip) and will make its first appearance in the Galaxy S5. The second processor is to reportedly be called the “Exynos S”.

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