A major component of Samsung’s business deals with mobile processors, and their Exynos CPUs are always top-notch chips even when compared to offerings from Qualcomm and NVIDIA. However, Samsung typically relies on other manufacturers for the GPU in their mobile devices, but it looks like that might change next year.
A new report suggests Samsung is in the process of developing its own GPU to pair with its Exynos processors, and it’s slated for release as early as mid-2015. If that date is accurate, we’ll probably miss seeing it in the Galaxy S6, but there’s a good chance we could see it end up in the Galaxy Note 5 or whatever else succeeds the Note lineup in the second half of the year.
The Galaxy Note 4 that will ship internationally has the new Exynos 5433 processor inside. While the device has not been marketed as a having 64-bit architecture behind it, it turns out that this Samsung SoC does support it. AnandTech found that the Exynos 5433 is indeed a 64-bit SoC with Cortex-A57 and A53 cores. This is all while using the big.LITTLE setup. The GPU paired with the Exynos 5433 is the Mali T760.
When Android L launches this fall, there is a chance that Samsung activates the Galaxy Note 4′s 64-bit capabilities.
Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets offer some seriously nice displays, but it turns out the quality comes at a price.
According to Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, the tablets’ processors heat up after heavy usage — which is not rare, however this heating up is causing a minor deformation of the rear cover. The above photo features a Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with a damaged back.
That fingerprint scanner on your device is so last year.
These days, it’s all about retinal scanners.
Today, Samsung has unveiled a brand new Exynos ModAp processor that features an integrated 4G LTE modem. This is a quad-core SoC that supports both regular LTE speeds as well as LTE Advanced. At the very least, it is now possible to achieve at least 150Mbps. Of course, a new processor always includes better performance in terms of multitasking and support for high resolution camera lenses.
By integrating a 4G LTE modem with this new Exynos processor, Samsung has finally caught on to what Qualcomm has been up to for the last two years. This means it may finally be possible hardware manufacturers in the United States choose this processor for smartphones rather than just Samsung rolling with it for tablets.
A series of leaks have appeared online regarding the Galaxy S5 Mini, including not only pictures, but also Antutu benchmark results as well as specs.
As you’ll see in the benchmark screenshots, the device packs the Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470) SoC clocked to 1.4GHz. The GPU is a Quad-core Mali-400 MP4 clocked at 450MHz, there’s 1.5GB RAM, 16GB expandable memory, an 8MP main camera and a 2.1MP front shooter. Both cameras can shoot up to Full HD 1080p video. The screen is 4.5-inches and is a 720p Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and the device features a fingerprint scanner and heart rate scanner.
Rumors and leaks suggested Oppo will be adding a “mini” version of its N1 flagship to its lineup, and that information has now been confirmed via Weibo for a May 30 announcement.
Oppo hasn’t said anything on the specs front, but here’s what we know based on previously leaked information:
The new Galaxy Tab S tablets will be announced on June 12, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get information on the devices beforehand. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (SM-T700, WiFi) has appeared online in an AnTuTu benchmark test.
Here’s what the test results revealed: a 2500 x 1600 AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 5420 processor and Mali-T628 graphics, 3GB RAM, 8MP rear shooter, 2.1MP front camera, 32GB internal storage and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
More details to come on the new Tab S series, so stay tuned.
Samsung has confirmed that they are working on 64-bit processors, with a goal of releasing them this year. Samsung will build these processors under their Exynos name, which appears in many of Samsung’s devices. Samsung has been lagging behind many it its rivals when it comes to 64-bit processing.
64-bit processors are able to handle much more data than 32-bit processors that are found in many mobile devices today.
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.