|[March 14, 2013]
Samsung Announces the Availability of Exynos 5 Octa for New Generation of Mobile Devices
SEOUL, South Korea --(Business Wire)--
Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor
solutions, announced that its new Exynos 5 Octa application processor is
scheduled for mass-production in the second quarter of 2013. The Exynos
5 Octa features an unprecedented eight-core ARM (News - Alert)® big.LITTLE™
architecture based on the Cortex-A15™ CPU, technology built for
efficient handling of multitasking abilities for high-end mobile devices
"High processing performance based on multi-cores has become an
essential factor for advanced mobile devices, and what users expect more
is how long and seamlessly they can enjoy smart mobile computing
experiences," said Taehoon Kim, vice president of marketing, System LSI
Business, Device Solutions Division, Samsung Electronics. "With the new
mobile platform driven by the Exynos 5 Octa processor, which heralds and
fulfills such expectations, consumers will be able to experience a new
level of mobile computing in a few months."
As highlighted at CES (News - Alert) 2013, the Exynos 5 Octa is the world's first
mobile application processor to implement the new concept of processing
architecture, big.LITTLE™, based on the Cortex-A15™ CPU to offer optimal
core use. By housing a total of eight cores to draw from-four powerful
Cortex-A15™cores for processing-intense tasks along with Cortex-A7™ quad
cores for lighter workloads-the Exynos 5 Octa enables mobile devices to
achieve maximum performance. This approach offers up to 70 percent
energy saving when performing various tasks, compared to using
The newest Exynos processor will be manufactured using Samsung's latest
28-nanometer (nm) HKMG (High-k Metal Gate) low power process and
powe-saving design, which increases the power efficiency of the
processor by minimizing the static current leakage.
The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa enhances the powerful 3D graphics processing
capabilities by more than two-times over the Exynos 4 Quad.
With today's advanced display technology transitioning toward ever
higher and sharper resolutions, the Exynos 5 Octa is powerful enough to
drive WQXGA (2560x1600) display, the best crystal-clear resolution
currently available for mobile devices, enabling users to enjoy crisper
video images on their premium smartphones and tablets.
By adopting e-MMC (embedded multimedia card) 5.0 and USB 3.0 interface
for the first time in the industry, the new Exynos application processor
boasts fast data transfer speed, a feature that is increasingly required
to support advanced processing power on mobile devices so that users can
fully experience upgraded mobile computing such as faster booting, web
browsing and 3D game loading.
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa incorporates a full HD 60fps (frame per second)
video hardware codec engine for 1080p video recording and play-back, an
embedded 13 mega-pixel 30fps image signal processor interface for
high-quality camera functionality, and 12.8GB/s memory bandwidth
interface that enables Full HD Wifi display.
More information can be found:
- Samsung Exynos brand site : www.samsung.com/exynos
- Samsung Exynos twitter : www.twitter.com/samsungexynos
- Samsung Exynos facebook : www.facebook.com/samsungexynos
- Samsung Exynos Youtube : www.youtube.com/samsungexynos
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation
and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions,
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systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ
236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201
trillion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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