Samsung details new Exynos chipsets

After unveiling the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 at the ongoing MWC 2014 in Barcelona, Samsung has announced two new members of its Exynos family — the Exynos 5422 (octa-core) and the Exynos 5 Hexa. The South Korean giant detailed the two CPUs: the new Exynos 5422 is an update to the popular Exynos 5420 eight-core chipset on the Galaxy Note 3. It is said to boost up the clock speeds of the Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores to 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz, respectively.

Delivering support for running all eight cores at once, the Samsung Exynos 5422 chipset supports both 2,560 x 1,600 displays as well as 4K video recording.

Though there is no official word on this, it is expected to be the processor powering the Exynos-variant of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone.

The company has also announced the Exynos 5260 (aka Exynos 5 Hexa), destined for the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. It packs two 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A15 cores and four 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7 cores. It can handle WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display resolution and full-HD (1080p) playback at up to 60 frames-per-second (fps).

The South Korean manufacturer further disclosed that the samples of the processor are scheduled for mass production by the end of the first quarter. The Exynos 5260, on the other hand, is currently in mass production so expect to find it in shipping devices relatively soon.

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