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Samsung's 64-bit Exynos could arrive tomorrow... Galaxy Note 4 bound?

News by Luke Jones on Thursday July 10, 2014.

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Exynos 64-bit
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When Samsung says it has something exciting to tell us, we typically think of a new smartphone or tablet, but this time the company is delivering something else. The Korean giant posted about a new Exynos processor that would be revealed tomorrow, and to whet the appetite the company posted the above image alongside the following Tweet.

"Tomorrow [Thursday] we have something new and exciting to show you. Stay tuned!"

Samsung has been saying for some time that it will deliver its own 64-bit processor that would end up in its high end smartphones. It seems that the company has decided to now release what will be called the Exynos 5433 SoC, a chipset that will first land in the Galaxy Note 4. The new Exynos will be quite a beast too and is made from an Intel XMM7260 Cat. 6 LTE radio, an upgraded Mali GPU, and eight cores, including four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores.

Interestingly, there is no confirmation that this will be a 64-bit chipset, but it seems likely that it will be now that Google has made Android compatible with this architecture. When Apple launched the iPhone 5s with the 64-bit A7 processor last year, the rest of the smartphone world was unprepared. Samsung and chip makers like Qualcomm have since been working on their own 64-bit mobile chips, but until recently they would have been incompatible with Android.

The fact that the Galaxy Note 4 could pack the new Exynos 5433 it seems likely that the chip will actually be of the 64-bit variety. That means the Note 4 could be even more powerful than we imagined, which would be no mean feat for Samsung's flagship phablet.

source: BGR

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