Octa-core version of Samsung Galaxy S5 features 2.1GHz Exynos chip

Octa-core version of Samsung Galaxy S5 features 2.1GHz Exynos chip
So as it turns out, Samsung is planning on releasing an octa-core version of its flagship Android handset. Just as the Korean manufacturer did last year, we'd expect to see North America and some parts of Europe receive the version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This year, it is a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, under the hood of that model. International markets will be offering consumers a variant of the Galaxy S5 with an octa-core 2.1 GHz Exynos processor driving the phone.

Just to reiterate for those who are curious, the difference between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and the Snapdragon 801 is that the latter supports a faster clock speed, which is why the CPU is running at 2.5GHz on the Galaxy S5. And there is one more difference. The Snapdragon 801 also supports a faster  maximum GPU frequency (578MHz vs. 550MHz).

An earlier version of the Samsung infographic we showed you earlier Tuesday, revealed the octa-core variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 (see below). That version of the infographic has since been removed by Samsung.

source: Samsung via Engadget, GSMArena

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. mastamolvi unregistered

Will the uk be getting the improved and fastest versions

2. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

I think Exynos will be the faster one.

9. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Not really everytime sammy made an octa core it got beats by the snapdragon so fast by core looks are decieving.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Of course faster with worse battery life, no 4k recording, some bugs and security holes here and there, no source code, overheating issues. But hey benchmarks matter more.

4. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

I am from India and i would like to buy the S5. But I dont want the Exynos version. What do i do?

7. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

You would have to buy it outside of India (either by going to another country or having it shipped to you) or you can check your local stores and see if they will sell you a "gray market" version.

10. ibrahem7731

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

No.. the s5 exynos version scores higher than the quad core in the benchmark test

5. lalajani

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

i hope exynos gs5 should have 3gb ram

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1116; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

People here do over hype craxynos. I've used it on many Samsung international models and I'm very sure I ain't going to use it AGAIN until it matches snapdragon in battery life, features, temperature (CPU heating ) and garner much neede love from developers and modders.

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I have the Sprint Note 2 with the Exynos Quad and it works just fine for me. Plenty fast, doesn't get hot, and overall a great CPU, especially since the Exynos models have the Wolfson DAC, which the Qualcomm models don't have. I listen to a lot of music and the Wolfson DAC is one of the best DACs you can get on a mobile phone.

11. yashwanth92

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 29, 2014

I hav benn using galaxy s5 for past 2 months i just love it. i hav installed games like ##asphalt 8 ##MC4 ##MC3 ##Gta Sanandreas ##Deus Ex ##Gangester 4 ##Wild Blood ##Robo cop ##Fifa 14 ##Fifia 15 ##COD Strike team ##Dead Effect ##Contract Kill2 ##Dead Space ##Frontline 2 ##Assassins Creed ##Legend ##Avatar ##Backstab ##Fast 5 ##Mass Infiltrator ##NFS Most wanted ##Real steel ##six guns ##The dark knight rises All These games works like a beast. My battery life is so good. :-)

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