Samsung announces Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa processors, both supporting Quad HD displays


As expected, Samsung announced two new mobile processors at MWC 2014, but they are not called Exynos Infinity, and they are not 64-bit-ready.

First, we have the Samsung Exynos 5422 Octa, a high-end application processor that includes eight cores: four ARM Cortex-A15 cores clocked at up to 2.1 GHz, and four smaller ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at up to 1.5 GHz. The 5422 uses 28nm technology, and comes with Samsung's optimized big.LITTLE HMP (Heterogeneous Multi Processing), being capable of delivering up to 34% higher performance than the company’s previous Exynos Octa processors.

The Exynos 5422 will enter mass production this quarter - which means that a Galaxy S5 version using it could be available as soon as April (when the Qualcomm variant of the new handset will be officially released).

The second new processor announced by Samsung is the Exynos 5 Hexa (Exynos 5260). This, of course, is the SoC that’s inside the recently announced Galaxy Note 3 Neo, offering six CPU cores: two 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 cores, and four 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 cores. The Exynos 5260 is already in production.

Both new Exynos processors support high-resolution displays, including Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) and WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels). Thus, a Quad HD version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 might be introduced later this year - but that’s just us speculating.

source: Samsung

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28 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

it seems 5422 will be used on another S5 version and the great thing is,8 cores can work simultaneously.

4. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Is that efficient for power consumption?

18. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

It is crucial for better power consumption, because it allows whichever combination of cores to be on/idle.

10. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Didn't they say there will be 2 GS5 editions? (1 being premium?)

15. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I really hope so, samsung are the only android OEM that appeal to me.

22. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

8 cores big.LITTLE architecture is an useless technology, a waste of silicons

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

So what was yesterday's galaxy s5, fooling people.

6. geordie8t1 unregistered

I was actually hoping it was while I was watching it.....

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I think a Galaxy S5 Neo is coming soon with one of these processors under the hood and a Quad HD display. :P

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

If that's true, then the E5422 is inferior than SD801. Just like Note 3 and it's Neo sibling.

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

There's no way a Neo version will get a better specs than the original one.

14. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

No the GS F

3. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

So what? Snapdragon 800 and Tegra K1 support UHD input and output..

11. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

the problem is "Supporting" a resolution doesn't mean "good performance" in a resolution. a good processor for 2560*1600 is the one that support 4K resolution. because we want 60fps GUI without any hiccups.

16. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

For gaming maybe it's going to stutter, because of the dynamic scene, but for watching movies & tvs and everyday use it's going to be stable. Last CES Qualcomm demostrated a UHD and Surround sound streaming from Snapdragon 800. :)

5. toink unregistered

Semi-conductors should make a big.LITTLE quad core for mid-rangers.

12. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

the Hexacore version is just idiotic, the 4 A7 will have similar performance to the 2 A15, so what the point? A hexacore with 4 A15 and 2 A7 would make much more sense...

17. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Your argument is what's idiotic, all 6 cores can run at the same time if necessary, performing pretty darn good, see rival site Note 3 Neo review. The 4 A7 cores are still better for low-power tasks than the 2 A15s, and the Neo has better battery life than the OctaCore Note 3, plus this set-up is cheaper, so win-win for Samsung, and hush-hush for you.

24. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I agree, unless you are a person who knows the technology and made the device you don't know anything. I'm pretty sure the wizkids at Samsung know what they're doing. If you guys know all of this stuff then you'd be working for Sammy :-P

26. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

". The 4 A7 cores are still better for low-power tasks than the 2 A15s, and the Neo has better battery life than the OctaCore Note 3 " right, because that has also nothing to do with the lower res screen,,,

13. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

So then.. there will another big thing coming soon. I wonder is the twin S5 or a new Note will come.... hahaha

19. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Yep, this will be that premium version of the S5, i.e. the Galaxy F! Btw, the 2.1Ghz reveals that it uses the latest Cortex A15 r3p3 variant, that will also tick in the Tegra K1. It is significantly more efficient than the standard A15

20. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Not significantly but only mediocre, the maximum clockspeed only increased from 1.9 to 2.3 GHz. It's just a minor revision and still in 28nm. I wonder who is the first to use 20nm in the ARM processor.

23. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

20nm isn't going to arrive this year i think since all the chips that are supposed to be released by q3 like snapdragon 610,615,410, tegra k1 are all 28nm .. so most probably at ces 2015

21. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

so no exynos 64 bit this year?

25. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Wow! How many varients of S5s Samsung releasing this year?

27. 1701nino unregistered

Thats just rubbish!Octa and hexa core processors,tell me does any app use even quad-core soc-s?I mean look at apple,they got a lot of chip experts from AMD and they are trying to build chips that can practicly operate.Most apps today barely are optimized for dual-core soc-s,only gamey require more horse power thats why apple puts a quad-core GPU on their devices.I think they are trying to be like Intel in desktop space where the number of cores or megapixels isn't the only factor.

28. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Btw tegra k1 and snapdragon 805 both support 4k resolutions. So this one is just meh.

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