Samsung sheds some more light on the Exynos 5420 Octa: more power and longer battery life

Samsung sheds some more light on the Exynos 5420 Octa: more power and longer battery life

Samsung's foray into all mattersmobile has been one of great consequences, and according to thecompany, itsnew Exynos 5420 Octa SoC will stay true to that legacy. TheSamsung Exynos blog has outed a more in-depth look at what the newand improved SoC will bring to the table, and we've got to admit thatits got us anxious to put the new silicon to use ASAP.



But performance has always come at aprice – battery life. Which is what ARM's big.LITTLE platform andthe Exynos 5420 Octa are all about – power, only whenand if needed. But make no mistake, the Exynos 5420 doesn't tradeperformance for longevity – the new chipset promises “more thantwice” the graphical capabilities over its predecessor(Exynos 5410 Octa), thanks to its six-core Mali-T628 GPU. Apart fromcoming with support for OpenGL ES 3.0, the new Mali GPU also featuresGPU Computing functionality, which will give the CPU a hand withcertain tasks which can be performed both faster and more efficientlyby the GPU.



GPU Computing functionality willfurther add support for features such as video and imagestabilization and editing, facial recognition and more. The Exynos5420 Octa also supports MIC, or Mobile Image Compression, which willhelp lower system power required to bring photos to your screen frommemory, meaning photo-editing won't drain as much battery as before.



Samsung claims that energy efficiencyhas been improved by some 70% with the new Exynos, and thisapparently comes with no drawbacks – CPU performance is said tohave increased a fifth, compared to the Exynos 5410. Of course, we'reyet to get our hands on a commercially available device sporting thenew silicon, but we'veseen some pretty conclusive evidence that Sammy isn't taking us for aspin.



source: Samsung [1], [2]

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55 Comments

1. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

nice! but if the next samsung phones come with touchwiz again, will have LAG even with Octa, 12, 1000 cores! -.-

3. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Don't you have a lag in your brains? Why people like you have so much envy and hate of Samsung?

28. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

you have any idea how big touchwiz is on inboard storage? and how much RAM it consumes? As for hate, most readers here are smart enough to know what unnecessary and useful features are. so they are bound to hate samsung for its unnecessary features. dont know who envys samsung. probably someone who lives in 2011 era.

32. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

The best thing about samsung is choice mate..u dont want any of touchwiz features(which YOU think r useless,not the ppl using it) then buy a Google Edition Galaxy s4...if u want those features and are ready to sacrifice some onboard storage then buy the normal version..there was never a shortage of ram on any of the galaxy s phones.. and most users here do not hate samsung..just some trolls..

41. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

dont give your love to samsung for providing clean android version. it was google's choice. samsung loves their cartoony touchwiz and want to install it on everything. wait few years and you will see that in microwaves and washing machines too.

44. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That is what people want. More feature. It is not like WP or iOS that have limited function. My Note II never have lag, so if S4 have any, then Samsung will optimize it no problem.

45. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

i did have galaxy s3 for 10 months. so i do know how good "samsung optimization" is. if i streamed video or did anything that used GPU the phone would become toaster and battery will drain like no tomorrow. when i install AOKP it worked just fine. so come on, please dont tell me touchwiz doesnt lag and samsung does good job of optimizing its processor.

47. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Some ppl do like touchwiz cuz of the extra features they get..it did lag a bit on s3...on s4 all u ll be able to see r micro stutters..which u cn whine about if u like but its really just nitpicking..

46. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

No it wasnt just google's choice...any oem is free to hv a vanilla edition android installed on their phones..yeah the google edition branding is google's choice but samsung cud hv said no to them any time..it wasnt google's choice at all..a GE Galaxy s4 is present in the market cuz samsung wanted it to..

52. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

maybe....because he has a point!

4. CaoCiBai

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

So true. Get the Google version.

5. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The stupidity talks by it self.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

If you have problem with Samsung just don't buy it. I have used HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung. So far only Samsung don't leave a bad impression so until they do, I will buy Samsung phone again and again.

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

If you REALLY want a smartphone with no lag guaranteed, get a Windows Phone a.k.a Nokia Lumia or a BlackBerry. There, problem solved.

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I would rather buy an iphone before ever considering a windows phone... They are horrible devices.

11. CaoCiBai

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

So, you would rather pay $700+ for an overpriced and small 4 inch duo core phone. Nice decision there. Money well spent. /s

12. duder52

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

What makes windows phone horrible? It's more of a smartphone than an iphone. At least you can turn it's screen on and get useful and live information as opposed to a grid full of icons that launch apps.

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

iPhone is an overpriced horrible device if you ask me. Windows Phone is a useful smartphone that has a modern UI with colorful live tiles. Windows Phone is modern, mature, and magnificent.

16. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Gigantic tiles are a fail, so is Windows 8. Stop encouraging Microsofts BS and they will get rid of it.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I rather get an iPhone over a BB or any WP8 (including Lumia 1020). iOS has a way better ecosystem than any of them and you're bound to receive support for your phone much longer. How many WP7 phones were upgraded to WP8?

30. duder52

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Ecosystem? You mean being a slave to anything apple says? Yes, that's what I want in my phone, to be a slave to the company I bought it from. Support? What support from ios? It's been the same since it's inception. A screen/grid full of apps. It's not really hard to support the older models when nothing of significance has changed in your os. Oh wait, this year there are shiny new icons, yey!

31. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

They still update their devices faster than wp..look what new features ppl got with gdr2..and gdr3 has orientation lock...lol..AND the absence of some major apps..sorry mate but yeah ios over wp anyday..Android is better than both imo..wp has a long looong way to go b4 getting in competition with ios and android..

34. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Stop being a blind hater. Time to open your eyes and accept the truth.

51. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

the same amount of galaxy s1 to jellybean,sony xperia arc,htc sensation and so on...

33. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Dude u sound like a 5 year old girl...lol "modern","colorful" lol and yes did i tell u? "Modern" and lovely tiles..lol..sorry man...however horrible iphone/ios may b...its still way better than wp...i mean look at the gdr2,and gdr3 updates..they r laughable..

35. duder52

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Your comments are laughable. You are bashing GDR2 and GDR3 updates which are mainly about bug fixes and small feature additions. They are not major and new OS releases. Meanwhile, each iOS major release, is a rehash of each of the previous releases. Once again, ios7, shiny new icons.

48. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Dude i am not an ios fan..but hating them blindly ll get u nowhere...ios at current IS better than wp...i mean its not evn debatable that wp is the lesser of the trio(android,ios,wp)...till i saw wp i dint know if making an os evn boring looking than ios is possible...and again lack of some major apps(m not evn getting into vast number of apps ios hs)..ios hs shiny icons..wp has tiles...its no better mayb evn worse...atleast with iphone u cn jailbreak it and then modify evry part of the ui..

38. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

You are just a troll.

42. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

This argument of choices between window phones and iphones clearly shows that Android ecosystem is in a separate world(far ahead than the rest)- a feat they carved for themselves. Though is difficult for iphone-users and nokia fans to admit it, but now, they are debating about their worlds- enjoy it.

13. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

But other companies lag behind Samsung. There is the real lag.

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