Despite not getting a glimpse of the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 at CES 2013 which was held recently the public did get to see one of the components that looks destined to feature on this new model. Samsung used the event to unveil their new Exynos 5 Octa processor chip. It is widely acknowledged that this CPU will be part of the Galaxy S4 but the boss of a rival company has slammed the new processing technology.
Qualcomm are one of the leading manufacturers of smartphone processors and their boss, Paul Jacobs, has labelled the new Exynos 5 Octa CPU as nothing more than a “publicity stunt”. These comments were made at the recent Born Mobile event in China where Mr Jacobs took to the stage and also stated that by increasing the number of cores modern handsets are more prone to heating issues and poor battery life. He labelled the current situation with increasing cores on processors as “core wars” and said that he thinks this will eventually end with manufacturers instead focusing on producing better optimised chips. It is widely expected that the Exynos 5 Octa chipset will debut on the new Samsung Galaxy S4 which is expected to hit shelves this coming May.
It is widely accepted by many industry experts that an increased number of processor cores does not necessarily lead to better performance but the comments made by Mr Jacobs do seem a little strange as the new Samsung chip actually employs some of Qualcomm’s own architecture in the form of Big Little technology. By using this the new Exynos 5 chip still offers excellent power efficiency and battery performance. Consumers can look forward to seeing the new Octa processor on the new Samsung Galaxy S4, the successor to the best selling Samsung Galaxy S3. It is set to be one of a host of new features on the model with some of the others including a new 5 inch display and a boost in camera resolution.
The new Exynos 5 Octa processor is set to feature on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and will offer unrivaled performance despite the scathing comments from Paul Jocobs of Qualcomm.