Samsung today announced that it will unveil its next Exynos processor at CES 2014. A tweet today promises that its mobile processors will be “flying even higher in 2014.” The unveiling will do take place during an event set for January 7, the first official day of CES 2014.
— Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) December 27, 2013
Samsung has previously indicated that it would shift to a 64-bit architecture in upcoming Exynos processors. Beaten to the punch by Apple with its A7 processor, it’s likely that Samsung wants to close the gap as quickly as possible by unveiling what could be a 64-bit Exynos 6 processor. If nothing else, it would pave the road for its inclusion into the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 expected at an only slightly later date.
Should Samsung indeed unveil a new 64-bit Exynos processor, it still remains to be seen if we will see it in North America in the near future. Both the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 have come in two variants, an international one sporting an Exynos processor and a North American one powered instead by a Qualcomm processor due to LTE requirements. It could well adopt such a strategy again with its next flagship devices.
If it does not announce a 64-bit architecture, it could instead unveil a true octa-core Exynos processor able to simultaneously use all eight cores rather than rely on a big.LITTLE architecture to switch back and forth between two sets of quad cores depending on the nature of the task being performed.
Which would you rather see Samsung unveil, a 64-bit Exynos processor or a true octa-core one? Let us know below.
Source : @SamsungExynos