Samsung’s Exynos chips have always been potent chips that could beat all types of benchmarks and perform well in everyday usage. The superiority of these chips in fact are seen through Samsung’s Galaxy S and Note lines of products. Of late though the Exynos chips seem a little outdated and laggy at times as apparent in the new Galaxy Tab S, great tablet, great display, not up to par performance; shame really. Samsung though will not be giving up any time soon producing chips with the introduction of the Samsung Exynos 5430 eight core (octa-core) processor.
Introduced alongside the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, or rather fitted into the upcoming device it is Samsung’s first ever attempt in the 20nm process. With the new production process Samsung claims to cut power consumption of the new processor up to 25% less. That said though they also claim that there will be no loss in performance. The design of the chip has not changed much, we see the usual arrangement of four ARM Cortex A15 cores clocked in at 1.8GHz paired with four ARM Cortex A7 cores clocked in at 1.3GHz and a Mali T628MP6 GPU. So not much upgrade then from the older generation chips? Not exactly.
Apparently though this chip will include another ARM Cortex A5 core that is dedicated to voice. You get a separate individual processor that will handle all audio related task except for the music player. It means better and more accurate voice control, better and smoother sound recording as well. What is more is that this will now support the new display formats of 2560 x 1440 WQHD and 2560 x 1600 WQXGA resolutions. Now it sound like the Galaxy Alpha is getting an unfair treatment with the 1280 x 720 pixel display they will be fitting the device with.
It is still unclear whether this processor will reach Samsung’s high-end smartphones or not. There are strong possibilities though that Samsung would want to fit this into the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that will be unveiled in IFA, so do we. Until IFA this is all that we could gather.