As expected, Samsung announced the Exynos 5 Hexa 5260 hexa-core processor and, the not-quite-expected Exynos 5 Octa 5422 octa-core processor at Mobile World Congress, both of which feature ARM’s big.LITTLE processing technology, and ARM Mali-T628 GPU. Still no news about their 64-bit processor.
Exynos 5422 appears to be a update to Exynos 5420 octacore SoC, with four Cortex A15 core clocked at up to 2.1GHz, and four Cortex A7 cores clocked at up to 1.5GHz. The GPU is still Mali-T628, and the processor also supports HMP. One key difference with Exynos 5260 is that it supports 4K hardware video decoding, albeit outputted to a display up to WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution. It’s quite likely Exynos 5422 will be the processor running in the Exynos version of the Galaxy S5. Exynos 5422 page on Samsung website has with very few details at this time.
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