Samsung Announces the Availability of Exynos 5 Octa for New Generation of Mobile Devices

Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:00pm EDT

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SEOUL, South Korea--(Business Wire)--
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor
solutions, announced that its new Exynos 5 Octa application processor is
scheduled for mass-production in the second quarter of 2013. The Exynos 5 Octa
features an unprecedented eight-core ARM big.LITTLE architecture based on the
Cortex-A15 CPU, technology built for efficient handling of multitasking
abilities for high-end mobile devices today. 

"High processing performance based on multi-cores has become an essential factor
for advanced mobile devices, and what users expect more is how long and
seamlessly they can enjoy smart mobile computing experiences," said Taehoon Kim,
vice president of marketing, System LSI Business, Device Solutions Division,
Samsung Electronics. "With the new mobile platform driven by the Exynos 5 Octa
processor, which heralds and fulfills such expectations, consumers will be able
to experience a new level of mobile computing in a few months." 

As highlighted at CES 2013, the Exynos 5 Octa is the world`s first mobile
application processor to implement the new concept of processing architecture,
big.LITTLE, based on the Cortex-A15 CPU to offer optimal core use. By housing a
total of eight cores to draw from-four powerful Cortex-A15cores for
processing-intense tasks along with Cortex-A7 quad cores for lighter
workloads-the Exynos 5 Octa enables mobile devices to achieve maximum
performance. This approach offers up to 70 percent energy saving when performing
various tasks, compared to using Cortex-A15cores only. 

The newest Exynos processor will be manufactured using Samsung`s latest
28-nanometer (nm) HKMG (High-k Metal Gate) low power process and power-saving
design, which increases the power efficiency of the processor by minimizing the
static current leakage. 

The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa enhances the powerful 3D graphics processing
capabilities by more than two-times over the Exynos 4 Quad. 

With today`s advanced display technology transitioning toward ever higher and
sharper resolutions, the Exynos 5 Octa is powerful enough to drive WQXGA
(2560x1600) display, the best crystal-clear resolution currently available for
mobile devices, enabling users to enjoy crisper video images on their premium
smartphones and tablets. 

By adopting e-MMC (embedded multimedia card) 5.0 and USB 3.0 interface for the
first time in the industry, the new Exynos application processor boasts fast
data transfer speed, a feature that is increasingly required to support advanced
processing power on mobile devices so that users can fully experience upgraded
mobile computing such as faster booting, web browsing and 3D game loading. 

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa incorporates a full HD 60fps (frame per second) video
hardware codec engine for 1080p video recording and play-back, an embedded 13
mega-pixel 30fps image signal processor interface for high-quality camera
functionality, and 12.8GB/s memory bandwidth interface that enables Full HD Wifi

More information can be found: 

- Samsung Exynos brand site :

- Samsung Exynos twitter :

- Samsung Exynos facebook :

- Samsung Exynos Youtube :

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Editorial Contact:
Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
Lisa Warren-Plungy, 408-544-5377

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