With CES around the corner, we expect a horde of new releases to ping our inboxes this month. Samsung has sent out a teaser for its CES plans. The Exynos Twitter account tweeted a picture of butterflies with the words ‘Flying even higher in 2014’. The picture also has the date January 7 and Las Vegas on it, clearly indicating that a new Exynos chipset will be unveiled at CES.
— SamsungExynos (@SamsungExynos) December 27, 2013
However, a report over the weekend suggest that Samsung has not one but two new chipsets to announce. Exynos 6 will be a true octa-core processor employing Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) like the MediaTek MT6592 processor, which is seen in the Gionee Elife E7 Mini. So unlike the big.Little –employing Exynos 5, all eight cores on the Exynos 6 can be used at the same time. The Exynos 6 is said to be the one of the key specifications of Samsung’s Galaxy S5, along with a much-rumoured 2K display.
New Exynos processors are incoming
Secondly, the report says, Samsung will introduce a new chipset, the Exynos S, at the same time. The Exynos S will supposedly use Samsung's own 64-bit core. According to the report, it will be nearly one-and-a-half times faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. Both the Exynos 6 and S will be 64-bit chips to counter Apple’s move with the A7 processor.
Samsung’s invite does show three butterflies, so it could be that the company has one more ace up its sleeve, although that’s reading a bit too much between the lines. Whatever it is that Samsung has planned, we will find out in little over a week.