Handset manufacturers have been attempting to keep stagnation at bay with water resistance devices, new build materials, and various gimmicks this generation, but late-2014 and 2015 flagships could take us back to a more traditional hardware arms race. Join us as we take a look at what to expect from hardware in late-2014 and into 2015.
According to AnTuTu, the octa-core Exynos 5433 SoC scores more than 40,000 points in the benchmark test, compared with the Snapdragon 805′s 37,780 points.
AMD will release a 20nm Cortex A57 based SoC next year that will be their first official Android SoC platform. Built on project Skybridge, which will also support x86 processors.
Imagination Technologies has unveiled five new chips at MWC 2014, including new PowerVR GPU, two Warrior microprocessors, and a big.LITTLE octo-core SoC.
MediaTek announces new Cortex-A17+A7 octa-core processor. Can MediaTek challenge Qualcomm since the new chip also has built-in support for 4G LTE?
ARM has released details of the new Cortex-A17 processor for mid-range devices with clock speeds over 2GHz. At 60% faster than the Cortex-A9 and compatible with the big.LITTLE architecture, ARM sees its new processor as key for 2015.
MediaTek tries to pretend that the Exynos 5420 doesn’t exist as it launches world’s first true octa-core processor
In a brazen attempt to look better than its competition, MediaTek has unveiled the MT6592, a processor which it is claiming is the world’s first true octa-core mobile platform, all I object to is MediaTek’s insistence that the Samsung Exynos 5420 doesn’t exist!
Samsung and ARM are continuing to underline the Heterogeneous Multi Processing (HMP) capabilities of the Exynos 5420 processor by releasing a set of videos which show how the different cores are used under different workload scenarios.
Samsung releases OCTA-pella video to show that new Exynos 5 Octa can use all eight cores simultaneously
Samsung has officially confirmed that the Exynos Octa 5420 used in the Galaxy Note 3 supports heterogeneous multi-processing (HMP). This means that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be the first true eight core device available to the general public.
MediaTek and Samsung are both preparing to launch their first true eight core processors, but do we really need so many cores, and will handset manufacturers leap at this new technology?