The Exynos 5 Octa eight-core mobile chip was one of the new products that Samsung unveiled at CES 2013 last week. However, the company failed to tell us which future Android devices will user the high-end power-efficient processor this year.
The second Samsung keynote is currently underway in Las Vegas and the company already has a very interesting product to announce – one we suspected was coming – the Exynos5 Octa high-performance power-efficient big.LITTLE ARM-based SoC.
New information about next year’s flagship Android devices from Samsung have surfaced online by way of a recent report on The Korea Times. It is said that Samsung is currently “developing the Galaxy Note 3 with a 6.3-inch screen using an OLED display” based on information from local parts suppliers. They also threw a bit about the Samsung Galaxy S4 in there, saying that it will be introduced at Mobile World Congress in February of 2013
Long gone are the days of tiny 3 inch or 3.5 inch displays, even Apple have moved to bigger displays after years of trying to convince everyone that they aren’t needed. Samsung are leading this push to bigger, brighter and higher resolution panels and it looks like it has something special planned for the future. Somewhere in its product mix (probably the Galaxy S4 or maybe the Note 3) Samsung are trying to use a 4.99 inch display with a huge 441 pixel per inch density. According to my calculations that means an almost 5 inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Impressive! Well it would be if Samsung could actually mass produce them!
Current Galaxy S4 rumors say that Samsung will launch the next flagship phone at some point in early-to-mid 2013 and that the device will pack a new Exynos 5450 quad-core CPU (Cortex-A15) processor. But that’s not the only mobile chip Samsung is working on.
Rumors emerged recently about Samsung considering a switch to LCD technology for its top of the line smartphones, due to the limited resolution that AMOLED displays can achieve. Now a new report says that Samsung will continue fitting its flagship smartphones with AMOLED screens.
The Galaxy Note 2 has been just announced and it’s yet to hit stores anywhere in the world, so it’s definitely too early to think about next year’s Samsung tablet, a future Galaxy Note 3 that the Android maker will surely unveil at some point in the future.