One of the most important Samsung new products unveiled at CES this year was the new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor that is supposed to deliver improved performance while also being more battery-friendly than its predecessors.

The new chip is expected to be part of Samsung’s 2013 high-end family of Galaxy-branded smartphone and tablets, although its not clear which devices will get it at this time. Rumors suggests that the Galaxy S4 will pack an Exynos 5 Octa processor and unnamed Samsung execs have apparently confirmed that the Galaxy Note 3 will feature the new system-on-chip.

Considering that Samsung is also set to launch a variety of Android tablets this year, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Exynos 5 Octa inside of them, although there aren’t any specific details about Exynos 5 Octa availability at this point.

Meanwhile, we get to check out the official image of the new processor courtesy of SamsungExynos’s Twitter account, which is the only way for most of us to see how this new CPU looks like – unless of course you’ll be prying open your future high-end Samsung mobile product to look for this specific component.

Are you buying Exynos 5 Octa-equipped devices this year?

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