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 Exynos 5 Octa high-performance power-efficient big.LITTLE ARM-based SoC.

That’s right, the Exynos 5 Octa will have eight cores, or two sets of four cores, some of them ready to handle complex tasks, while others meant to deal with day-to-day regular smartphone and/or tablet tasks that don’t require a huge amount of processing power.

While we don’t have all the details on this particular new 28nm processor just yet, chances are that we’re going to see it in future high-end Samsung Android devices. Two of them already come to mind, the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, which will most likely be launched later this year. Adding some credence to the speculations, a recent report from the Korean media states that the Galaxy S4 might feature an octo-core big.LITTLE CPU.

We will be back with more details about this new Exynos 5 Octa chips once we have them, meanwhile you can start dreaming about the mobile devices of tomorrow featuring the new SoCs.

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