Samsung Galaxy S5 to be powered by 14nm “Exynos 6″ processor with 64-bit support?

Last we heard, Samsung was working on new mobile chipsets that would use a 20nm manufacturing process, in order to offer better performance and efficiency than is possible with current 28nm chips. Now, a report from DDaily claims that Samsung might be skipping straight ahead to a 14nm process from 28nm. From what we can glean from the poorly translated Korean, Samsung is apparently doing this to make a “comeback” in the foundry business, in the face of competition from TSMC, which is currently working on 20nm chips as well.

This 14nm chip will also have 64-bit support, and will feature ARM’s big.LITTLE octa-core configuration with Cortex-A53/A57 cores that can be operational simultaneously, with almost halved power consumption compared to the Exynos 5420 chip. Production on sample units is expected to be finished by the end of this year, and the Galaxy S5 will reportedly be the handset that debuts the new chip, which will be part of what is tentatively named the Exynos 6 series.

However, a recent report suggested that the Galaxy S5 might be announced in January, with a launch just a month later, and if this report holds true, then the Galaxy S5 just might miss out on the newer Exynos 6 chipset. As always, all of this is early speculation, so don’t anything too seriously just yet.

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3 years 6 months ago

So what? What’s the big deal?

Samsung is going to release the Exynos6 chip with 3G connectivity again without 4k video recording. Why should I give up the 4G superior connectivity to get the same level of cpu power in Qualcomm offering, and just a little gain in the Mali GPU? Well, I don’t play games all the time but my phone does get connected to the web 99% of the times.

Why would I even care about Exynos chip any more? Even China and other developing countries are moving to 4G now. Samsung should just kill off the Exynos line cause it won’t be making any money.

3 years 6 months ago

They are unlikely to use Cortex-A53/A57 in this SoC considering that they are the most power hoggy Cortex variants to date.

3 years 6 months ago

Power hoggy? Ain’t the A53 and A57 the more power EFFICIENT chip sets? These are the new chipsets similar to how Haswell is when compared to Ivy Bridge. It’s ARMv8 to ARMv7

3 years 6 months ago

Enjoying my Note 3 nothing is better now.