Samsung is apparently working on a new powerful chip that will be unveiled at some point next year. Based on ARM’s big.LITTLE technology, the forthcoming chipset pairs four Cortex-A15 cores with the same number of low-power Cortex-A7 cores (like NVIDIA’s fifth core in Tegra 3) to both improve performance and battery life by seamlessly switching between the high and low power cores depending on the load.
According to EETimes, this solution — built on a 28nm process — will pack four A15s clocked at 1.8GHz and four A7s clocked at 1.2GHz. The former should offer a big increase over the already powerful A15 duo found inside the Nexus 10. 2MB of cache will also be included to further improve the performance.
As for the release date, it is unknown at the moment. However, it’s fair to bet we won’t see this tech included in the upcomingIV; rather, it will most likely be tested on some tablet and then transferred to smaller form factors. In that sense, this could be something Galaxy V will sport. We’ll see…
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