Samsung’s Need for Speed: Galaxy S5 May Match iPhone 5s’ Raw Performance


It’s speculated that Samsung will choose the Consumer Electronics Show in early January to announce two new processors that will appear in the company’s upcoming flagship phones and tablets to take on Apple’s best. The company is now believed to be announcing an Exynos 6 processor along with a beefier Exynos S CPU, the latter […]

Samsung’s 64-Bit Exynos Should Worry Windows


Samsung has confirmed plans to transition to a 64-bit application processor for its ARM-based Exynos CPU using a two-step approach, and the move should have Microsoft and its Windows business unit concerned. Following Apple’s lead in transitioning to 64-bit with the Apple-designed A7 on the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina Display, […]

Samsung Announces True 8-Core Exynos Ahead iPhone 5S’s A7 Processor


Ahead of Apple’s debut of the iPhone 5S that will usher in a new Apple-designed, ARM-based A7 processor, Samsung is trying to one-up Apple by announcing an update to its Exynos 5 processor line that would allow all 8 cores to be fired on simultaneously. Current Exynos 5 processors on the international variant of Samsung’s […]

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Benchmarked with Snapdragon 800 CPU, International Version to Use Exynos?

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Further fueling the speculation on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 dual-CPU strategy, depending on what market you’re located in, we’re now hearing that the Verizon Wireless version of the phablet may be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship processor. In a leaked benchmark result, posted on Techkiddy, for the Verizon version, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s benchmarks were shown […]

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S4 Processor Choices


Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin is downplaying the company’s decision to utilize rival Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor in the U.S. and U.K. variants of the flagship Galaxy S4 Android smartphone. Elsewhere in the world, the Galaxy S4 will ship with Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa processor that has been demonstrated in prior benchmark tests to […]

Fastest Samsung Galaxy S4 Won’t Arrive in the U.S.

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The best Samsung Galaxy S4 model may never make it to the majority of users thanks to Samsung’s decision to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor in the majority of the Samsung Galaxy S4 models sold. A new report compares the power of the three Samsung Galaxy S4 variants and finds that the Samsung Exynos […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Processor Details Shape Up As Release Nears

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A new report claims Samsung will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor in 70% of the first 10 million Samsung Galaxy S4 devices sold. This new information joins a previously leaked list of Samsung Galaxy S4 models by region which showed the Galaxy S4 processor for almost every region. The report comes from etnews, a […]

Qualcomm Claims Exynos 5 Octa’s Performance is Misleading


Qualcomm has finally reacted to rival Samsung’s latest entry into the mobile CPU market with the announcement of the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, an 8-core mobile processor based on architecture from ARM Holdings. According to Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, Samsung’s promotion of the chipset is at best a misleading publicity stunt. Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei, and […]

Samsung Patches Exynos Exploit on Galaxy Note 2, Epic 4G Touch

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Samsung is pushing an update to fix the Exynos security exploit on the Galaxy Note 2 and the Epic 4G Touch starting today, on Sprint and T-Mobile. The security update for these two Samsung devices fixes an issue discovered in September wich created opportunities for malicious users to take control of a Samsung smartphone with the potential to brick the […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Feature Possibly Announced


The Samsung Galaxy S4 did not arrive at the Samsung press conference or the Samsung keynote today but one of its features may have been announced at CES 2013 as the company debuted its 8-core Exynos 5 Octa mobile processor. Read: Samsung Debuts Flexible Smartphone Prototype. In addition to the new Samsung Youm flexible display […]

Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note Security Hole: Samsung Promises Fast Fix


Samsung is working hard on a patch to fix a vulnerability in Android phones that use its Exynos processor according to an Android Central report. The vulnerability was first discovered this weekend, and it affects recent Samsung phones like the international Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 which use Samsung’s Exynos processor. The vulnerability […]

Exynos CPU Vulnerabilities Place Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 in Danger of Malware


A vulnerability created by Samsung’s Exynos processor may create opportunities for malware to take over, brick, wipe data, or steal information on smartphones with Samsung’s ARM-based Exynos CPUs, including the flagships Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 smartphones and phablets. In addition to Samsung, other smartphone manufacturers, such as Meizu with the Meizu MX, also […]

Benchmark Confirms Dual-Core Exynos 5 CPU on Nexus 10 Tablet


It’s been rumored that the Nexus 10 tablet will be coming alongside the debut of Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie and the LG Nexus 4 smartphone, and now we know that the Samsung-made Nexus 10 will debut with a new dual-core Exynos 5 CPU. The tablet along with LG’s smartphone and Google’s Android 4.2 OS […]

Samsung Galaxy Note II Review: The Perfect Pocket Notebook Replacement


With the release of the original Galaxy Note, Samsung became the leader in the phablet market with the 5.3-inch smartphone that controversially straddles the smartphone and the tablet market with its large but portable display. Now, with the Note II, Samsung is continuing to refine its presence in this market that it helped popularize. And while […]

Next-Gen Exynos 5 CPU Seen on Samsung TE4 Benchmarks


A device with a codename of Samsung TE4 was recently spotted using Rightware benchmarking technology with some new hardware under the hood. In particular, the device was shown running a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with a new Malu T604 GPU. Android and Me is reporting that one potential for Samsung […]

Lenovo’s IdeaPhone K860 Boasts Quad-Core Exynos CPU


Samsung’s quad-core Exynos processor based on architecture designed by ARM Holdings is starting to pervade the mobile universe outside of the South Korean manufacturer’s own portfolio of smartphones and tablets. The latest smartphone to come equipped with the powerful quad-core Exynos is Lenovo’s IdeaPhone K860, which unfortunately appears to be restricted to the Chinese market. […]

Samsung Retooling 10-Inch Galaxy Note to Accomodate S-Pen, Quad-Core Exynos


It looks like not only is Samsung updating the internal components of its 10-inch Galaxy Note tablet–a device that will join the company’s 5.3-inch Note on the market today that’s sold as a smartphone–but the company will also be making some slight hardware revisions to the tablet as well. In particular, rather than requiring users […]