Samsung’s development of the 64-bit Exynos 6 chip is known to be underway in full flow with a report from last month stating that it’s almost nearing completion. And newer reports emerging out of Korea are now claiming that Samsung has almost completed development of the Exynos 6 chip and that it should be available in time for the mass production of the Galaxy S5 smartphone in March or April next year.
This chipset will be octa core obviously and will sport four ARM Cortex-A53 cores and four A57 CPU cores, with simultaneous functioning. One key feature of this new chipset is that it will reportedly take half the operating power compared to the Exynos 5420 which is the current top of the line chipset used by Samsung. As far as the Galaxy S5 is concerned, it’s still a long way from launch, so a lot could change by then.
This new Exynos chip will compete directly with the latest line of Qualcomm chips set to be announced in January next year. Samsung would want to increase the adoption of its Exynos chipsets as it is currently limited to the global variants of Samsung flagships while the U.S. bound variants come with a Qualcomm chip inside.