Samsung Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa processor officially announced

Samsung has always had a things for its Exynos family of chipsets. It started the trend by launching the Galaxy S4 with an Exynos and a Snapdragon variant and the same was carried on to the Galaxy Note 3 as well. It also has plans to launch the Galaxy S5 with an Exynos chipset. The company has finally announced two new versions of the Exynos chipsets, a Hexa-Core unit and a Octa-Core unit.

Samsung Exynos 5422 Octa

Samsung has announced the next generation of the Exynos 5 Octa processor which comes with moniker of Exynos 5422 Octa. It comprises of four Cortex-A15 cores ticking at 2.1 GHz and four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz.

It uses big.LITTLE ARM architecture but Samsung has bestowed it with Heterogeneous Multi Processing technology which lets the host device to use any combination of cores of the processor which means that you can even use all the 8 cores at the same point of time.

Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa

Joining it is the Exynos 5260 Hexa chipset which powers the Note 3 Neo. It has two Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.7GHz and four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.3 GHz. It also uses big.LITTLE architecture alongside the Heterogeneous Multi Processing technology, thus aiding usage of the 6 cores at once.

The chipsets will support screen with display resolution upto 2560 x 1600 pixels. The octa-core sibling offers 4K video recording while the younger sibling has to make do with full HD video recording @ 60 fps.

Samsung has also launched 16MP and 13MP ISOCELL CMOS camera sensors which offer 1080p video recording. The 16MP camera unit will be able record 1080p videos @ 60 fps and will capture burst shots as well in 16 MP @ 60 fps. The 13MP one will support burst mode @ 30 fps.