Samsung has just Officially announced the 8-Cores processor Exynos 5 Octa, will be on upcoming Samsung's products during this year.
The latest member of the 5-series has been done with frugality/performance ratio in mind, as the chief of Samsung Electronics Stephen Woo admitted that the task to up performance while decreasing power consumption has been the one bothering him, and keeping him awake at night.
With Exynos 5 Octa, Samsung thinks it has cracked that code, and demonstrated on stage how you can search for restaurants and watch an HD movie at the same time, as well as some 3D gaming with Need for Speed: Most Wanted chosen as the demo... all this without a single lag.
"Level of pure processing power, never seen before in mobile devices and more detailed damage to cards, then ever before" - Samsung Exec.
Samsung's peeps said that the new Exynos has twice the graphics performance of anything currently on the market, but it is also very frugal, for up to 70% power savings. It's built around ARM's big.LITTLE concept, with a mix of frugal Cortex-A7 cores for the mundane tasks, and Cortex-A15 ones for the heavy lifting.
Samsung will present an 8-core Octa Core chip of Cortex A15 and Cortex A7 CPU cores in a "Big.Little" configuration at the CES 2013 event today. "Big.Little" architecture combines very low-power cores like Cortex A7 with very high-performance cores like Cortex A15, for a well optimized mobile experience and balanced battery life.
It's possible that for the time being we'll only see a chip that contains 2 clusters of dual core CPU's for smartphones (2 A15+2 A7), although there's no rumor of this chip existing yet, but it seems like the natural progression for Samsung Exynos 5 Dual that currently lacks the A7 parts.
This would be the first 8-cores mobile processor in the markets, showing us the future after the Quad-core, let's wait and see if this Exynos beast will beat the Nvidia Tegra 4 with the 72 GPU cores.
Samsung financial report for the Q4,2012 (October - November - December) isn't officially announced yet, but has been leaked. If the leak is correct, Samsung could have made a crazy $8 Billion in profits in Q4 of 2012, $5.5 Billion are from Mobile products.
The official numbers are expected near the end of the month, but early reports say that Samsung will be announcing Q4 operating profits that are up 65% compared to last year at 8.7 trillion. That would mark a new record hight, 7% better than the previous record of 8.1 trillion won in July-September.
Samsung and Android was a Huge success to the mobile industry since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy S. Sadly, a report from Bloomberg Businessweek confirms that Samsung will begins its plan on moving away from Android platform step by step , by adopting a New fresh OS, which called Tizen.
Samsung confirms that it will be launching Tizen OS powered Smartphones during this year. The Main reason of this action that the Korean giant wants to take more control on its Mobile experience the company's delivering to its users. Having its own eco system will give Samsung a full control on updates, features and hardware specifications of all its products. We still have no info how Samsung will make these changes.
The Question is, Will Samsung survive without Android ?
Samsung has just released a New Digital Smart Camera, called the NX300 combines Speed, Performance and Connectivity in a good premium design. Samsung NX300 has a 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens which is the World's first one-lens 3D system, capable of capturing both stills and 1080p Full HD video in perfect 3D quality.
The NX300's Wi-Fi connectivity of SMART CAMERA allows users to share their cherished photos instantly and securely between their camera and smartphone or tablet. To connect a smartphone to the camera, users simply need to download the Samsung SMART CAMERA App., which is available for both Android and iOS based application markets, onto their smartphone or tablet and follow the easy steps to create a secure connection with the camera.
The NX300 will be able to detect and auto-connect to the smartphone wirelessly whenever any of the SMART CAMERA features are activated. These include AutoShare; which automatically sends every high-quality photos to your smart phone for safe keeping, and Mobile Link; which allows users to select and transfer images or album from the camera directly to your smartphone at their leisure.
20.3 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS
84.0mm (3.31") AMOLED with a Tilt Touch Panel
WVGA (800x400) 768k dots
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
JPEG (3:2)：20.0M (5472x3648), 10.1M (3888x2592), 5.9M (2976x1984),
JPEG (16:9)：16.9M (5472x3080), 7.8M (3712x2088), 4.9M (2944x1656), 2.1M (1920x1080)
JPEG (1:1)：13.3M (3648x3648), 7.0M (2640x2640), 4.0M (2000x2000),
RAW : 20.0MP (5472x3648)
3D Image Size : JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688x1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920x1080)
MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
1920x1080, 1920x810, 1280x720 , 640x480, 320x240 for Sharing
SMART Mode : Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face
3D still image & video capturing
802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel (SMART Camera 2.0)
Bundle PC software
iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom
SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1
122 x 63.7 x 40.7mm (excluding the projection part)
280 g (without battery)