Samsung prepping new Exynos chipsets for CES 2014

Samsung is ready to unveil two new chipsets at the Consumer Electronics Show [CES] 2014 with the Exynos 6 and Exynos S to be revealed at a press event at the year’s first conference.

The Samsung Exynos Twitter account tweeted a picture that features the wording ‘Flying even higher in 2014’ above ‘Jan. 7, Las Vegas’, which has many observers thinking that it will unveil the two new chipsets on that date.

One report, which is quoted by Tech2, states that the two new processors will have very different purposes and allow Samsung to target a variety of sectors.

The Exynos 6 will be a “true octa-core processor” that has Heterogeneous Multi-Processing [HMP] similar to the MediaTek MT6592 processor and it means the chipset can utilise all eight cores at the same time. The processor is also likely to implement ARM’s big.LITTLE technology that is in the Exynos 5 5420 chip and combines low-power Cortex-A53 cores and more powerful Cortex-A57 cores, according to BGR.

Meanwhile the Exynos S will use Samsung’s 64-bit core and be one and a half times faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and both the Exynos 6 and S are likely to try and challenge Apple’s A7 processor.

Samsung is expected to equip the upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone with the Exynos 6 chip and the Exynos S is likely to be built into the next version of the Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

It has long been reported that Samsung will in fact unveil the Galaxy S5 at CES 2014 and the device is rumoured to come in two different guises. One will come with a polycarbonate body similar to the current line of Galaxy devices whereas the other will feature a metal body along with a flexible OLED screen.