There are rumors that we found on the Asian news which are announcing that Samsung will try to replace some processor cores for the next devices. The Cortex A15 and Cortex A7, both designed by ARM, are the two pieces that Samsung will try to replace in the near future for a better quality of the new devices. Samsung used until now a large variety of Cortex models starting with the A8 model and continuing with A9, A15 and A7. So, Samsung decided that a change is needed. They will try to adopt combinations of cores and custom cores for their next models as this path has already been examined by Apple and Qualcomm.
So, the Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm which is using for Krait 400 cores will run up to 2.3 GHz. Apple is using Swift cores which are running with new instructions. This fact makes them incompatible with the standard ARMv7 instruction set. Samsung is trying to create same ARMv7 cores, but with new instruction set created by the company. So specialists think that this way, Samsung is confirming the quality of the Exynos chips which will be upgraded, not removed.
However, Samsung Galaxy S4 was sold with two processor variations: Qualcomm and Exynos. The Qualcomm model sold very well and the other model not so good. Rumors say that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will have a Snapdragon 800, processor which will also be used for the latest variant of S4, SHV-E330S. It is only a matter of time for Samsung to create a custom ARM core and we are all asking when it will be finished. Rumors say that it can’t be done until the second half of 2014, but we all know that Samsung is always making surprises.
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