Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa processor that will power the Galaxy S IV

At its CES keynote moments ago, Samsung announced the Exynos 5 Octa chipset that will likely power the upcoming Galaxy S IV flagship Android smartphone. The Exynos 5 Octa has eight cores and is based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. The processor will have four ARM A15 cores and four ARM A7 cores. At any given point of time only four cores will be active depending on the nature of the task. For less processor intensive tasks only the A7 cores will be active while the A15 cores will be pressed into action for more intensive tasks like gaming and multimedia among others.

Samsung also announced a new 10.1-inch 2560×1600 pixel display with a 300ppi pixel density that will consume 25 percent lesser power than the current displays of the same size and resolution like the one used on the Nexus 10. The electronics giant also revealed a flexible OLED display, which is practically unbreakable and a prototype smartphone employing the curved display. Samsung is calling it YOUM.