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NewsPoster Mar 8, 2013 05:07 AM
Samsung Galaxy S4 key specs 'confirmed'
With just a week away from the official launch of the Galaxy S4, <a href="" rel='nofollow'>the key specs</a> of Samsung's eagerly awaited Galaxy S3 successor has had its specs 'confirmed,' reports Pocket-lint. Citing an unnamed, but reliable source, the Galaxy S4 will debut Samsung's <a href=" processor/" rel='nofollow'>previously announced</a> 28nm Exynos 5 Octa, eight-core CPU. The source also confirmed <a href="" rel='nofollow'>original reports</a> that the device will sport a 5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display.<br />
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The Exynos 5 Octa features four Cortex-A15 cores for tasks requiring high-performance, which are supplemented by four additional Cortex-A7 cores for lighter workloads. Although the die contains 8 cores in total, only four cores function at any one time. Samsung claims that the combination delivers up to 70 percent energy savings compared to the Exynos 4 Quad powering the Galaxy S3. It is not dissimilar to the approach that Nvidia has adopted with the power saving single core in both the Tegra 3 and Tegra 4 designs.

However, while Samsung has not revealed the GPU that it has built into the SoC, previous reports suggest that it incorporates a tri-core PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU clocked at 533MHz. It offers a substantial performance boost over the ARM Mali-T604 paired with the Exynos 5 Cortex-A15 processor found in its latest <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Google Chromebook</a>, though it will still be outgunned by the GPU in Apple's A6X GPU. The A6X uses a quad-core PowerVR SGX554MP4 producing 71.6 gigaflops of computational performance, where the GPU in the Exynos 5 Octa will only be capable of 51.1 gigaflops by comparison.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 <a href=" .square/" rel='nofollow'>is set to be revealed</a> on March 14 and will also feature <a href="" rel='nofollow'>'eye scrolling.'</a>

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