Samsung might be working on Exynos 5420
This entry was posted on Friday, June 7, 2013.
The latest version of the SoC (system on a chip) used in the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been far from perfect. A lot of customers complained about overheating in their phones, which has been attributed to the Exynos 5410. Samsung had promised to release software updates to deal with the issue, but the issue hasn’t been resolved yet.
Now it is being said that Samsung is working on an updated version of the Exynos SoC, which will be free of all these bugs. The source of this information are files from patchwork.kernel.org which show that Samsung has been testing compatible strings for Exynos 5420. Samsung has received a lot of flak lately for its seemingly random choices of processor for its phones, so if all goes well, this chip could calm some of Samsung’s harshest critics.
The S4 has been repeatedly criticized for lack of planning on Samsung’s part. The Exynos 5420 used in it, fails to realize its full potential because its CCI (Cache-Coherrent-Interconect) is completely non-functional. Because of this huge defect, the power saving function of the Exynos fails to work as expected, and is causing the heating issues.
These issues have made Samsung to consider precluding the Exynos SoC from its future major products. There are reports saying the Galaxy Note 3 is likely to run on a Qualcomm processor instead of Samsung’s own Exynos SoC.