Galaxy S4 set to debut Exynos 5 Octa, feature 5-inch AMOLED 1080p display
With just a week away from the official launch of the Galaxy S4, the key specs 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 previously announced 28nm Exynos 5 Octa, eight-core CPU. The source also confirmed original reports that the device will sport a 5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display.
Chip performance estimated less than current iPad processor
Rumors suggest that Samsung's new mobile processor will have decidedly current-gen graphical capabilities. The Exynos 5 Octa was claimed at CES to have twice the 3D gaming performance of any other mobile processor, but did not reveal its GPU configuration, leading to speculation it will have performance between that of Apple's A5X and A6X.
Apple rumored focused on transitioning to self-designed chips
A fresh report from Bloomberg has reinforced rumors that Apple may be developing its own chips for use in its Mac range in addition to its mobile products in years to come. If true, it signals a transition from Intel chips and would help to contextualize Apple’s move to make Bob Mansfield the head of its new “Technologies” group, which is combines research into wireless, battery and semiconductor designs. At the time of Apple’s announcement of its executive reshuffle, it noted that the new group under Mansfield has “ambitious plans for the future.”