The relationship between Samsung and its main chip consumer, Apple, has been cooling down for some time now. With Apple working with other suppliers and the ongoing legal disputes, it is only a matter of time until the cooperation between the two companies ends with a big boom. Aware of the possibility of being left with tons of unsold processors, Samsung is wasting no time and has already started looking for new customers.
During this year’s CES it held meetings with Huawei and ZTE officials and it looks like these two might be interesting in working together as long as Samsung offers “favorable conditions”, so chances are that we will see Exynos processors in many more devices in the near future.
Why are we talking about this? Because these processors, the recently unveiled Exynos 5 Octa to be more exact, will be powering the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III which is expected to launch in the second half of this year. This unit combines four cores that do the heavy lifting with four low-consumption ones for optimal performance. Only one set of four cores can be active at the same time, though.
The Samsung Galaxy Note III is also rumored to come with a 6.3-inch display, which is a whole inch more that the 5.3-inch display in the original Galaxy Note from 2011. The display would be even bigger that the current record-holder Huawei Ascend Mate which boasts a 6.1-inch screen.
source: Korea Times