Samsung Explains ARM’s big.LITTLE Technology for Exynos 5 Octa

It packs two quad-core processors: a Cortex-A15 and a Cortex-A7

By on 14 Feb 2013, 23:21 GMT

In early January, Samsung unveiled to the world the first eight-core processor aimed at smartphones, namely the Exynos 5 Octa, which is based on the big.LITTLE technology from ARM.

The SoC will arrive on devices with two quad-core processors packed inside, one aimed for high performance, a Cortex-A15 CPU, and another for low-demand operations, namely a Cortex-A7 processor.

According to Samsung, the new SoC should provide users both with increased performance capabilities on upcoming smartphones, and with increased battery life, since tasks will be assigned to a different processor depending on their needs.

To show more on what the new chip can offer, the company came up with a video demo, which can be seen embedded above.

“This video provides an overview of ARM big.LITTLE technology and shows an operating demonstration, based on a Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 processor in a big.LITTLE configuration can provide optimum performance and reduce energy consumption,” Samsung notes.

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