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Zopo ZP988 is the first phone with MediaTek’s 8-core CPU

Chinese device maker Zopo has introduced one of the first phones to feature MediaTek’s new “true” 8-core processor. The Zopo ZP998 features a 5.5 inch display, an MT6592 processor, and 2GB of RAM. The phone is already available for pre-order for $299 — but unfortunately it’s unlikely to support 3G networks in the United States. […]

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Allwinner unveils Allwinner A80 Octa processor

Chinese chip maker Allwinner plans to launch its first octa-core chip. The Allwinner A80 Octa features 8 processor cores and uses ARM’s big.LITTLE technology to pair a set of high-performance cores with lower-power cores in order to balance performance and battery life in phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Allwinner tells us the chip design […]

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How the 8-cores in Samsung’s octa-core chips will work together

Samsung says it’s Exynos 5 Octa chips will soon be able to use all 8 processor cores at once. But that doesn’t mean that phones or tablets with the octa-core chip will always be firing on all cylinders. ARM has released a series of videos showing how it’s big.LITTLE Heterogeneous Multi-Processing technology allows the 4 ARM […]

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Soon Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa chips will be able to use all 8 cores at once

Samsung may have been the first company to release an octa-core ARM-based processor, but up until now you’ve only actually been able to use 4 processor cores at a time on an Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip. That will change soon, when Samsung launches support for what it’s calling Hetereogenous Multi-Processing, or HMP. In a […]

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Octa-Core phone now available in the US (AT&T compatible)

Samsung makes two versions of the Galaxy S4 smartphone. Up until now the only version available in the US has been powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, while folks in some other markets have been able to pick up a model with a Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa-core processor. Now you can get the […]

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Samsung unveils Exynos 5420 octa-core chip, promises more speed, better graphics

Samsung is introducing a new and improved octa-core processor, hot on the heels of its last octa-core chip. Like its predecessor, new Samsung Exynos 5420 features 4 ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores and 4 lower-power Cortex-A7 cores which kick in for tasks that don’t need super-speedy performance, helping provide longer battery life for phones and tablets. What’s […]

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Lilbits (7-18-2013): Samsung Exynos 5 Octa update coming soon

Samsung’s Exynos 5410 processor sounded a bit crazy when the company announced it in January. It’s a smartphone chip with eight processor cores. But now that the chip’s actually available in some Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones, it turns out might not be all its cracked up to be. First, it turns out you’re only actually using […]

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Leak: Samsung Nexus 11 tablet with octa-core CPU on the way?

Samsung and Google have been pretty chummy lately, with Samsung manufacturing a few of Google’s flagship Nexus phones over the past few years, as well as the Google Nexus 10 tablet with a high-resolution screen and ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core processor. Now SamMobile reports that relationship is going to new places with a new Nexus tablet […]