Samsung’s next Galaxy Note will debut early next month during the company’s ‘Unpacked Episode 2’. The South Korean giant is also set to unveil the Exynos 5433 Octa SoC which will power the Galaxy Note 4 which will be the first SoC based on ARM’s ARMv8-A architecture to ship with an Android device.
The Exynos 5433 Octa will pack two core islands but will swap the usual Cortex-A15/A7 combo for a fresh pair of Cortex-A57/A53 cores at unspecified frequencies along with ARM’s big.LITTLE technology. Current benchmarks scores however suggest that Samsung’s new silicon outshines Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC by over 2500 points on AnTuTu while running on Android 4.4 KitKat, i.e with the Dalvik VM instead the 64-bit optimized ART. – The Exynos 5433’s Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 1.3GHz beat the S805 which employs four Krait 450 at 2.5GHz!
Of course, the downside of bumping the instruction set to have such a high IPC also means that the chip will draw more power, AnTuTu reports that the Exynos 5433 managed to break the 4W ceiling at 2560×1440, a record otherwise only attained by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 at 1920×1080. That being said, benchmarks don’t necessarily translate into real life performance so we’ll have to review actual Note 4 units before making any sort of conclusions.