Samsung added two new members to its portfolio of Exynos mobile processors at Mobile World Congress this week. In one hand we have the eight-core Exynos 5 Octa 5422 while the other hand holds a six-core Exynos 5 Hexa 5260.
The Octa 5422 is designed for high-end “premium” devices and employs four ARM Cortex A15 cores at 2.1GHz and four ARM Cortex A7 cores at 1.5GHz. The A15 cores are geared for more intensive use while the A7 cores are for lower-power needs. According to Samsung, this chip can support displays as high as 2560×1440 pixels.
The Hexa 5260, for its part, features two ARM Cortex A15 cores at 1.7GHz and four ARM Cortex A7 cores at 1.3GHz. Aimed at mid-range devices, it can support 1080p HD video capture and playback as well as WQXGA displays.
The Octa 5422 will be available for mass production later in the first quarter while the Hexa 5260 is already underway.