Samsung is continuing its Exynos aspiration with the new Exynos 5 Octa chip – the Exynos 5430. The application processor prides itself to be the first chip manufactured using the 20nm process, thus giving a boost in the performance and energy efficiency compared to a similar application processor on higher nodes.
Samsung says the Exynos 5430 lowers power consumption by 25 percent in comparison to the 28nm SoC, supports WQHD (2560×1440) and WQXGA (2560×1600) display resolution and has four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four smaller Cortex-A7 cores at 1.3GHz along with big.LITTLE HMP (Heterogeneous Multi-Processing) support. HMP allows the device to activate or shut down a core depending on the processing requirement.
Galaxy Alpha will be the only device that will take advantage of the new SoC when it launches in September.