Galaxy S IV is rumored to use Exynos 5450 chipset
As the next Samsung Galaxy S IV approaches, it’s rumored that it will use an Exynos 5 chipset, which is in fact bigger than we would have thought. It points to the Exynos 5450 – with a quad-core A15 processor, clocked at 2GHz and a beefier Mali-658 GPU.
We’ve already seen early benchmarks of the 604 (which is a quad-core GPU), so the 658 should be with current GPUs (it’s an octa-core GPU). We have yet to see Cortex-A15 benchmarks but it should easily top Krait’s per-core performance.
Now, not everything seems so ‘peachy’ since there seems to be a bit of a problem – the power usage. With four Cortex-A15 cores and eight GPU cores, even a big battery would be exhausted very quickly. The Exynos 5450 will be made on a 28nm process (instead of 32nm as the Exynos 5250) and the CPU will probably be downclocked to at least 1.7GHz, but even then the battery might be an issue.
Anyway, we wouldn’t be surprised to see an Exynos 5250 inside next year’s Galaxy S flagship, but the 5450 – as awesome as it would be – might be too much to ask for.