Samsung to Unveil 8-core-chip in Big.LITTLE Configuration at ISSC
SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung will present an 8-core-chip at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSC) this February.
The company is planning on revealing the 8-core or two quad-core chipset for its future devices, in the Big.LITTLE combination. The idea is to combine very-low power cores such as Cortex A7 and very high-performance cores, such as the Cortex A15, together, in contemplation for best mobile experience with maximum battery life.
This is to be achieved by dividing work performed by both chips. For example, the Cortex A7 with 1.2 GHz per core could be assigned to tasks which need low-performance. While the Cortex A15, that has 1.8 GHz per core, could be committed to work when high-performance is required, take games and browsing on LTE, for instance.
For now, it is believed that Samsung will be bringing the combination of two clusters of quad-core chip to future tablets like Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Note 2 10.1. For smartphones such as the Galaxy S4, it is said that the company may integrate two clusters of dual-core chips.