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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Exynos Variant could Bring True Eight Core Processing Through Software Upgrade

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 with Exynos 5 Octa comes with eight cores but not all cores are used at the same time. Exynos 5 Octa has four low-powered Cortex-A7 cores and four high-powered Cortex-A15 cores. So at a given time only it can use the four Cortex-A7 cores or four Cortex-A15 cores. Which is not true eight-core performance.

But Samsung announced that all of the eight cores can be activated at the same time using Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) technology and this will mix-match between high-powered and low-powered cores as well. This certainly is an important innovation. But does this means Samsung is going to use Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) technology in later Galaxy devices and the current Galaxy S4, Note 3 devices will be left out? Do they need to do some hardware tweaking to get HMP working?

This is not confirmed, but according to Chinese phone manufacturer Meizu, their Exynos 5 Octa based device MX3 will get the Heterogeneous Multi-Processing update through software upgrade. Does this mean Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 will get similar updates? Well we can only hope Samsung will provide the software update soon, if there is any.