Back at the CES in January, Samsung unveiled the next generation of its SoCs, announcing the Exynos 5 Octa. Since then, though, the chip has kept a seriously low profile, so far only popping up in the Galaxy S 4, and even then not for every hardware variant. We expected to see the same chip turn up in future devices like the Galaxy Note III, but now it’s sounding like that won’t quite happen. At least, while the Exynos 5 Octa will live on, Samsung’s already tweaking the chip’s design, and today announced that an updated Exynos 5 Octa will arrive next week.
Samsung shared the news on Twitter, and while it’s clear that an updated Exynos 5 Octa is coming, the company hasn’t yet gone into detail about just what’s changing.
We’re also curious to learn if this is just going to be an SoC announcement, or if Samsung might simultaneously confirm the chip’s placement in some specific devices. No particular date has been mentioned just yet, so we’ll be keeping our eyes open next week for Samsung’s follow-up.