Last month, we were hoping to get big Exynos news from Samsung at the CES, after the company published a teaser image in late December. When CES finally rolled around, we were a little let down: no news of next-gen 64-bit Exynos chips. In fact, there was no big news at all, and Samsung kept much of its private Exynos display locked behind closed doors. Will MWC be more of the same, or could we expect something a little more substantial? With the GS5 likely in the cards, would a new Exynos SoC debut alongside it? The specifics of Samsung’s plans remain a mystery, but we now have cause to be excited, with a new Samsung teaser getting us primed to expect the Exynos Infinity.
Sure, it doesn’t say “MWC” in particular, but that Barcelona bit leaves little room for ambiguity. What about that Exynos Infinity name? We suppose that Samsung could be looking to shake-up its SoC family with bolder branding, and that Infinity could be a specific chip (or series thereof), but we could just as easily be talking about some marketing term for a new push towards Exynos-running hardware in general.
Whatever it ends up being called, some evidence in Linux kernel sources points to Samsung’s work on a quad-core 64-bit ARM-based SoC. That sounds like a decent contender for what we’re talking about here, and hopefully we’ll either get confirmation or learn what’s really going on in just a few days from now.