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    Tomorrow is December 6. And while that date may not mean a lot on its own, it marks the one month point from the official start of CES 2015, taking place in Las Vegas from January 6 through 9. Smartphone companies have already been getting their PR machines running, announcing plans for their respective CES press events: we heard from Sony a few weeks back, and earlier today we were talking about Xiaomi's plans. But now it's time for one of the biggest brands in mobile tech to schedule its own CES event, as Samsung clues us in to its pre-CES press conference. Samsung's event will start the ...

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    It's harder than ever to compete in the mobile system-on-a-chip space these days, if for no other reason than the presence of juggernauts like Qualcomm with both such a variety of SoC designs, as well as a pipeline that seems to constantly be delivering newly improved chips, that there barely seems to be an opening for any serious competition. Nonetheless, opponents have persisted with their efforts, especially when it comes to device makers themselves with their own custom SoC layouts. Samsung's found itself at the forefront of that struggle, with its Exynos-series components powering (at ...

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    When you're talking about trucks or race cars, once you get past how one of them looks, it's the engine which is important. It's got to be built very intelligently to maximize the energy that's being put into it (in the form of gasoline and oxygen) and convert it into mechanical energy that either enables it to pull heavy loads or makes it go fast. The engine isn't the only component in the equation, that's for sure. The transmission has got to be matched to the engine, and the exhaust has to be sized appropriately or it will choke. What do race cars, trucks, and engines have to do with ...

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    It was back in early June when we first started talking about Samsung's Exynos 5433, the latest upgrade to the company's line of SoCs. Among the many devices those early 5433 rumors were tied to was the Galaxy Note 4, and sure enough, that's the chip that powers the international version of Samsung's new phablet. So far, all the various Exynos 5400-series chips have been Exynos 5 Octas of one kind or another – from the 5410 in the Note 4 to the 5430 in the Galaxy Alpha – but the 5433 is special: unlike those other models with 32-bit Cortex A15 and A7 cores, the 5433 moves up to ...

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    In the months leading up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, we talked about a number of features that ultimately didn't make the cut. Those included things like that Quad HD display that eventually landed on the GS5 LTE-A edition (and might just return for this Galaxy Alpha that's at the center of the latest Samsung gossip), as well as some slightly more “out there” ideas like an iris scanner to authenticate users. We had some big concerns about the practicality of such a system from the first time we heard the idea, but those became a moot point when the feature failed to arrive. ...

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    Yesterday Samsung brought us news that something was about to happen with its Exynos lineup of SoCs. We popped-on our speculation caps (patent pending) and took a few stabs at working out what Samsung might have in store for us today. Some new low-power offerings? News about 64-bit components? As it turns out, all those guesses missed the mark, but what we got is still pretty noteworthy in its own right, as Samsung unveils its Exynos ModAP chip with integrated LTE radio. Remember all the multiple hardware configurations we've come to expect from Samsung phones, with a few key version ...

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    It's a been a while now since we've had an announcement about new Exynos SoCs from Samsung. Back at MWC we were expecting the company to reveal a series of new 64-bit chips, but instead got the 5422 Octa and 5260 Hexa: interesting chips, sure, especially that six-core configuration, just not the specific components we were hoping to see. But now Samsung's once again teasing the arrival of forthcoming Exynos news, with some sort of statement set to land tomorrow. We're not picking up on anything particularly 64-bit about the image above, distributed as part of Samsung's teaser, and instead ...

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    The idea that Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Note phablet will be powered by a 64-bit chip is pretty far from controversial at this point. We know Samsung's been pursuing 64-bit tech, and have seen evidence pointing to just such a 64-bit Exynos in testing. We've even specifically checked out the 64-bit Exynos 5433 attached to Note 4 leaks. So when @evleaks chimed-in early this morning that the Note 4 will be a 64-bit device, it was a pretty easy rumor to accept. What's possibly more interesting, though, and certainly far more head-scratching, is the puzzling analogy that came alongside it: The ...

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    We're on a bit of a Samsung roll this morning, and before we turn our attentions elsewhere, there's one more report we've run across that seems worth bringing your way. Lately we've spent a lot of time talking about the Galaxy S5 Prime/Galaxy F/SM-G906/KQ/Lentis – all those different names alone (assuming they really all even represent the same device) are enough to make your head spin. With the timetable we're likely looking at, this phone could arrive right around the same time as the next-gen Note model. Today we take a closer look at both devices, as well as what new Exynos chips ...

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    Yesterday we brought you the latest development in those rumors that just won't die, claiming that Samsung is still cooking-up a smartphone very much like the Galaxy S5 we have now, but with a quad HD 2K display. After Samsung issued a denial that any such hardware was forthcoming, much of our conversation has focused on whether or not this device truly exists, and that's very much what yesterday's news covered. Today we get a treat, and instead of just talking about the model's mere existence, we get to check out some very specific claims about its hardware, as well as the path that led ...

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    What is going on with Samsung's efforts to deliver a 64-bit Exynos chip? The company confirmed plans for such a processor just days after Apple's announcement of the iPhone 5S (with that 64-bit A7 of its own) last summer, but ever since then we've been a little unsure of just how far along the company's work might be. Some reports suggested that a 64-bit Exynos would arrive sooner than not, and maybe even in time for the Galaxy S 5 (which, clearly, has not happened). Other statements from Samsung had us thinking that the chip might be further off, sometime in the second half of this year. ...

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    The Samsung Unpacked event on Monday brought us news of the company's latest flagship smartphone, as well as some new wearables, but in spite of everything we saw, we were still looking for more. After all, remember that “Exynos Infinity” teaser Samsung distributed a week ago? Where was our new silicon? Good things come to those who wait, and today Samsung took the lid off two new Exynos chips, as well as some camera sensors and other components. Bad news first (well, maybe not “bad” bad, but counter to some of your expectations): there's no 64-bit business here. Instead, we get ...

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    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 ...

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    Samsung is hoping to be one of the early Android OEMs making the move to 64-bit devices, as it works to release hardware running 64-bit versions of the company's Exynos SoCs. We've been talking about these chips first finding their way into commercial hardware as we start moving into 2014, but just when will that be? The question is back on our mind this evening as we see Samsung tease some sort of Exynos announcement for the CES. The thing is – will this necessarily be about 64-bit chips? Samsung's tweet and the accompanying image you see above don't make any obvious reference to 64-bit ...

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    With the release of the iPhone 5S and its 64-bit A7 processor, Apple really forced the industry's hand, and everyone's now racing to deliver 64-bit devices of their own. On the Android side, Samsung's been very vocal about its 64-bit aspirations, and we're expecting a 64-bit Exynos chip to arrive in a Samsung phone sometime next year. Today we get a quick update on that project, and hear from ARM about where things are going from here. According to an unnamed ARM exec, ARM met with Samsung today to discuss the pending launch of the company's 64-bit Exynos chip. While we're glad to hear ...

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