With the release of the Meizu MX3, the company once again aims high with their ability to create a high-end device that, at first, looks like it'd be able to compete with the finer solutions by the top manufacturers in the USA. What we've got here instead - in this current international edition of the device - is a machine that'll be able to compete with brands in China and surrounding markets with a look that's smooth, abilities that are quite nice, and Android 4.2-based Flyme OS 3.0 - read: rather unique.
Samsung this weekend teased an upcoming announcement about its Exynos processor ecosystem. The company will formally deliver the announcement on Jan. 7, 2014 at CES. Details are scant at best, but all indications point either to implementation of heterogeneous multi-processing (HMP) in its Exynos 5 Octa line of systems-on-chips (SoCs), or an all-new Exynos 6 Octa with HMP. The tease could also indicate a long-rumored 64-bit Exynos.
A new Samsung teaser has set the smartphone cat among the pigeons, triggering speculation of an early unveil of the Galaxy S5 though a Taiwanese device now seems more likely. Samsung Taiwan showed a Galaxy Gear smartwatch displaying "13:00, Mon, Dec 9" in a mysterious teaser video it posted yesterday. A Monday reveal would have put the Galaxy S5 well over two months ahead of the currently estimated late-February range -- on or about the 2014 installment of Mobile World Congress taking place Feb. 24th-27, 2014. Instead, this is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy J; more details after the cut.
Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa processors have thus far been of a variety that allows for four of the eight cores to be used at one time. This will no longer be the reality beginning in the fourth quarter of this year, however, with Samsung announcing that with the use of Heterogeneous Multi-Processing the Exynos 5 Octa will be able to use all eight cores at once.
Meizu is a name that is perhaps best known in China. And while that may be a true statement, it looks like the recent announcement for the Meizu MX3 may bring some talk from those outside that market. Coming off of some recent rumors and leaks, Meizu has officially announced the MX3 and it will indeed have storage options ranging as high as 128GB.
There's a bit of a split appearing this week in a set of leaked distribution lists for the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Note III. This set of lists tipped by SamMobile has the device split into two major categories, the first of which is headed for the UK and a variety of European markets with a Samsung Exynos OCTA processor - an updated model, at that. Inside the USA, on the other hand, there'll be a Galaxy Note III with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor - just as expected.
Last week, Samsung teased the update to its Exynos 5 Octa processor, promising that more details would be arriving this week. It's only Monday, and those details have already been published, showing more power than the current iteration and the use of a six-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU. We've got the rest of the details after the jump.
Samsung is teasing a new version of its flagship Exynos 5 Octa processor, the eight-core chip found in some versions of the Galaxy S 4, with a full reveal of the "more powerful" SoC next week. The new chip, Samsung took to Twitter to gloat about, is billed as an "evolution" of the existing Exynos 5 Octa, though aside from unspecified performance improvements the South Korean company is vague as to what changes we can expect.
With a Samsung multi-device event coming up on the 20th of June, it's no surprise that several machines have begun to surface well before their official unveiling. Today's suggestion is that there'll be at least one smartphone running Samsung's own non-Android operating system Tizen. This device is said to be working with a rather powerful processor under the hood, too.