A picture of the Exynos 5 Octa processor that will most likely be used for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 was released by Samsung this week.
The image of the chip was posted onto the internet through Twitter. Samsung appears to be teasing customers to build up anticipation for its new devices.
Samsung released a video at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which displayed how this powerful processor will run and how it will utilize its cores to give devices the best performance possible.
The chip will basically use its Cortex-A7 for light tasks and will not tax the Cortex-A15 ones until a more sophisticated task comes along. This allows the processor to conserve energy.
Samsung promises that its new Exynos 5 Octa will be the most powerful processor to ever be used on a smartphone or tablet.
It is also expected to debut on Samsung devices that will be released later on this year. One of these devices will most certainly be the highly anticipated Galaxy S4. The next-generation Samsung flagship handset is expected to launch sometime between April and June and is rumored to have a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution.
Samsung is also expected to shift to its new Tizen OS in 2013 and move away from its dependency on Android this year so the Galaxy S4 could end up not being powered by Google's software. If it does feature Android OS, than at the very least it should be running Android 4.2.1 when it is released.
In a recent Bloomberg report, Samsung confirmed that it would be moving away from Android and will begin releasing handsets running Tizen OS.
The company's reason for this is that it wants to take more control of its mobile experience that it is delivering to its users.
It will basically allow Samsung to have its own eco system. With Tizen, the company will now have full control over updates, features and hardware specifications of all of its products.