Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rumors: Phablet to Feature Exynos 5 Octa Processor

The Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to feature the new Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 8-core processor.

According to the Korea Times, Samsung will use this new chip to power the successor to the wildly popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

This comes as no surprise, as Samsung recently introduced the chip at CES and promised that it would use it in devices that will launch in 2013. And being that the Galaxy Note is a tablet-smartphone hybrid, it requires the most power, so this 8-core processor is a no-brainer for the company and was probably designed specifically for the Galaxy S4 and Note 3.

The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to launch in the second half of 2013 and is rumored to feature a 6.3-inch display.

Samsung unveiled the Exynos 5 Octa to the public at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.. The company confirmed at the event that this new processor will be featured on some of its upcoming products that will be released this year.

Samsung believes that the processing power offered by this new chip will allow smartphone and tablet users to perform many tasks simultaneously, such as playing a game, watching an HD movie, and searching for a restaurant or business, all without lag.

"Level of pure processing power, never seen before in mobile devices and more detailed damage to cards, then ever before," said a Samsung executive.

Samsung also stated that the new Exynos processor has twice the graphics performance of anything that its currently available on the market, but that it is also very frugal, for up to 70 percent power savings. It uses Cortex-A7 cores for the mundane tasks, and Cortex-A15 ones for the more sophisticated ones.