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Rumor: Samsung Nexus 11 Will Have Octa-Core SoC

By - Source: SamMobile | B 10 comments

The Nexus 11 will be the world's first octa-core tablet.

SamMobile claims it has received Samsung's tablet plans for 2013, reporting that the company, which just began rolling out mini-stores within Best Buy across the nation, is looking to bring more tablets into every segment of the market. Based on the list, the company plans to roll out four solutions during the remainder of the year, and includes a dual-sim solution and the world's first tablet with an octa-core SoC

According to the report, it will be the Nexus 11 that will feature the rumored octa-core big.LITTLE SoC. This will be the company's own Exynos 5410 using 28-nm HKMG process technology and the ARMv7 instruction set. The chip itself will contain four ARM Cortex-A15 cores clocked between 1.6 GHz and 1.8 GHz, four ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz, and three PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU cores clocked at 533 MHz.

As for other features, the Nexus 11, which is listed as still needing approval from Google, will have an 11-inch Super PLS TFT screen, an 8MP camera on the back, a 2MP on the front, and a possible microSD card supporting up to 64 GB of storage. So far the amount of RAM and internal storage is unknown.

Samsung plans to release another 11-inch tablet based on the Galaxy Tab brand. This device will support the same screen, cameras and microSD card slot, but the SoC in question will supposedly be the Exynos 5250 which consists of two Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz, and four ARM Mali-T604 GPU cores clocked at 533 MHz.

Moving down the form factor list is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 featuring an 8-inch AMOLED 1080p screen, a 5MP camera on the back, a 2MP camera on the front and a microSD card slot supporting up to 64 GB of storage. This tablet will be powered by the Exynos 4412 which sports four Coretex-A9 cores clocked between 1.4 GHz and 1.6 GHz, and four ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU cores clocked at 400 MHz. The report note that Samsung will need to address the AMOLED burning problem first before launching the tablet on the market.

Finally there's the Galaxy Tab DUOS 7.0. It features a 7-inch PLS LCD screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, a 3MP camera on the back, a 2MP camera on the front, a microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB of extra storage, and support for dual SIM cards. The tablet will also feature a dual-core SoC although the specifics are unknown at this point.

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    slomo4sho , April 30, 2013 5:21 PM
    I like that it finally has SD support!
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    darkchazz , April 30, 2013 6:01 PM
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    I like that it finally has SD support!

    The Galaxy Tab will have MicroSD support, not the Nexus.
    ....

    Anyway, I skipped the Nexus 10, but I may get this device if there's a clear improvement in gpu performance and battery life.
    And hopefully the extra inch won't mean bigger dimensions, but instead less of the huge bezels in the current Nexus 10.
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    slomo4sho , April 30, 2013 6:51 PM
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    I like that it finally has SD support!

    The Galaxy Tab will have MicroSD support, not the Nexus.


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    a possible microSD card supporting up to 64 GB of storage


    The article rumors support for it.

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    ikyung , April 30, 2013 8:11 PM
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    8 cores? for what exactly? Oh that's right...to suck the battery dry nothing more.

    Too hard to understand big little architecture from ARM.
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    pacomac , April 30, 2013 11:48 PM
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    8 cores? for what exactly? Oh that's right...to suck the battery dry nothing more.


    I'm guessing only our cores will be active at and one time. The A15 cores for normal operation and the A9 for lower power consumption and standby.

    I do like the fact that Google realises people out there would like bigger than 10" screens.
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    cozmium , May 1, 2013 2:47 AM
    I'd love a reason to upgrade my original GT 10.1 as it's a bit slow.... but please Samsung: quality screens with good contrast/saturation matter. The original 10.1 is still your best quality screen.
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    torbendalum , May 1, 2013 4:05 AM
    STOP CALLING THE Exynos 5410, Octa-Core SoC IT IS NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    its a dual quad core SoC and it works very different.
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    somebodyspecial , May 1, 2013 4:34 AM
    So this won't be any better perf wise than the nexus 10? To push 2560x1600 they need more gpu than nexus 10 has or what is the point in the next rev? 1in?
    From the link Google hasn't approved the 11in octa yet. So that's just a bid that is anyone's game. I really hope they tell them give more gpu or we'll go T4 etc. That tablet needs T4+ (which is about 25% better than T604 it seems). I guess you could maybe put A330 in there if it's clocked high enough. Google needs to refuse anything that can't beat T604 in the nexus 10 by 25% or more or the games won't get any better on it. Currently only SOME stuff is good on it, others are underpowered.
    I can't wait for all the benchmarks on these.
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    Memnarchon , May 1, 2013 6:23 AM
    Am I the only one that doesn't see 8 cores, but only 4 cores for high performance and 4 cores for better battery consumption that will never work all togehter as the supposed 8-core would work (like FX8350)? It's like saying that Tegra 3 is 5 core cause it has 4 cores for high performance + 1 companion core for better battery consumption....
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    hotice , May 1, 2013 7:44 AM
    False Advertising!!!! It's not an eight-core processor. It's two four-core processors that cannot run in parallel. There are four low-power (slot) cores and four high-power (fast) cores. It's just another way to try to manage power. Qualcomm quad-core processors may only have four cores but they're all fast and it can run on any number of them needed. The Tegra 3 has 5 cores but one is a low power core so it runs on four fast cores or one slower, lower power core. The "octa-core" processor is nothing to brag about. It's just another way of handling power management. If everyone is going to keep calling it an eight-core processor people better start calling the Tegra 3 a five-core processor. Even that is miss-leading since the five cores do not run in parallel.