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With competitors announcing all new kinds of new and powerful processors, Samsung isn’t exactly sitting idle. The company’s two latest smartphones, the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3 Neo come with the new Exynos chips.

Speaking of the processor in the Galaxy S5 first, the company has packed an Exynos 5422 Octa on the phone. The chip comes with four Cortex-A17 cores clocked at 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A7 cores at 1.5GHz. Unlike the Exynos 5420 SoC, the new Exynos 5422 Octa is capable of utilizing the power of all eight cores at once thanks to HMP (Heterogeneous Multi Processing) on the big.LITTLE architecture. Of course, it can handle 2K output and 4K video recording. No word on the GPU just yet.

The other processor from the company is the hexa-core Exynos 5260 Hexa found in the Galaxy Note Neo. This one has only two Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.7GHz, paired with four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores. Again, all the six cores can work in tandem.  In terms of GPU, the SOC sports Mali-T624. The chipset can also record 1080p videos at 60fps.

The chipsets will go into production by the end of this quarter and should be seen in devices soon.