We know that this week Samsung will be announcing a new Exynos processor which will be part of their Octa-core lineup, and thanks to the folks at DDaily, it seems that the cat might have been let out of the bag a bit earlier than expected. According to their report, the new Exynos chipset that Samsung is expected to announce will be the Exynos 5420 which is a slight upgrade over the Exynos 5410. The report goes on to state that instead of a PowerVR GPU which was used in the Exynos 5410, the 5420 is expected to sport a Mali GPU instead, and the rumors are suggesting either the Mali-T604 or the Mali-T628, although some are speculating that the T628 makes more sense as it supports 8 cores.
Additional details about the upcoming processor include improved circuit design, providing the chipset with shorter times needed for it to switch between the A15 and A7 cores. Last but not least, DDaily believes that the Exynos 5420 will make an appearance in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Given that the Note 3 will be Samsung’s latest handset and part of their successful Note range of phablets, we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung wanted to use the latest technology to power the device. Either way we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more info, so check back with us later this week for the details.