Exynos 5 Octa chip is based on ARM big.LITTLE / Cortex A15 architecture which will be manufactured using a 28nm process. It was first shown off at CES in January but Samsung has now officially revealed that the production will start in Q2 2013.

According to Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip can save power up to 70 per cent which means it can provide much better battery life. The major workload like gaming will be handled by four powerful Cortex-A15 cores while Cortex-A7 cores will handle less intensive tasks like browsing internet and multimedia files.

Samsung announced that, “With today’s advanced display technology transitioning toward ever higher and sharper resolutions, the Exynos 5 Octa is powerful enough to drive WQXGA (2560×1600) display, the best crystal-clear resolution currently available for mobile devices, enabling users to enjoy crisper video images on their premium smartphones and tablets.”