Samsung’s keynote hit the stage at CES 2013 on Wednesday as they unveiled technology that’s sure to change the durability and speed of smartphones.
Front and center was the latest Exynos processor the Exynos 5 Octa, the world’s first mobile chip based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. It will give you the power to run the most intensive apps by assigning tasks to 8 different cores based on demand, with intense video streaming handled by four A15 cores and lighter tasks taken care of by 4 smaller A7 cores.
Dr.Stephen Woo, president of Samsung Device Solutions Division, stated that the assigning of task load to varying cores would also conserve energy and prolong your battery life. How long the battery life can be prolonged wasn’t said, but current reports on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 show you can literally go for days without charging when using the phone normally, so anything in addition to that is just icing on the cake.
Also relating to smartphones, Woo also showed off a next-level display technology that will actually let you bend and fold your device. Although short on details, the technology is called “YUOM” and was shown off on various displays including one with text and images literally wrapping around its sides. Not only do they flex, but because they are made from ultra-thin plastic, it would be really hard to break or crack your display.
Rounding up the Samsung keynote was an appearance by President Bill Clinton who spoke about the Clinton Global Initiative. Founded in 2005, he relayed how cell phone technology was assisting in bringing financial services to the citizens of Haiti through the power of smartphones and apps.
Samsung has definitely given us a lot to look forward to this coming year. Check out the photos of YUOM and see for yourself where the future of mobile devices is taking us.
Photo of Stephen Woo and Bill Clinton from wsj.com