Recently, Samsung announced that Exynos 5 Octa processor will be able to use all eight cores at once by the end of this year, thanks to the new Heterogeneous Multi-Processing technology. The Korean giant didn’t mention whether this new technology require any hardware improvement or software update. Everyone was just talking about whether the current generation chips will get this feature or not. Now, Meizu posted some good news for the users. The manufacturer uses Exynos 5 Octa (5410) in its Meizu MX3, and confirmed in a blog post that the current generation chips can be upgraded with HMP to utilize all eight cores at the same time.
Currently, a number of devices comes with Exynos 5 Octa chips including Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 and Meizu MX3. At the moment, the Exynos 5 Octa SoC use the power from four cores either Cortex-A7 or Cortex-A15 at the same time.
Meizu mentions that MX3 will get the upgrade by the end of this year in a form of a kernel/driver change. If this is true, all the Galaxy S4 owners can rejoice as the update should hit the device later this year as well to improve it’s efficiency and performance. The update should hit the Exynos 5 Octa version of Galaxy Note 3 as well.
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