Samsung is company that always keeps its pace and tempo and their track record and customer loyalty is amazing! With that said, it is no surprise that they have announced that the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 are in the works during the CES 2013 event. Of course they did not showcase any information, but they have left the world to wonder and create all sorts of different rumors. For example, it is said that the Note 3 will come with a 6,3 inch display and that the S4 will also get larger and have a display screen with a diagonal of 4,99 inches! Both devices are expected to feature a stylus pen, but these are still rumors of course.
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What isn't a rumor though, is the story of Samsung Exynos eight-core processor which is expected to power the Galaxy S4 and the Note 3. The model we are referring to is called Exynos 5 Octa and it was presented at CES 2013. This technology isn't a real eight-core processor CPU though as the eight cores do not work together at the same time. There are 2 groups of 4 chips in the Exynos 5 Octa: the smaller ones are active for regular tasks, while the bigger ones stay inactive to prevent battery drain; if the user performs an advanced actions such as gaming or video HD streaming, the 4 smaller chips shut down and the 4 bigger ones turn on in order to provide great performance.
So yes, the Exynos 5 Octa does have eight cores, but they do not work at the same time which doesn't really earn it the title of an eight-core processor. Either way, it is a very powerful CPU and a great new feature of the Galaxy S4 and the Note 3.
There are a lot of other features that are expected and rumored as I suggest you follow a blog called Samsung Galaxy S4 News if you are interested in more details!