SAMSUNG TO SHOW AN 8-CORES EXYNOS OCTA CORE CHIP NEXT YEAR
At ISSC this February, Samsung will present an 8-core Octa Core chip of Cortex A15 and Cortex A7 CPU cores in a "big.Little" configuration. Big.Little architecture combines very low-power cores like Cortex A7 with very high-performance cores like Cortex A15, for a well optimized mobile experience and balanced battery life.
It's possible that for the time being we'll only see a chip that contains 2 clusters of dual core CPU's for smartphones (2 A15+2 A7), although there's no rumor of this chip existing yet, but it seems like the natural progression for Samsung Exynos 5 Dual that currently lacks the A7 parts. This would be the first 8-cores mobile processor in the markets, showing us the future after the Quad-core.