Announced today in South Korea, the new Exynos processor will be the first Samsung chipset with a CPU designed specifically for it. Built using 14nm FinFET processor technology, it’ll be an all-in-one chip; meaning to say that the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture CPU will be joined by a LTE Rel-12 Cat.12/13 modem.
Slated to be the most premium processor amongst the Exynos series when it finally hits devices (like the Galaxy S7 maybe), it’ll allow smartphones to support theoretical download speeds as far up as 600Mbps, while uploads will go up to 150Mbps when taking LTE technology into account.
When compared to the existing Exynos 7420, Samsung promises that the latest addition to the family will bring about 30% of performance improvements and 10% of power efficiency. As is, smartphones are becoming “too” powerful, surpassing the needs of a regular user, but hey, we’re not complaining.
Qualcomm managed to one-up their Korean competitor, as they officially announced the Snapdragon 820 a day earlier. If you’re interested in the possible alternative chipset that might make its way in the Galaxy S7 series, you can read up on that here.
This could be a very blatant hint that the Korean manufacturer is ready for the upcoming year, with the prospect of releasing its new flagships during MWC 2016; coincidentally the Exynos 8890 will start assembling on production lines in late 2015 – so make your own deductions based on that. As the end of the year nears, we’re bound to get more leaks of how this new processor performs inside an actual device, we’ll keep you updated when the time arrives.
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