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Samsung Galaxy S7 Premium Edition rumored to have 14 core GPU and 4K display

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Premium Edition rumored to have 14 core GPU and 4K display
According to a new rumor that circulated on Friday, a Samsung Galaxy S7 Premium Edition is being planned by Samsung, and will be offered only in South Korea. This super spec'd version of Sammy's flagship phone is said to feature a 4K display, and a dual-lens camera module made by Sony. At the heart of this Galaxy S7 Premium Edition is a different version of the Exynos 8890 chipset.

The Exynos 8890 SoC  is rumored to be the chip powering the Samsung Galaxy S7 in all markets other than the U.S. and China. In those two countries, the Snapdragon 820 SoC will be driving the phone. The graphics processor on the Exynos 8890 is the Mali-T880 with 12 cores. A second version of the Exynos 8890 for the Galaxy S7 Special Edition, reportedly comes with a version of the Mali-T880 with 14 cores. ARM has said that the graphics processor is scalable from 1 to as many as 16 cores, so this is not science fiction. 

The source of this rumor is a posting on a Weibo page. This means, as tasty a dish as such a phone would be, you need to take this rumor with a grain of salt.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Premium Edition is rumored on Weibo

Samsung Galaxy S7 Premium Edition is rumored on Weibo


Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo via GforGames

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posted on 13 Nov 2015, 20:27 2

1. shinywindow (unregistered)


Krapple sux

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 20:49 9

5. zeeBomb (Posts: 2275; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Thanks for the boner PA. *pulls out tissues*

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 07:01

44. neela_akaash (Posts: 1219; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


How will apps/games utilise those 14 cores...?

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 09:01

48. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Thank you for the very relevant comment. Your insight into this article has been invaluable.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 19:26 1

64. Ruturaj (Posts: 1472; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


As they use 8 cores. GPU can have thousands of cores running in parallel. Graphics task are easy to divide to perform in parallel.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 20:37 7

2. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


It would be good if Samsung would bring this GPU to their high end tablet, or perhaps a MP16 variant will be perfect.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 20:38 2

3. Ruturaj (Posts: 1472; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Why 14 then, 16 sounds better.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 20:43 4

4. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Don't think that 14nm Finfet mfg. process doesn't have a limit. A MP16 variant will be too much for a smartphone chipset, but maybe it will fit perfectly for a tablet.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 23:29 1

26. Ruturaj (Posts: 1472; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Yep make sense, may be possible for when they move to 10nm.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 20:49 12

6. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


No comments about 4K overkill? Hmm...

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 20:55 23

9. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Octa core CPUs are overkill in theory. Without 4k displays they would be sitting around scratching their octa assess, so might as well.

It's more awesome than overkill.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 20:57

10. Obie-Wan (Posts: 102; Member since: 24 May 2012)


IKR..., it's the other way around when someone esle do it, overkill etc.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 20:58 1

11. ibend (Posts: 6037; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


its about time for VR era, 4k screen paired with overkill GPU, and not so great battery life

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 22:02 3

18. shimanto1123 (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


Comment of the day!

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 22:26 1

21. chenski (Posts: 505; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


I dont get it as well, when Sony released 4k display everyone was like zomg overkill but when Samsung does the same thing its awesome. This site ia turning into Samsung arena

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 22:37 16

22. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Octa-core is made for power efficiency, smartass.

A big.LITTLE octa core has basically only 4 cores which provide all the power. The other 4 provide almost no power and are for power saving while low usage.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 22:53 7

23. ph00ny (Posts: 1345; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Since they're pushing hard on VR experience, it sorta makes sense

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 23:22 6

25. zeeBomb (Posts: 2275; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


The lannisters sent their regards. And also knowledge.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 23:47 1

27. medtxa (Posts: 1270; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Overkill i think. i'd choose QHD even if they offered to me the same price. Or even FHD if its cheaper.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 00:54 9

31. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


4 cores is still overkill and Samsung did release a code that allows all 8 cores to run at once because Apple and HTC fans were bitching about it not being a true Octacore. I am sure you remember that.

Either way, the point stands. Everything is overkill, might as well have the 4K awesomeness and not let crooks like Apple give us 750p and charge us 4K prices anyways.

I understand how big little works btw. Lol

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 01:07 16

33. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


4 cores ate overkill! ! Go back to 2005 kid. Android can easily manage 4 or even 8 threads easily.

'I understand how big little works BTW. Lol'- no you don't. Samsung released no code to make 8 cores work. There is no code to do that. S4 still runs only 4 cores at once as it uses cluster migration. HMP is enabled in recent implementation as it can enable any configuration to work. Earlier you only had 2 configurations: 4 little or 4 big, now you have 2^8 configurations and you can choose whichever works best best for maximum power saving.

HMP can't be enabled with a software update. The chip must support it in hardware.

If you knew how BIG LITTLE worked, I wouldn't have this conversation with you.

BTW read this if you think quad or octa core is useless:

http://www.androidauthority.com/exynos-7420-multitasking-multi-core-and-multiprocessing-637647/

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 05:34 3

38. rd_nest (Posts: 1630; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Definitly. Even as a Samsung user, this is super/hyper overkill. Absolutely no need for 4k in phones. People may say about VR, but VR is not mainstream as yet.
Even at 2K, you are pushing it. Though some people might say they see some advantage going from FHD -> QHD. But QHD is the max, and to be fair FHD is enough for 90% of population.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 06:35 3

40. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/samsungs-exynos-5-octa-will-be-able-to-use-all-eight-of-its-cores-in-q4/

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/samsungs-exynos-5-octa-will-be-able-to-use-all-eight-of-its-cores-in-q4/

I understand how big little works. It's not hard fir crust sakes. 4 heavy lifting cores and 4 lower powered power saving cores.

I didn't say it was useless tardy boy. I just said 4 cores is as much overkill as 4k is overkill. It really doesn't make a huge difference considering you have dualcore setups that run just fine like all the Apple iPhone chops, the Tegra k1 etc. Everything has diminishing returns including core count and singling out 4k is wrong.

You understand what I am saying dwarf? Lol stop acting like some kind of itard who lacks reading comprehension. Worthless and overkill are two very different definitions. The point is that octa core is not needed to run Android flawlessly like the Tegra k1 has shown. Even the Nexus 10 has shown. The SD820 doesn't even need 8 so yeah the point stands. 4k is as overkill as quadcore is.

Itards said Fhd is overkill when it's obviously not. 4k might be but so is everything else.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 06:51

41. hogey74 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Nov 2015)


(Hand on heart) horsepower is our friend. More horse power just means more friends.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 06:59 2

42. bur60 (Posts: 876; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


It's Sammy not Sony, so suddenly it's not overkill duh.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 07:25

46. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Lol... The Android UI may go fast enough with dualcores but there are more heavy tasks than that...

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 07:52 3

47. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That ars technica crap didn't turn out true. It was just a speciation. I owned a s4 i9500 and it used cluster migration. It couldn't be changed due to the cache incoherence bug in the 5410. You should read andreilux's thread on XDA.

2 cores of a K1 are as powerful as 4 cores of other chips. Same for iPhone. So if you're saying quad core is useless, then even dual core is useless as it produces same amount of power.

Do you have an idea how powerful those dual core machines are.

I end my discussion here, seeing how much your brain capacity is. Number of cores have no relation with overall speed. A single core I7 has equal or more power than octa core sd 615. That didn't make octa core overkill. If octa core is overkill, that single core I7 is overkill too.

4k is overkill, quad core may be overkill depending on the architecture inside. If it's a core like apple twister or Nvidia denier, then yes: a dual core can do the task. If it's a weak core, than 4 are necessary.

Obviously you'll still not understand that given your reading comprehensive skills. So sorry but I won't further reply.

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 09:17 2

49. j2001m (Posts: 2994; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It was overkill as it was running on an 810 with crap Gpu, then We all find out it's just in apps that Sony included, that you not going to use anyways, then you also got a 4K screen that not going to be used 98% of the time.

This will be Samsung 4K test phone like they did with the s5 and 2k
With a Gpu that can deal with 4K, then it will go into the note 6

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 09:19 1

50. j2001m (Posts: 2994; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It is now clear that the note 6 will use the 14core Gpu and 4K, so this is good and we now get the spec that the note 6 will have

posted on 14 Nov 2015, 09:45

52. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Neither Apple's nor Nvidia's dualcores aren't as fast as quad A57-s.

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