Samsung won't be left out of the octa-core ARM Cortex-A53
race, it seems, leaving the field to MediaTek
and others for the midrange. A new GFXBench database entry unveiled a Samsung chipset we haven't seen announced yet - the Exynos 7580 - running on an upcoming 5.6" TCL phablet.
Despite the titling, with a number higher than the 14nm Exynos 7420
that is in the Galaxy S6
or S6 edge
, this new Exynos is a midrange endeavor, with what are likely eight Cortex A-53 processor cores, running at the humble 1.6 GHz maximums.
As such, Exynos 7580 won't register breathtaking scores on AnTuTu, but it will undoubtedly do its Android job just fine, and allow manufacturers, Samsung included, to create more affordable handsets that will still run like a charm.