Report: Three new Samsung Exynos chipsets on the way

Report: Three new Samsung Exynos chipsets on the way
A new report issued on Saturday says that Samsung has three new Exynos chipsets being prepped. The Exynos 8890 will be the new top-of-the-line SoC. Formerly codenamed Mongoose M1, this is the chip that reportedly will be powering the Samsung Galaxy S7 in some markets. In the U.S. and China, indications are that the Snapdragon 820 chipset will be used instead. The Exynos 8890 chipset has already been spotted running the Galaxy S7 on benchmark tests.

The Exynos 8890 is said to have a maximum speed of 2.3GHz, and will use custom cores. In addition, it will be produced using the 14nm FinFET process. The chip could be released in the second quarter of 2016, around the same time that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is launched.

The Exynos 7422, which was rumored to be driving the Samsung Galaxy Note5 earlier this year, is also one of the new chips expected. The third is said to be called the Exynos 7880. The latter two will most likely employ the Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53 using the big.LITTLE architecture. That means that four A72 cores will be used for tough tasks, and the four A53 cores will be employed for light housekeeping matters. The Exynos 7422 and Exynos 7880 could be launched in the second half of 2016, with the latter used in the next-gen Galaxy A mid-range models.

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source: wccftech



1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I wish more Android OEM use Exynos chipsets. Now, probably only Samsung and Meizu use them.

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Holy Trinity of Chipsets...Exynos. Exynos. EXYNOS.

8. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Nope.. because that will mean lesser mobile SoC competition and Exynos is just slightly more open source (if you call broken kernel source = open) than MediaTek, offset luckily by far superior performance.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

?? It would increase competition since it means Qualcomm can't take it for granted that their flagship SoC will be in Android flagships any more Ideally, we'd want Qualcomm, Samsung, Intel and MediaTek to each have roughly a 25% market share for the most competition

15. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

On the assumption if Samsung is even serious about bringing Exynos "out" of course. What's been stopping other OEMs than Meizu from using current top end Exynos 7420? Or for that matter older and current lower specced 7580 or 5430? Price? Production availability? Any other factors that made it not attractive enough for the likes of Moto, HTC, LG etc??? Qualcomm doesn't need Exynos to hit 25% before getting that red alert. They got themselves into this ARMv8 transition mess precisely because they became a near monopoly and Apple A7 kicked them in the nuts. Ergo Snapdragon 810 v1.0.

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Probably a combo of price, production/sale availability and worse modem performance It seems like Samsung dropping Qualcomm for the S6 has stopped their laziness Qualcomm had already fallen behind in 2014. The 801 and 805 were very small improvements.

31. epdm2be

Posts: 821; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

How could they improve on the SD800 without doing some drastic f**kups? The SD80x-series are (still) very good as they are. No need to drastically alter them. They drastically changed it into the 810 and see what happened! Ofcourse a lot of the heat (no pun intended) is also the fault of the handset-makers obsession with razorthin devices. Make those bloody phones a bit thicker and use that extra space to improve air-flow and bigger batteries. And perhaps stop that pissing contest with ridiculous screen resolutions! I'm an old fart, I don't even see the bloody difference between a 5,2"FHD or 5,5"FHD so I certainly won't see the difference between a 5"FHD or 5"QHD! I want games run at 60frames per second at ALL TIMES! I want movies to play at 30fps AT ALL TIMES! I want music to play as smooth as possible without plops, clips or cracks (concentrate on that instead of useless s**t) and I definitely don't care about screen animations between apps or when opening menus. I want smooth multi-tasking and task-switching, I want fast load and save times, I want bluetooth sending to be fast (and properly working!!!), wifi to be fast and hell yeah, 3G/4G to be fast. And I want to my +600$ dollar 2015 device to have the stamina as my 150$ feature-cameraphone from 2007! Even if that means that it'll grow from 7.5mm to 9mm... DOH!

44. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

You will need the iPhone 7!

46. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I thought you just an old Fart.. You don't need game 60fps all the time! And I suspect you only ever own the lowest end chipset if you can still hear clip in your music. Animations doesn't make much difference in your smooth transition. Btw you don't sound like an old fart at all.

51. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013


2. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

How badass is this Exynos 8890 compared to SD 820

5. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

Exynos are bad for developers for making coustum rooms for android so im pretty happy thats gona be finaly again galaxy s7 with dragon inside:)

6. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

This man gets it. Snap dragons are far more developed friendly. I don't think there are many custom kernels for the S6 or the note 5. A custom kernel can really change the handling of a phone!

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

Samsung did release kernel source code for S6 and S6 edge. Kernels are not the issue. There are various kernels for S6. Some of the best ones include vindicator, unikernel, unibase and various more of those. On top of those, there is perseus kernel which has traditionally been amazing. The issue are AOSP ROMs. Samsung releases kernel source code but not the drivers. So making an AOSP based ROM is impossible, or extremely difficult. Cyanogen already said no cyanogenmod for S6 and various others are not making ROMs too. Sure, you have plenty of detoxed ROMs which are touchwiz based, with enhanced performance and battery efficiency and removed bloatware. One good example would be Xstrestolite ROM. And that would be a more than good enough ROM for 99% of the people. But what if someone needs stock android. Personally, I would never flash a AOSP based ROM on a Samsung phone. The camera goes to crap with google camera and battery too. My S4 felt like a Nexus 5 on Cyanogenmod. As fast as nexus 5, but the camera and battery as bad as a Nexus 5 too. I reflashed touchwiz in 1 day.

22. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

99% of speed and fluidity improvement on Touchwiz does a good custom kernel. Note 4 with Ultimate kernel and near-stock ROM is joking about Nexus performance.

32. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well I learn something new every day! Thanks for schooling me a little and bringing me up to date! I can't rock an aosp room either way due to it not having WiFi calling.(Or do they now!?!?) it's been since my note3/S5 I've flashed anything. This is what I get for buying an iPhone. One looses touch of his self!

34. epdm2be

Posts: 821; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"...but not the drivers..." Euhm... what "drivers"? Isn't everything in the SoC and isn't that SoC standard ARM both GPU and CPU? I can't imagine bluetooth-, Wifi- and LTE/3G-radios to be that much different between systemboards. I admit camera's are a bit different but since Samsung, just like Sony, sells their modules to third parties they must have supplied the necessary info to them otherwise these too can't get that camera to work. Isn't there something else going on? Perhaps devs acting more like rogue cowboys demanding source code instead of politely asking? I admit that especially the big corporations seems faceless and don't easily reveal how they can be contacted. I had the same anger when I searched for a bloody email-address from Yahoo to ask why my yahoomail suddenly couldn't be accesed through POP. But I convinced myself that maybe there is a good reason why they shield that info from their "customers". Just a few questions and/or remarks.

47. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

"development acting more like rogue cowboy demanding source" Haha that's funny.

48. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014


13. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Those roms haven't done me a bit of good on my last two Samsung phones (Note 4 and Note 5) since there's been no perm root or unlocked bootloader for either (Verizon versions). So, the SD chips have no advantage, and are slower. I'll take Exynos.

17. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well you know this going in by being on verizon. One of the many reasons(unlimited data) I am on t-mobile is due to unlock able bootloader on most devices. I'm not saying you should be on t-mobile or anything of that nature. I'm just saying. When you buy the device you know you cannot unlock it. I love messing with my device to I'll take the SD. You cannot mess with it. So you'll take the exynos. I personally think. The GPS is faster on the snap dragon. And I'm sure the 810s is faster after you have a custom kernel put in. I guess we will find out once the kernels start rolling for the new nexiis and they get benchmarked. I know with the Samsung note 3 you could up the mhz of the GPu and made for a faster solid experience. I haven't been following recently(805/810) due to me currently having an iPhone.

23. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Uplifting of the GPU clock speed on a flagship SoC is completely useless because every SoC >SD805 can't work for a long time even fully on stock. I tried to overclock Mali T760MP6 GPU beyond stock 600MHz and saw up to 98 degrees Celsius heating on thermal mounted inside the chipset.

28. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Wow thats really weird... I Overcloked my Galaxy S6's GPU to 852mhz and CPU and ran benchmarks with thermal throttling completely disabled. Never got passed 83°C and while playing games it never went passed 74°C

29. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

*CPU to 2.3ghz (2304mhz)

33. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

That's because it throttles down to 600MHz or lower. And/or never goes up to 852MHz. I saw a showcase unit of GS6, it heated to 77 - 82 degrees Celsius on 700MHz and then throttle down for a while. And that's in a real game.

35. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Nope... ran Antutu and when it was running the 3D GPU part, I was nearly getting a constant 60fps whereas with the throttling it would dip. Also Dead Trigger 2 stays at a constant frame rate and doesnt have frame drops either, running on modded Ultra graphics

36. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Another thing, during that 3D benchmark, the SOC was hitting 83°C and with the stock frequency, it would not go higher than 75°C so clearly it was at 852mhz

50. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Antutu 3D isn't a long lasting test... If your SoC heats to 83 degrees in 60 seconds then after five minutes you may brake a 90-degree barrier. That's normal for a such high performance SoC with passive cooling.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Didn't you read his post? He disabled thermal throttling.

49. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

that's a dangerous action.

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