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

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50 Comments

45. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Can they beat Apple's A9 chip and maintain their performance? They should be able to beat A9 by around 30-40% when they release without overheating.

54. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That would like happen

41. yemkoid

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Snapdragon with locked bootloader (Note 4 at&t) can be as bad than mtk and slower as with no custom rom/kernel? Exynos is always much ok

27. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

"In the U.S. and China, indications are that the Snapdragon 820 chipset will be used instead." Should have ditch SD. No choice sucks!

25. dimas

Posts: 3468; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Exynos are efficient, fast and impressive. Even the s6 edge design surprised me but samsung keep screwing the other features of their flagship. Just bring back the microsd and put bigger battery and I won't hesitate to buy a samsung. If their 2600mah battery can do great with optimization, adding 400 or 500mah would definitely make s7 an awesome beast. No more questions asked on camera because samsung always have great cameras.

30. rishav20193

Posts: 243; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

s7 is expected to have sd card slot atleast. provided samsung learned from their mistakes.

16. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Except the s series is usually presented in the 1st quarter of the year.

20. TyrionLannister unregistered

And released in 2nd quarter.

11. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Second half 2016 for 7422 and 7880 ?

10. SnakeBoySatire

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I thinl i'll pass, thank but no thank Sammy :)

26. dimas

Posts: 3468; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Wtf? You don't make sense, you always pass on samsung because you're an apple user right?

40. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't feed the sad little troll.

42. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

lets just report every comment of his and get this "thing" banned again

9. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Awesome gonna be more exciting year for chips competition , ihave high hopes for the new dragons after the let down of the chip that we dont say its name here :)

18. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I do as well. I think the 820 is going to be a great cpu and I'm sure the 530 will blast through anything you throw at it.

38. epdm2be

Posts: 836; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I wrote from the first perils o/t Cortex A57 that I couldn't care less about 2015 devices. IMHO they all suck. We all knew the Cortex A72 would be MUCH better and thus I'm sitting this one out. Not to mention the 64-bit propaganda that doesn't mean s**t in real use especially with 1) a lot of Cortex A53/A57-device released on KitKat (even today) and 2) less than 4GB of RAM. It's clear. In 2015 midrange devices have been more interesting than high-end devices. And seeing that the first Cortex A72 device will be mid-range (Galaxy A9) using SD620 it seems that for 2016 the best devices performance/price-ratio will again be the mid-range. I'd say to all those with too much money in their wallets. Send your cheques to me, please! ;-)

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: 987; 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: 987; 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: 836; 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

*devs

13. tedkord

Posts: 17544; 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: 987; 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: 92; 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: 92; 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.

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