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

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.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo via GforGames



55. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This won't change the buying influence towards their phones. Their branding long term is their issue.

53. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hey. What about 8k? Haven't heard anything about this tech yet. At this point why not. I couldn't see a difference but sure most everyone here could.

51. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This is the pre test phone before they have the same spec on the note 6 like they did with the he note 4 and they doing it for the VR unlike sony

37. T-rex unregistered

I wonder what phonearena will say now about 4K displays :-/

45. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Now PA reviewers can distinguish differences in 4k and 2k....

36. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Relax, guys, that seems to be a typo. There is a very high possibility that the author of the post ment "12 cores" because the E8890 with 14 GPU corrs would likely have been named "8892" or so.

35. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

If am not wrong AMOLED screens take the same power or even less with higher resolutions. So only CPU and mostly GPU have a lot more work. Samsung already made app that allow to choose resolution etc. in games. If they will allow to choose resolution of UI i want 4K and even more.

29. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

:D awesome

28. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i thought their flagships are premium,guess not.

57. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

One is premium and one is ultra premium.

20. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

RIP battery life. Good thing quickcharge 3.0?

19. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Samsung needs 4k for vr gear unlike sony ..

30. mixedfish

Posts: 1579; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yes because only Samsung has access to Google VR.

39. DBounce

Posts: 172; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

I don't see sony producing a VR headset unlike samsung. If they did 4k would make prefect sense on their handset.

43. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

They might be working on it, also google cardboard exists

16. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

This should look good with VR

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow. Such a phone would shut up everyone I hope.

14. prashant1707

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

hey what i think that the specs of samsung galaxy s7 would most probably be: 5.2 inch quad hd screen, 18-20mp of camera with 2 variants: one being sony's IMX300 and another being samsung's own isocell camera, retaining the same dimensions with slight increase in height and width by 1mm and of course thickness to be around 6.3-6.6, battery capacity to be around 2800-2900mah and most importantly with 2 variants of processors i.e one with snapdragon 820 and other with samsung's own exynos processor 8890.

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Samsung should experiment with the quantum dot tech they use in their flagship 4k TV's. They look sick.

12. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

Looks like a certain underrated smartphone line just got a follower, again.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks like I spoke too soon when I said I was going to pass on the GS7. Lol I wonder if it will be amoled or led. I don't think they have many 4k Oled TV's. I know LG has one but I think most Samsung 4k TV's are led.

34. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I think Samsung decied to scaled back on OLED TVs because LG had the majority of that market, that's why they are using quantum dots/SUHD

7. enzotarece

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Samsung will never stop follow Sony has a phone brand premium Samsung want one to sigh

6. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

No comments about 4K overkill? Hmm...

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

18. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Comment of the day!

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.

25. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The lannisters sent their regards. And also knowledge.

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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

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:

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