Samsung teases 'no more wait for apps to load' with the Exynos in Galaxy S6 (video)


Samsung has a new silicon rival for Qualcomm, formally introducing the chipset that will power its upcoming flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone and iPhone killer hopeful - the Exynos 7420.  The company outed the promo shot above and the video below now, promising that "waiting for an app to load is thing of the past with #Exynos processors." This might turn out to be true, as our pseudo scientific test recently found out that TouchWiz on Lollipop is much faster than people give it credit for. As for what is this "dauntless challenge," for the new Exynos, we will obviously learn March 3rd.

Preliminary benchmarks proved we're looking at a spectacular chipset that closely matches Qualcomm's cutting-edge processor's performance and is made on an ahead-of-its-time 14nm process. We learned that the 7420 SoC, which packs an octa-core processor and a Mali-T760 graphics unit, has its power consumption reduced by 30 to 35% percent compared to the previous generation 20nm chipsets, making for a low power, high performance package.

The processor is made on three-dimensional (3D) FinFET transistor technology, used to overcome the limitations of the typical 2D plane (Planar structure). Intel has been using this method for its desktop processors for a while, but Samsung prides itself on being the first to bring this approach to the cramped 14nm mobile application processor die. It will continue using this process in the production of its other semiconductor modules, such as its NAND memory chips, which could lead to smaller chips with increased capacity in the future.

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50 Comments

1. FrequencyBender

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

We'll see what happens soon enough.

28. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You say "closely matches Qualcomm's " that crap you need to say "closely matches qualcomm's dev hardware 810 brick product in 1 benchmark and then the 810 lost very bad in the real geakbenth 3 benchmark" using a normal say thin phone on the samsung. Cpu tests

36. JMartin22

Posts: 2415; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Exactly, the Snapdragon 810 is a failed product. They better have better luck next time with the 820.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

So the phone will launch( March 1) before the processor( March 3). LOL.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I was wondering about March 3rd as well. Sloppy Q/C on the marketing side?

32. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Because technically speaking Samsung Semiconductor is a different division from Samsung mobiles, though they both are part of Samsung Electronics umbrella. If you want to know more about their semiconductor business, go to samsungsemi.com They are holding a separate event for the component division, which is fair enough.

37. vincelongman

Posts: 5810; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Samsung have a weird history of announcing things late Especially Samsung Tomorrow, which is more like Samsung Yesterday at best For example: ePoP The Exynos Galaxy Alpha and Exynos Note 4 are using ePoP ePoP was only announced a few weeks ago But the Alpha and Note 4 have been on sale for months

3. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

This kind of stuff makes me excited for March 1st!

4. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

This is gotta be the dumbest video i've seen in a while, for "regular people" who don't understand tech. Push the button and everything will happen right away and on the other "iphone" everything is so slow... Poor iphone...

6. charlie1779

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Someone at Samsung must be a big fan of the movie EDGE OF TOMORROW.

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

doubt it will have zero load times for all apps if any but it could definitely have the fastest load times

18. TyrionLannister unregistered

If the load time is less than the animation time. It's as good as zero load time.

8. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

I must say this is good for Samsung if true. iPhone also spin the wheel when loading some apps, Business insider is just one. People act like iPhone is so superior when in fact they have some faults like Android phones too. This is not hating on Apple, just speaking on what I see daily with both my Phones. One Apple the other Samsung.

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This is because they have remove the lag from core to core on there new cpu making it have iphone speed even when using 8 cores, very cool

9. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

Over and over and over and over.. again?

10. drazwy

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Who cares. If you aren't in Asia/Africa, you won't get a Exynos processor in their phone.

15. drazwy

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Nevermind. Guess they are gonna do their own thing for LTE or use a standalone qualcomm modem. Neither of which is going to be a good solution. But, got to start somewhere!

16. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Didn't u see they dropped the Snapdragon and are putting Exynos in all the S6 phones? They even upgraded all the other chips like GPS/sensors to use 88% less power and their LTE modem is ridiculously fast and efficient too. I'm actually pretty excited to see this one. Even though they reduced the battery by 10% over the S5, the S6 should have at least 25% better battery life... And that is impressive to say the least!

11. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

SMH. every year its the same bs talk.

30. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope they had to use craplag Dragons in the past, not this time

12. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Either this phone will be revolutionary like S3 or a complete flop like S5.

35. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

The S2 was revolutionary, the S3 was sh*t..

13. Biernot unregistered

they dont use a samsung device in the video :D That´s why it´s so quick :D

19. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Boooooooo.

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

We'll see. Bring it on Sammy.

33. ishamesung

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Booya! A9 will crush that chip, sammy will gain profit on it, LMAO

39. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Doubt it. Historically, the A processors have been behind competing processors by 1.5-2 years. The A8 is weaker than the Galaxy Note 3 SD and Exynos versions. The Note 3 is a 2 year old device.

41. ishamesung

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

And still they "LAG" lmao

44. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Yes, but so does the iPhone 6 and 6+. iOS 8 is a disaster.

17. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Here in China, this kind of big-talk is just nonsense... As an example, try loading the Taobao Android client - even the Snap 805 / Exy 5433 phones would still take 4+ seconds for the main interface to show, let alone operable. I don't trust 7420 to do any better.

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