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Samsung made the new Exynos 8 chipset official

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Nov 14, 2015 )    |    Technology


Samsung has formally unveiled the new Exynos 8, the company’s new in-house chipset and is an update to Exynos 7 that currently powers Samsung’s new devices and even other OEM devices in the market. And the first to arrive in the market would be the top-end Exynos 8 8890.

Samsung’s claims that the new Exynos 8 boosts up to 30% in performance and includes Samsung Coherent Interconnect (SCI) technology which is 10% more power efficient than its predecessor. Manufactured in 14nm FinFET process, Exynos 8 uses ARM’s big.LITTLE configuration with 4-cores of it utilizing Samsung’s own Mongoose 64-bit ARMv8 cores to handles the heavy-duty tasks while another 4-cores of Cortex-A53 handles the less demanding processes.

Like all other ARM-based chipsets, Samsung’s Exynos 8 will include a Mali GPU specifically Mali-T880P12 with 12-core GPU. The new chipset is also the company’s first with integrated modem. It supports Cat. 12/13 LTE modem with carrier aggregation for download speeds of up to 600 Mbps. Other supported features includes 4K UHD (4,096 x 2,160px) or WQUXGA (3,840×2,400px) display resolutions.

Samsung is yet to give further details about the new Chipset but we are expecting them to become available soon. So far, there’s still no word on what devices should include the new chipset but we’re expecting Samsung’s rumored Galaxy S7 to have them that will launch early next year.