Samsung has unveiled the Exynos Octa 8 8890 64-bit chipset soon after Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon 820Soc. Samsung is said to be using the same chipset for their upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone. Samsung’s 8890 is the companies first custom-designed core based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture and Integrated LTE. Of the 8 Octa cores, the first four cores are custom designed and the rest four cores are based on four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, it also makes use of Big little architecture for efficient usage of the 8-cores.
The new Exynos 8890 sees a 30% improvement in performance and 10% more power efficient compared to the Exynos 7. It is also the companies first Soc to include integrated one-chip solution that combines the application processor and modem as we said above. The integrated modem is the LTE Rel.12 Cat.12/13, the Cat 12 is responsible for maximum download speeds of up to 600MBPS and upload speed of 150MBPS by Cat 13. Samsung is using Mali most powerful T880 MP12 GPU and supports 4K displays and LPDDR4 memory though Samsung needs to confirm these details.
The manufacturing of this chipset will start in late 2015 says Samsung and the same will be used in their upcoming flagship Galaxy S7 which is expected to go official before MWC 2016.