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Samsung has officially unveiled their next generation smartphone processor called the Exynos 8 Octa 8890, as the direct successor of the present Exynos 7420 chip. While the Exynos 7420 powers most of the present Samsung flagship devices, the Exynos 8890 processors are expected to arrive early next year with the anticipated Galaxy S7, and the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Reports indicate that Samsung has started mass production of the Exynos 8890 processor, and will be manufactured under the 14nm FinFET fabrication process. The Exynos 8890 processor incorporates four low power Cortex A53 cores, and four new custom CPU cores created by Samsung themselves that’s codenamed Mongoose. The company claims that the new cores offer a 30% performance boost, and 10% efficiency over the previous generation.
Samsung has incorporated a powerful GPU called the Mali-T880MP12, in which the 12 graphics cores offer 50% graphics boost. The Exynos 8890 processor will compete directly with the recently announced Snapdragon 820 processor, and Apple’s A9X chip.