Samsung’s decision to ditch Qualcomm and use its own Exynos processor proved to be wise as this year’s flagship phones—the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, Note 5, and S6 edge+—are all winners. Each has received high scores on benchmark sites and tests. They’re not exactly the bestsellers because of the expensive price but we know they are premium smartphones that can be trusted.
A couple of weeks ago, the South Korean tech giant took the lid off the new Exynos processors and as early as now, we’ve been hearing a lot of things about them. Early benchmark tests already say the Exynos 8890 is a multi-core king —beating the MediaTek Helio X20, Huawei Kirin 950, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.
The Exynos 8890 is part of the Exynos 8 Octa family. It boasts of the latest cellular LTE modem in one chip and a 14nm FinFET which is the same process used on the Exynos 7 Octa 7420. This Exynos 8890 is said to run on next year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. We can expect the two mobile devices to be faster and smoother.
The new Exynos boasts of Cat. 13 LTE that can handle 150 Mbps of upload speed and 600 Mbps download speed. Samsung is also proud of this SoC because it’s their first custom-designed CPU core. The high performance Exynos 8890 processor by Samsung will be ready by the early half of 2016 as production is set to begin before the year ends.
Samsung’s Exynos 8890 is impressive because it packs both a modem and processor on a single chip. Having more features on one chip allows more interior space for other mobile features and different chips. A reduced chip area can be used for more chips and components that can make the device more powerful than ever.