Samsung announced today a brand new processor, the Exynos 7 Octa, a 64 bit 8 core CPU, that may make it to the Galaxy S6 next year. This is a chipset that features 4 ARM Cortex A57 cores and 4 lower power ARM Cortex A53 cores.



The company behind it claims that this chip is 57% faster than the older Exynos 5 Octa processors. The cores offer support for big.LITTLE HMP architecture, meaning they can run simultaneously and the new chip is based on a 20 nm process, which feels antique, considering TSMC is already playing with the 10 nm process. In the graphics section we’ve got the ARM Mali T-760 GPU.

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa supports resolutions up to 2560 x 2560, 4K video playback, H.265/HEVC, 16 MP main cameras and 5 MP front shooters. To be honest, the CPU doesn’t sound that impressive and I’d find it weird for the Galaxy S6 to be stuck at 16 megapixels. What do you think?

Via Chinese VR

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