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Samsung Exynos 8 Octa officially unveiled – what to expect from this SoC

Samsung Exynos 8 Octa chipset was announced last year and it was said to greatly improve performance on smartphones and tablets. The chipset has finally been unveiled and it is said to be one of the leading application processors of the year. It brings 10% enhanced energy efficiency and 30% enhanced performance when compared to its predecessor, Exynos 7 Octa.

 

 

 

Samsung Exynos 8 Octa uses the first custom-designed CPUs from Samsung and it integrates modem and application processors into a single chip. It is the first Samsung hardware to do this. The chip will be able to deliver high performance at lesser energy consumption (it uses the HMP solution that uses the bigger and smaller cores at the same time). The GPU improves the 3D graphics capability and it praises its PC-like gaming experience.

 

Exynos 8 has a built-in LTE modem for an uninterrupted experience when you stream videos and share data. The devices running on this SoC will have a maximum speed of 600 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 150Mbps. The processor allows for High Resolution Display Support, which allows displays to show images four times more detailed than Full HD.

 

It is rumored that Samsung Galaxy S7 will have Exynos 8 Octa 8890 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The new Samsung flagship will be announced sometime in February, most probably at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

 

Source: AndroidCommunity

 

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Samsung Galaxy S6 reportedly gives up on Snapdragon 810 in favor of its own Exynos chips

Samsung Galaxy S6 will not be sporting Snapdragon 810, sources say. It’s been years now since Samsung has used both its Exynos processors and the Snapdragon chipsets for its devices, but the newest flaghip may just give up on Snapdragon altogether.

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 leak, source toptiermobiel
Samsung Galaxy S6 leak, source toptiermobiel

 

Bloomberg reports that Samsung is giving up on  Qualcomm Inc. chips that allegedly overheated during Samsung’s tests. If we take leaked photos and information into consideration, Galaxy S6 will have an all-metal back which could mean that this design choice factored in the thermal challenges the company encountered during tests.

LG is using Snapdragon 810 chips on its next LG G Flex 2 and HTC will be using the chip on HTC One M9 and they are using unibody aluminum shells. Considering the fact that Samsung is at its first all-metal handset, it may be showing its inexperience and issues when it comes to thermal emissions.

Samsung has not been using its own Exynos chip exclusively mainly because Snapdragon chips have better LTE integration, thus forcing the Koreans to use their competition at best they could, at least for the western market.

Samsung reported they do not discuss rumors and speculation whereas Qualcomm has refrained from commenting.

Source: TheVerge