Samsung is well known for a lot of things, TVs, microwaves, smartphones, smartwatches, smartphone displays, mobile flash storages, etc. All in all, this Korea-based company doesn't only manufacture their smartphones, but a lot of components which are included on the inside. The company's AMOLED displays are regarded as one of the best in the business, same can be said for their flash storage chips and ISOCELL camera sensors. That being said, Samsung also manufactures smartphones SoCs under the 'Exynos' branding. These chips weren't all that popular or competitive until this year, when Samsung introduced the 14nm Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor which is according to many people the best mobile SoC of 2015.
Well, we've seen quite a few leaks regarding Samsung upcoming Exynos 8890 SoC which is supposed to be even more powerful than the Exynos 7420. The device's specs have leaked along with a bunch of additional info. That being said, a new report has surfaced in Korea regarding this chip, read on. According to this report, the Exynos 8890 will enter mass production in December, and it will reportedly feature a series of custom ARM cores. According to an 'industry official', the design of this SoC will give Samsung the edge over the competition. This chip will allegedly going to be clocked at 2.4GHz, and it has scored 2,304 points in the single-threaded test, and 8,038 points in the multi-threaded one on Geekbench.
Now, the report also claims that this chip will fuel the company's upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone, which is quite probable actually. Moreover, the Galaxy S7 will probably be the first smartphone to be powered by this processor, as it was the case with the Exynos 7420 which shipped with the company's Galaxy S6 devices back in March. Things are becoming really interesting in the SoC world, it seems like MediaTek's Helio X20, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 and Samsung's Exynos 8890 will battle it out next year, and it will be interesting to see who will come out on top. MediaTek's offering is a deca-core SoC, but it won't be made on 14nm manufacturing process like the Exynos 8890 probably will. We still don't know what's the case with the Snapdragon 820, but there were some rumors that it will be made on a 16 or 14nm manufacturing process.