Samsung's Exynos 7420 14nm 64-bit octa-core SoC stole the show this year. This SoC turned out to be extremely capable, and thanks to the Snapdragon 810 overheating problems, the Exynos 7420 is perhaps even the most powerful mobile SoC available in the market at the moment. Speaking of which, there are a number of new SoCs which will hit the market in the coming months, including MediaTek's Helio X20, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 and Samsung's next-gen Exynos SoC which we've talked a number of times thus far, read on.
A number of Exynos 'Mongoose' aka Exynos M1 reports came in thus far. This will be Samsung's next-gen chip, and it's possible that Mongoose is actually the Exynos 8890 which has been surfacing lately, but we can0't confirm that at the moment. Either way, new Mongoose benchmarks surfaced online, this time on Weibo, a Chinese social network. According to a leaked image, Samsung is testing the Mongoose SoC at a frequency of 2.3GHz, and the chip has managed to score 2,294 points in a single-threaded test and 6,908 in the multi-threaded test. The image also revealed SoC results in Power Saving and Ultra Power Saving modes. The SoC has managed to hit 1,710 points int he single threaded test while being in Power Saving mode, and 4,896 points in the multi-threaded test. As far as Ultra Power Saving Mode is concerned, this SoC hit 1,100 points in the single-threaded, and 3,209 points in the multi-threaded test on GeekBench.
If we compare this to the last benchmarks leak, we'll see that the results are significantly better this time around, which could indicate Samsung is making progress and that the chip is closer to its release. We still don't know when will Samsung release the Mongoose chip, but we do know that it will compete directly with the Helio X20 and Snapdragon 820 chips from MediaTek and Qualcomm, respectively. It seems like 2016 will be very interesting as far as mobile chips go, especially if all of these high-end chips turn out to perform as expected, without any unexpected issues, such as overheating or something of the sort. Either way, stay tuned, we'll report back as soon as some new Exynos info surfaces.