January 11, 2016 7:25pm
While it’s not exactly the same as the announcement of a new phone, Samsung has just released information on the processor that will likely power much of its 2016 lineup of flagship devices, including the often-rumoured Galaxy S7.
In a newly published infographic, the South Korean company details some of the Exynos 8’s upcoming features.
Once you get past the marketing fluff, the most interesting revelation here is that, taking a page from Apple’s playbook, Samsung has designed its own custom ARM cores.
Taken together with other enhancements, the company claims this allows the Exynos 8 to perform 30 percent better than its most immediate predecessor. The chip is 10 percent more efficient than the Exynos 7 SoC.
Additionally, while its inclusion probably won’t mean anything to Canadians, at least not in the short-term, the chip includes a modem that supports Category 12 LTE — the Exynos 7’s modem topped out at Category 9.