Samsung Galaxy S7’s Exynos 8890 CPU enters mass production?

Wondering when Samsung will launch the Samsung Galaxy S7? If a new rumour holds water, it could be sooner than you expect, as it is said that Samsung has started mass producing the S7’s CPU – the Exynos 8890.

Now in mass production?

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The source of the rumour is Korean-speaking ETNews. The site claims that Samsung has already started to mass produce the Exynos 8890. According to earlier reports, the said CPU will enter into mass production in December.

The Exynos 8890 SoC is not the only CPU to be on board the Samsung Galaxy S7. Another version of the smartphone is said to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood.

Going back to the Exynos 8890 CPU reportedly going into mass production earlier than expected, this could mean that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be launched earlier than expected as well. According to past reports, the Korean tech giant is planning an earlier release for its next flagship, specifically February of next year. The S6 was launched in April of 2015.

The Exynos 8890 CPU will be a monster of a chipset if leaked information about the processor is to be believed. According to an  alleged Geekbench test, the CPU scored 2,304 points in the single-core test and 8,038 points in the multi-core test. It beat the Apple A9 chip in the multi-core test, but was slightly beaten in the single-core test.

So what’s so special about the Exynos 8890? According to leaked information about the said SoC, it is a 64-bit octa-core processor with cores (presumably ARMv8 cores) clocked up to 2.4 GHz. The 8890 is expected to me manufactured under Samsung’s 14 nm process, just like its predecessor the Exynos 7420, which can be found under the hood of the S6. The 14 nm FinFET manufacturing process is currently the smallest process being used by Samsung. Previous reports claimed that Samsung would use a new 10 nm manufacturing process to make the 8890, but it seems that will never happen as the Korean tech giant isn’t expected to switch to the said process until 2016.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.

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