Reports originating from South Korea, the home country of Samsung indicates that the mobile tech giant is preparing to start mass producing it’s next gen in-house developed Exynos 8890 chipset which will be debuting with the next Galaxy flagship – the Galaxy S7. The mass production of the chipset is set to kick off some time in December.
The reports also say that the Exynos 8890 SoC, aka M1 or Mongoose, is going to be the first Samsung-made SoC to feature custom CPU cores. This means that Samsung will not patronize ARM designs anymore, like it has so far for every single one of its past Exynos chips.
Going with custom cores is significant because at the moment only Intel, Apple, Qualcomm, AMD, and ARM have their own CPU designs in the semiconductor market. So Samsung’s going to be in good company in this regard. And apparently this will allow it to reduce costs, better optimize the chips for its smartphones, as well as gain a competitive edge in the market.
The Galaxy S7 could in fact have three different chipset variations inside, each model being sold in certain markets only. One of those will be the Exynos 8890, while another is set to be Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820.
Via | GSMArena