Samsung’s new Exynos 7 mobile chip 30% more efficient than previous gen


Everyone knows that Samsung is all set to unveil their latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, at the Unpacked event on March during Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The Galaxy S6 Edge will also be shown off alongside the Galaxy S6, and they will both reportedly pack Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 octa-core processor.


Exynos 7 will power the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

The Galaxy S6 Edge handset will appear next to the Galaxy S6 it seems, and both of those handsets will quite probably be powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 7420 octa-core processor. The first benchmarks have already leaked online, so on paper it looks like being extremely powerful but in reality it remains to be seen. But the interesting thing about the chip is that it’s being built using so-called 14 nm production technology, in contrast with the 20 nm process that everyone else is using (including Apple, though it’s A-series chips are manufactured by Samsung).

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This will be the very first 14 nm mobile processor available, and according to the data provided by Samsung, the power consumption has been reduce by up to 35%, which is great for smartphone owners looking to eek more power out of their devices.

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3D transistors

Included in the package is an ARM-based Mali T760 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), which basically handles all the visuals. This latest generation processor is also manufactured using a three-dimensional FinFET transistor technology which is meant to be superior to the traditional 2D type. It’s already been used by Intel for some time mainly in their desktop processor lineup.

Samsung is really gearing up the publicity machine for its Exynos processor, and deservedly because it’s a really powerful CPU with great energy-saving features. Samsung will reportedly not use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 CPU in the Galaxy range, which were rumoured to have issues with overheating (though this has subsequently been found to be mainly baseless by tech site AnandTech).

Whatever the new Galaxy devices are like, there’s not long to wait now…

SOURCE: Samsung Korea (via Google Translate)