UPDATE: It looks like this is actually the AP powering the Galaxy Note 4. Samsung probably considered that the Exynos 5433 is a much better performer to still be called Exynos 5 Octa.
Original story below
Even though the latest version of Samsung’s own SoC is a pretty powerful one (we’re talking about the Exynos 5433 that’s powering some versions of the Samsung galaxy Note 4), Samsung has just announced a new version of its Application Processor – the Exynos 7 Octa, which, as the manufacturer puts it, “provides a 57% CPU performance increase from the previous generation Exynos, Exynos 5 Octa.”
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According to Samsung, the Exynos 7 Octa comes with Cortex-A57 and A53 Cores (presumably four of each) and implements the big.LITTLE HMP (Heterogeneous Multi Processing) architecture. Just like the Exynos 5 Octa, the 7 Octa is built using a 20nm manufacturing process.
It seems like Samsung has built the Exynos 7 Octa with high resolution displays (WQHD and WQXGA) in mind and promises that its new SoC will consume less power while managing such panels.
Other notable features:
- Advanced Multimedia Codec (MFC) allowing the user to output UHD videos to his TV
- Built-in dual Image Signal Processr (SIP) which allows the powered smartphone to simultaneously record hig resolution video or pictures using both the main and the front facing camera (16MP 30fps coupled with 5MP 30fps)
- Upgraded Mali T-760 GPU which, according to Samsung, should provide users with a 74% increase in graphics performance (the Exynos 5 Octa usese the same GPU but this is probably where the “upgraded” notion comes into play)
Well, that’s about all the info Samsung has shared about its new upcoming Exynos AP. From a technical point of view it looks eerily similar to what the Exynos 5 Octa bring to the table, but we’ll have to wait for the manufacturer to shed some more light on its SoC and maybe explain why the Exynos 7 Octa is allegedly that much more powerful than the 5 Octa, despite the really similar technical sheets.
What do you think? Interested? Intrigued?