Samsung Galaxy S7 Premium Edition: 14 Core GPU and 4K Display?

This week has been a paramount one for the industry, as what will probably be two of the most important mobile chipsets of 2016 have been officially announced.

Of course, we’re talking about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 (although several of its features had already been publicized earlier, it was only at this week’s event that the SoC has been unveiled in all its glory) and Samsung’s Exynos 8890.

Speaking of Samsung’s recently announced chipset, according to a new rumor, another more powerful version will exist, a version that will power a special Galaxy S7 version.

Stay with us for more details.


As most of you probably know, the Exynos System-on-a-Chip comes with a 12 core Mali T880 GPU, which, at least as early leaked benchmarks are showing, is one mighty beast.

However, according to a leakster who seems to have a lot of in-depth info on next-gen mobile chipsets and Samsung’s plans, word on the street is that another version of the Exynos 8890 will exist, one coming with a 14 core Mali T880 GPU. Of course, we immediately went through ARM's website looking for some answers and here is what we found: “The Mali-T880 is scalable from one to sixteen cores…“. So, from a technical point of view an Exynos chipset with a 14 core Mali-T880 GPU is perfectly viable.

The report doesn’t stop here however as, allegedly, the aforementioned improved Exynos 8890 SoC will power some sort of “Premium” Samsung Galaxy S7 edition which will be exclusive to South Korea.

This particular S7 model will also reportedly feature a 4K display and a Sony-made dual-lens camera module.

Although this would be possible from a technical point of view, and Samsung has released, in the past, improved version of its flagships (remember the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime?), we’re not entirely sold on this rumor. If Samsung plans such versions of Galaxy S7 and Exynos 8890 some clues will undoubtedly surface shortly, so stay tuned. In the meantime check out our Samsung Galaxy S7 guide.