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Samsung officially unveils Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chipset, likely headed for Galaxy S7

Hot on the heels of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 unveiling, Samsung has revealed their own next-gen chipset that is likely to be inside most of their 2016 flagship products. It’s the Exynos 8 Octa 8890, a 64-bit Octa-Core chipset that has all the juice you’d expect from a Samsung kit.

It’s built on a 14nm FinFET process, and is the first single-chip Exynos that combines their custom ARMv8-based CPU with an LTE Category 12/13 modem. Samsung didn’t go into extreme detail about the custom CPU cores, but they suggest it’s 30% faster and 10% more efficient than the Exynos 7. The custom cores will make up the high-end part of the chipset, and ARM’s Cortex-A53 will be used on the lower end. It’ll also sport Mali-T880 graphics which should be able to rival the top-line option from Qualocmm’s lineup quite easily.

Samsung says mass production for the chip will begin by the end of this year, and it’s possible that they’ll be ready to go in time for the Samsung Galaxy S7, which we’re hearing could launch as soon as February or March 2016.