Samsung Introducing Exynos 8 Octa


Samsung has officially revealed its latest and greatest SoC (system on a chip), as well as the latest member joining the Exynos family, the Exynos 8 Octa, delivering a successors to this year's powerful Exynos 7 Octa (7420) found on its latest Galaxy flagships, that offers "the highest performance and power efficiency in its class".

The Exynos 8 Octa is manufactured on the 14nm FinFET process and features a custom designed Octa-core processor that is based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture, which includes four custom cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, ARM’s latest Mali–T880 GPU, the latest latest LTE modem with both Cat12/13 support, as well as support for both 4K (4096x2160) and WQUXGA (3840x2400) display resolution.
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The Exynos 8 comes in an integrated one-chip solution that combine the application processor and modern, enhanced heterogeneous multiprocessing for efficient usage of the eight cores, and promises to deliver over 30% improvement in performance and 10% in power efficiency compared to the Exynos 7.

According to Dr. Kyushik Hong, Vice President of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics "The Exynos 8 Octa is a leading-edge application processor for next-generation mobile devices that incorporates Samsung’s mobile technology leadership in CPU, ISP, and modem as well as process technology," He continued "With our custom designed CPU core and the industry’s most advanced LTE modem, consumers using mobile devices with the Exynos 8 Octa will experience a new level of mobile computing".

The Samsung Exynos 8 Octa is scheduled to begin mass production in late 2015, while the first Exynos 8-powered smartphone to be revealed early next year is expected to be the Galaxy S7.