Samsung Exynos news: tech giant to rival Snapdragon 820 with new Exynos SoCs: Exynos 7880, Exynos 7650

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Samsung may very well be slowly sliding off its Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset dependency, as latest reports suggest that the South Korean tech giant is set to unveil two new in-house Exynos chipsets that will be utilized for upcoming Galaxy smartphones starting next year.

According to a report by Sam Mobile, Samsung is preparing two new chipsets for their upcoming smartphones for the year 2016, namely the Exynos 7880 and the Exynos 7650.

The 64-bit Exynos 7880 is said to be used for mid-ranger to premium galaxy smartphones. It has a big.LITTLE configuration build with a 1.8GHz ARMv8A Cortex-A72 and 1.3GHz ARMv8 Cortex-A52 CPUs of yet unknown core value. This comes with an ARM Mali-T860MP4 GPU.

The Exynos 7650, meanwhile, is a 28nm 64-bit chipset with a 1.7GHz ARMv8A Cortex A-72 and 1.3GHz ARMv8 Cortex-A53 CPUs of yet unknown core values, in a big.LITTLE configuration. An ARM Mali-T860MP3 GPU powers the graphics.

The Exynos 7650 is also expected to come next year and may be used for the company’s mid-range smartphones. While expected to be not as powerful as the upcoming Snapdragon 820, the two new chipsets are expected to be Samsung’s way of having the entire Galaxy line of devices running under their very own Exynos chipsets. Currently, most of Samsung’s mid-range smartphones are running under Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset.

As per a previous report by G For Games, AnTuTu benchmark results were spotted for a Samsung smartphone with the codename “Lucky” running under Qualcomm’s latest and as yet unreleased Snapdragon 820 chipset. Worth noting is that the Samsung Galaxy S7 was previously rumored to be in the testing stage for both the Snapdragon 820, and Samsung’s very own Exynos chipset.

Additionally, a Geekbench benchmark result shows an unidentified Samsung smartphone which also has the codename of Samsung “Lucky”. The benchmark results showed that the Samsung “Lucky” will be powered by a powerful custom ARM octa-core Exynos chip, possibly the Exynos M1. This unidentified smartphone was speculated to be an early version of the Samsung Galaxy S7.