The next step in Xiaomi‘s development of their mobile and smartphone business will lie in its own mobile processors. Codenamed ‘Pinecone’, after Xiaomi’s subsidiary of the same name, the company has confirmed that the new chip will be announced in Beijing on the 28th of February 2017.
Maybe using a Deca-core (10) setup isn’t a good one after all. Or MediaTek just hasn’t got the recipe right yet. It seems that word has gotten out that the Helio X20 chipset is facing some issues and that’ll cause manufacturers to write them off and opt for a more reliable SoCs.
What else does the Korean tech conglomerate have to put on stage after almost every single detail of its upcoming flagships the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have already been leaked?
Dearly referred to as the “King of leakers” by the BBC, the notorious Evan Blass aka @evleaks has been the source of all things tech online. Be warned, this man is revered by tech journalist all over and he’s someone Samsung doesn’t want nosing around their business.
At it again, Mr Blass has released press renders of the two Galaxy S7 devices and we’re convinced that they’re real.
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Like we promised, more leaks have crept out from the sanctum that is Samsung HQ. A new image captured shows off specifications on the last three evolutions of the Galaxy S-line – including the upcoming Galaxy S7.
Announced today in South Korea, the new Exynos processor will be the first Samsung chipset with a CPU designed specifically for it. Built using 14nm FinFET processor technology, it’ll be an all-in-one chip; meaning to say that the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture CPU will be joined by a LTE Rel-12 Cat.12/13 modem.
When the Galaxy S6 was announced, it whooped other devices on Antutu benchmarks by a huge margin. With half of 2015 gone and there are newer flagships sporting Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor, the Galaxy S6 continues to reign supreme thanks to its 64-bit 14nm Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of LP-DDR4 RAM and a faster Universal Flash Storage.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have the best performance on benchmarks you can get right now. With its Exynos 7420 Octa-Core 64-bit processor that’s based on a 14nm process, it whoops Qualcomm which is struggling to douse the flames of its Snapdragon 810 overheating issues.
Now its upcoming Snapdragon 820 is set to fix all that and its early benchmark results reveals some optimistic numbers.
According to the benchmark, the SM-T815 which is likely the LTE model, is to have a 9.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and an aspect ratio of 4:3.
Samsung’s second gen Galaxy Tab S tablet is currently in the works, with the tablet to steal the crown of the thinnest by being even thinner than the Dell Venue 8 7000 who had previously stolen Apple’s iPad Air 2 ‘s throne. Measuring in at 5.4mm thin, it’s a whole lot skinnier than the iPad Air 2’s 6.1mm and the Venue 8 7000’s 6.0mm.
Samsung usually offers a couple of variants of its flagship models. It either comes with a mainstream Qualcomm Snapdragon unit or their in-house developed Exynos processor. According to a report by Bloomberg, Samsung is reported to have dropped plans of putting a Qualcomm processor in their upcoming Galaxy S6 that’s due in the next few months. The reason? Heat issues with the new Snapdragon 810 processor.
Apparently the new Qualcomm top of the line processor had overheated during Samsung’s tests, which prompts them to stick to their very own in house solution. From a business point of view, it also makes more sense for Samsung to support its own semi-conductor business instead of going to third parties like Qualcomm. The decision would affect Qualcomm negatively as Samsung is their 2nd biggest customer, contributing 12% of its total sales. In Malaysia, Samsung has already showed preference for its Exynos variants when it introduced its Galaxy Tab S and most recently its Galaxy Note 4.