Samsung Exynos 8 Processor Includes LTE Modem
Samsung today introduced the Exynos 8 Octa processor, a system-on-a-chip that is the first from Samsung to also feature a Category 12/13 LTE modem. The chip is made with Samsung's 14nm process. The Exynos 8 Octa supports four custom cores Samsung designed based on ARM's v8 architecture, which are paired with four Cortex A53 cores. The Exynos 8 is 30% faster and 10% more power efficient than the older Exynos 7 CPU, and supports wireless download speeds up to 600Mbps. Samsung paired the Exynos 8 with ARM's Mali-T880 GPU to power 3D gaming and virtual reality. Samsung says the SoC delivers rich multimedia experiences. The Exynos 8 Octa is intended for mid- to high-end smartphones. Samsung expects to ship it in volume by the end of the year. Samsung used its Exynos processors — rather than Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips — in the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5.
Samsung Reveals Exynos 7870 for Mid-Range Phones
Samsung today announced the Exynos 7 Octa 7870, a new mobile processor that targets mid-level handsets. The 7870 is manufactured using Samsung's 14nm FinFET process and consumes 30% less power than the previous generation 7xxx chip.
Samsung's Exynos 9 Chip Uses 10nm Process, Boasts Gigabit Modem
Samsung today announced the Exynos 9 Series 8895 application processor for premium mobile devices. The chip relies on Samsung's 10nm FinFET process with 3D transistors.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
Samsung Says Its Modem First to Support 6 Carrier Aggregation
Samsung has breached 1.2 Gbps downloads with its latest LTE modem. The new radio is intended for Samsung's next-generation Exynos mobile processor and is the first to support six carrier aggregation (6CA), according to the company.
Huawei Takes Aim at Snapdragon 810 with Kirin 950
Huawei today announced the Kirin 950 chipset for phones, which is designed to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipsets in higher-end phones. Huawei claims that the 950 is 25% faster and 44% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's current flagship chip.