Samsung to mass produce Exynos 8890 for Galaxy S7 in December?

We’ve been hearing a lot of rumours about the yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy S7 in the past few weeks. We already know thanks to previous reports that the Korean tech giant’s upcoming flagship could rock Samsung’s new high-end CPU – the Exynos 8890. Now we’re hearing that Samsung is getting ready to mass produce the chipset in December, getting ready for the S7’s release in the first quarter of 2016.

Samsung getting ready to mass produce the Exynos 8890?


The new rumour comes to us courtesy of Business Korea. According to the report, Samsung is getting ready to mass produce the Exynos 8890 in December. Of course, there’s no way for us to confirm if Samsung is planning to mass produce the said SoC that early, but it does make sense for Samsung to mass produce the new processor in December if it plans to lift the lid on the device early next year, specifically in January. Samsung is rumoured to be planning to launch its new flagship in February.

Here’s what we’ve learned so far:

According to a recent report, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be available in a flat version (regular 5.2-inch S7), a curved version (S7 Edge), and a larger version of the S7 Edge (5.7-inch S7 Edge Plus), which will all be launched in February. Past reports are claiming that the S7 will rock a high-end digital-to-analog converter (DAC) – the ESS SABRE 9018AQ2M. Going back even further, reports have claimed that Samsung is testing a frame made out of magnesium alloy that will make the smartphone lighter yet stronger. We’ve also learned that Samsung is planning to equip different processors for the S7, depending on the market. Europe is said to get the version with the Exynos 8890 SoC under the hood. The US and China is said to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, while the Indian version is said to rock the Exynos 7422, which is the same CPU found under the hood of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Past reports also claim that the S7 will rock a thinner 20-megapixel ISOCELL sensor, a USB Type-C connector, and a Force Touch screen.

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