The mobile SoC race has finally started to get interesting. Just a while back we saw some alleged iPhone 7 benchmarks surface. By the looks of things, the Apple A10 should push mobile processing to the next level. Cupertino generally takes it easy when it comes to core frequencies. The A10 however just might change that. It might come with frequencies of 2.6Ghz, which when couypled with 3GB of RAM will make the iPhone 7 quite a powerhouse indeed. Today, we've got some more information about the Exynos 8895.
Samsung's Exynos 8895 Reported To Achieve Frequencies Of Up To 4Ghz; Could Open Next Era Of Mobile Processing
Mobile hardware is seeing a slow year in 2016. Manufacturers will make the jump to 10nm next year, which should mark true increases in performance and efficiency. So far, we've heard about two processors that will be making this jump. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 and Samsung's Exynos 8895 should come with impressive upgrades on board.
To that end, today's news about the Exynos 8895 paints a very bright picture for the processor. Some sources from the East have started to speak up on the processor. According to them, the Exynos 8895 just might be the highest clocked processor of 2017. It'll be able to reach speeds of up to 4Ghz according to today's information. This is impressive on all accounts, and if Samsung manages to control power and heating issues, then the Exynos 8895 will be at the top of mobile processors next year.
While the transition to 10nm will come with its fair share of difficulties, Samsung possesses the resources to pull it off. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 830 has also seen several leaks so far. It's rumored to cross the 3Ghz threshold as well. But we haven't seen anything near 4Ghz surface for the processor. The US chipmaking giant should see a tough year ahead if Samsung really does manage to pull off 4Ghz. Still, the majority of devices in the country ship with the Snapdragon, so overall impact on revenues can only be judged once both of them see the light of day.
After a brief lull, it's safe to say that matters have finally started to pick up pace for mobile processors. It's all been about features lately, so a move towards core performance has been long overdue. The launch of the Galaxy Note 7 with Iris scanning manged to turn quite a few heads as well. We're more interested in the Snapdragon 821 and whether the chip will make it on any devices this year. Maybe the Nexus S1 and the Nexus M1 will be the lucky ones. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.