Just before the unveiling of the Galaxy S6 on March 1, Samsung today announced its new Exynos 7 processor. The Samsung Exynos 7 is based on the 14nm FinFET process, and according to Samsung it is able to achieve the highest levels of efficiency, performance and productivity. Compared to the company's existing 20nm process technology, 14nm FinFET is said to enable up to 20 percent higher speeds and 35 percent less power consumption.
As usual, Samsung did not mention which handsets would be using their new Exynos 7 chipsets. There have been reports that there additional two Exynos chipsets in the works, the Exynos 7890 and the Exynos 7650, notes UberGizmo.
"Samsung's advanced 14nm FinFET process technology is undoubtedly the most advanced logic process technology in the industry," said Gabsoo Han, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, System LSI Business, Samsung Electronics. "We expect the production of our 14nm mobile application processor to positively impact the growth of the mobile industry by enabling further performance improvements for cutting-edge smartphones."
Samsung will be likely to use its latest Exynos 7 processor to power the upcoming Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Samsung says the technology will be used in additional products later in 2015.
If we pressume that it'll be powered by an Exynos chip, nearly all the Galaxy S6's specs were leaked online when it was spotted being benchmarked on the AnTuTu app in China. According to the latest rumours, this very version will have a 64-bit octa-core Exynos processor with an ARM Mail-T760 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It will also have at least 32GB of storage and will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop.