Samsung has announced a new octa-core Exynos processor that’s a perfect match for the Galaxy S6. Numerous reports have stated that Samsung will pass on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor due to overheating issues. Qualcomm has publicly stated that while initial units ran into problems, the overheating has been completely resolved and the Snapdragon 810 will continue to be used in devices like the LG G Flex 2.
Samsung has its own line of Exynos processors that it plans to utilize in the upcoming Galaxy S6. The specific processor is unknown, but Samsung just announced a new Exynos processor that seems like an obvious choice. The Exynos 7 processor is manufactured on a 14nm process. The processor has eight cores and Samsung says that it is designed for next-generation flagships (hint, hint).
The Exynos 7 will offer significant benefits over Samsung’s current top-tier Exynos processor. Performance has seen a 20 percent improvement and productivity gain has increased by 30 percent. One of the most important facets is that the Exynos 7 offers a reduction in power consumption by 35 percent, allowing for longer battery life.
While Samsung’s hasn’t specifically stated that the Exynos 7 will be used in the Galaxy S6, the sheer power of the processor combined with the wording of the statement make it a likely choice. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be unveiled on March 1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.