With a score of 103,692, the Exynos 8890 has scored the highest marks for any mobile SoC recorded on AnTuTu, speaking volumes about its performance and potential. Huawei’s Kirin 950 chipset was the previous best with a score of 79,000.
Samsung has also mentioned that the Exynos 8890 will offer “30 per cent improvement in performance and 10 percent in power efficiency compared to the Exynos 7 Octa,” so the performance is not its only strong suit.
This chipset is all set to go into production sometime before the end of this year, so it’s safe to assume that manufacturing has already begun. This makes us hopeful of seeing the new chipset on the upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship, which is expected to be released by February 2016.
There has been talk of Samsung using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor for some variants of the smartphone, which could still be an option if the new chipset is in limited supply. But when its own home grown chipset is offering such performance, we don’t think the tech savvy fans would prefer a Qualcomm version of the handset over the Exynos 8890 model.
The Galaxy S7 is also expected to come with an expandable storage, so it seems like Samsung is learning from its mistakes.