When 2016 comes, Samsung's Exynos 7650 and 7800 will come sweeping up folks. It seems that the days of sluggish mid-range smartphones are coming to an end.
Samsung has been working on new chipsets for its mid-range smartphones for some time now. With this development, it seems that all Samsung phones will eventually sport an Exynos chipset, which means that Qualcomm's Snapdragon will soon be out of the picture as far as the South Korean tech firm is concerned.
Between the two upcoming chipsets built on a 28nm range, it seems that the Exynos 7800 is more advanced, and it's a 64-bit chip with 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 core and a 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 with a big.LITTLE pairing as well as an ARM Mali-T860MP4 GPU to boot. On the other hand, the Exynos 7650 is similar to the Exynos 7800, but it's fitted with a 1.7 GHz Cortex-A72 core and a 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 with a big.LITTLE configuration and an ARM Mali-T860MP3 instead.
These next-generation processors are considerably better, as the big.LITTLE configurations allow them to dynamically adjust depending on the tasks running on the smartphone. For example, if the user runs games, demanding apps or HD videos, they will use the higher-clocked chips, and if the user runs light apps or goes idle, then the lower-clocked chips will kick into gear. With this power-saving feature, the smartphone will last significantly longer.
"Being able to enjoy some great features for as long as you need it for is also very vital and this is always at the forefront of what Exynos is about," Samsung said.
It's believed that the upcoming Galaxy A series will be the home of one of the processors, as Samsung intends to fit its midrange phones for 2016 with either an Exynos 7650 or Exynos 7800.
It seems that Qualcomm may be losing a big market with the way Samsung is going, and it will certainly be interesting to see how next-generation Snapdragons will fare against the Exynos chipsets. We'll just have to wait for 2016 and see how things go then.
Here we get to see a report from Korea courtesy of Weibo.