Every year Samsung announces upgrades to their own Exynos-brand of SoCs and this year it looks like the Exynos 7 will be the latest chipset to be announced by the South Korean tech giant. The new Exynos 7 chipsets will be built using the 14nm process which according to Samsung, would make it more powerful and efficient over the 20nm built chips.
Samsung is boasting that compared to chipsets built using the 20nm process, the new Exynos 7 chipsets are said to be 20% more powerful and will reduce power consumption by as much as 35%. It will also incorporate three-dimensional FinFET structure on the transistors which apparently will help the Exynos 7 overcome performance scaling limitations usually found on 20nm built chips.
Samsung did not mention which handsets would be using their new Exynos 7 chipsets, but leaked specs from last month suggested that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 could use the Exynos 7420 chipset. There have also been reports that there are at least an additional two Exynos chipsets in the works, the Exynos 7890 and the Exynos 7650.
In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but with MWC 2015 kicking off in March and with Samsung planning an announcement of sorts, we guess we won’t have to wait too long to hear all the official details.