Samsung develops Exynos 8870 SoC for third-party handsets

Samsung develops Exynos 8870 SoC for third-party handsets
Samsung develops Exynos 8870 SoC for third-party handsets
The Exynos 8870 should be making its way to the Meizu Pro 6 smartphone and perform just slightly behind the Exynos 8890.

As reported on, Samsung will bring the specially made Exynos 8870 SoC for use on smartphones outside of Samsung's offerings. The chip has been designed to be just slightly slower than the flagship Exynos 8890, which is expected to power the next generation of Galaxy S smartphones. While official specifications and performance numbers are unknown, the Exynos 8870 should at least rival the upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC from Qualcomm.

In an overview of the new high-end SoCs from, the GFXBench database was used to rank the current crop of flagship smartphone processors. The Red graph shows FPS while the Green graph shows final GFXBench scores separated by single-threaded (opaque) and multi-threaded (translucent) bars.

The popular Apple A9 leads the charge in single-core processing power followed by the upcoming Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 with the Adreno 530 and Mali-T880 GPUs, respectively. Multi-core performance goes to the Exynos 8890 followed by the MediaTek Helio X20 and Huawei Kirin 950. The performance gaps between the Snapdragon 810 and its Snapdragon 820 successor and the Exynos SoCs are quite significant, so smartphones of 2016 should prove to be even more powerful than before.



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Andreas Müller/ Allen Ngo, 2015-12-30 (Update: 2015-12-30)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.