The Galaxy S7 is one of next year’s most-anticipated smartphones, so naturally the rumors are flying. A new Twitter tipster has offered up several supposed details about Samsung’s next phone. Of course because this tipster is new, there’s no track record to go by, but let’s take a look at what they had to say.
Galaxy S7 chip expected to by Exynos 8890
Here’s a look at the very “informative” tweet (if any of these details end up being correct):
galaxy s7 – Exynos 8890 ( 2.2 Ghz / 1.5Ghz ), 5.2inch QHD, new color
— S_leak (@sleaknow) November 10, 2015
The Exynos 8890 chipset is expected to be Samsung’s most powerful chip yet. Phone Arena reports that the chip is already in production, which would put it ahead of schedule as it was previously expected to go into production in December. Incidentally, Twitter user S_Leak isn’t the first to mention this particular chipset, so it’s possible that we really will see it in the Galaxy S7 early next year.
The tipster claims the octa-core, 64-bit Exynos 8890 will be able to reach a 2.2GHz frequency. Rumors suggest the tip will run on custom ARMv8 cores, according to Phone Arena, and be built on a 14-nanometer manufacturing process. Samsung is still working on a 10-nanometer process, so we can practically guarantee that we won’t see any 10-nanometer chips from the company any time soon.
It’s believed that the Galaxy S7 will come in two iterations: one with the Exynos chip and a second with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 chip.
Other possible details for the Galaxy S7
Samsung may also bump up the screen size of the Galaxy S7 by 0.1 inch, making it 5.2 inches in size, although the screen resolution might hold steady at 1440 x 2560.
It’s also possible that Samsung might spice things up a bit with a new color offering, as suggested by the embedded tweet above.