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Exynos 8890 enters mass production, January unveil for the Galaxy S7 likely


n spite of the expectations that the Exynos 8890 chip will hit mass production in December, the latest rumor from South Korea suggests Samsung has already begun making its next greatest chip.

If true, Samsung would have the opportunity to ship the Galaxy S7 in February, following an official unveil in January. The company is certainly going to rely on a Snapdragon 820 variant as well, in addition to a rumored Exynos 7422, originally thought to star in the Note5.

According to another piece of online gossip, Samsung will ship as many Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7 smartphones as it will Snapdragon 820 ones. Previously, the company preferred its in-house chipset solution to Qualcomm’s due to Snapdragon 810’s overheating issues.

As you might already know, the Exynos 8890, also known by its codenames M1 or Mongoose, is going to be the first Samsung-made one to feature custom CPU cores.