Samsung Electronics added the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 to its Exynos family of application processors.
The company said the new offering is its second premium application processor built on 14nm FinFET process technology.
Unlike the previous Exynos 7 Octa 7420, the Exynos 8 Octa is an integrated one-chip solution that features the company’s first custom designed CPU based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture and the latest LTE Rel.12 Cat.12/13 modem.
The company claimed that this brings a new level of performance to Samsung’s Exynos processor premium line-up for mobile applications.
“The Exynos 8 Octa is a leading-edge application processor for next-generation mobile devices that incorporates Samsung’s mobile technology leadership in CPU, ISP, and modem as well as process technology,” said Kyushik Hong, Vice President of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics.
The Exynos 8 Octa is Samsung’s first application processor to include the company’s initial premium custom CPU cores based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture.
This chip also supports enhanced heterogeneous multi-processing for efficient usage of the eight cores, four custom and four ARM Cortex-A53, to deliver the highest performance and power efficiency in its class.
Samsung plans to begin mass production of the Exynos 8 Octa in late 2015.