Samsung has announced their latest SOC, which is Exynos 7. The chip is based on ARM cores with 64-bit architecture ARMv8. This is the same solution which has been implemented in the South Korean giant processors. The Samsung Exynos 7 features 4 ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores and 4 low-power ARM Cortex-A53 cores.
Samsung launches Exynos 7 Octa: 8-core, 64-bit CPU
The new chip uses a 20nm process and features ARM Mali T-760 graphics, supports screen resolutions up to 2560 by 1600 pixels, hardware-accelerated H.265 (HEVC) and broadcast video in Ultra HD to an external screen. Furthermore, in decision block fit two ISP (Image Signal Processor), which allows simultaneous processing of data from the two cameras.
On the whole, Samsung promises that the Exynos 7 Octa will be 57% faster than its predecessor in the face of Exynos 5 Octa. In terms of Graphics Performance it would be around 74% faster (the Exynos 5 Octa usese the same GPU, but this is probably where the “upgraded” notion comes into play). Samsung does not specify that, when the processor will be used in the devices.