South Korean telecommunications giant Samsung, has kicked off the production of the first ever system-on chips based on a 14 nanometer process. These Exynos 7 Octa chipsets, on a 14nm FinFET process technology, flies 20 percent higher in speed and 35 percent less in power consumption when compared to the company’s existing 20nm processors.
Due to Samsung’s high tech engineering in mobile processors, arch-rivals Apple hire the company’s manpower in producing chipsets in iPhones. But on the contrary, Samsung usually leaves out its Exynos chipset as a second option processor and instead uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon when producing its own flagship phones. However, this year, the Samsung Galaxy S6, the company’s next flagship, is expected to use an Exynos chipset.
Following the mass production of Samsung’s latest 14nm Exynos 7 Octa chipset, the Samsung Galaxy S6, expected to break cover on March 1 at a pre-MWC event in Barcelona, will likely debut with the processor under its hood.