Samsung has made huge strides with its Exynos chipsets for smartphones and tablets. The company had enough trust in its Exynos 7420 chipset so as to completely remove Qualcomm from its flagship smartphone duo. Now, a brand new Exynos chipset has surfaced online, and no, it’s not inside an unannounced Samsung device.
The new chipset dubbed Exynos 7580 has surfaced through GFXBench in what appears to be a phablet from TCL. As per the information available on the benchmark maker’s website, the chipset has eight ARMv8 CPU cores clocked at 1.6GHz and a Mali-T720 GPU. We think that it’s a mid-range chipset with ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores that might compete with the likes of Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 and MediaTek MT675x series.
The TCL P650M that uses the new Exynos chipset features a 5.6-inch 1080p display, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 13-megapixel primary camera with 1080p video recording, and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The new chipset might be a replacement for the Exynos 5260 processor that was used in the Galaxy Note 3 Neo.
Till now, Exynos chipsets were mostly used in devices from Samsung and Meizu, but looks like more smartphone OEMs are interested in Samsung’s mobile processing solutions, especially after what Samsung achieved with the Galaxy S6 duo, defeating its competitors in terms of performance.