Samsung might produce a separate Exynos 8870 chip to sell to other smartphone manufacturers
There’s new information circulating in the media at the moment, according to which Samsung is going to be producing a separate Exynos 8870 chipset which is meant to be sold to other handset manufacturers such as Meizu (a company that has a history of using Samsung’s latest Exynos chips in its handsets). This is probably a better processor than the one used in devices like the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy Note 5 (the Exynos 7420). While the Exynos 8870 is predicted to be a high-end chip, it’s estimated that it will have a lower clock speed than the Exynos 8890.
We could see the upcoming Meizu PRO 6 and the Meizu PRO 6 mini as the first devices to feature the Exynos 8870, and more companies are expected to join in on this deal. BlackBerry was also rumored to be testing an Exynos 7420 chip in their handsets about a month ago, and given that the company wants to continue its business in 2016 it’s likely that it will partner up with Samsung.
Considering that the Exynos 8870 is basically just a slightly downgraded version of the Exynos 8890 it should be extremely good and it could open the way for some fantastic devices with good battery life. This is going to give Qualcomm some serious competition and we can’t wait to see how well these chipsets perform.