Samsung has confirmed to Polygon that the next version of its flagship smartphone will be powered by a new version of the company’s super-efficient mobile processor, known as the Exynos 7420.
The Galaxy S7, due in March, is the first to use the 7420 chip, which Samsung announced in December.
Samsung has been teasing the Galaxy S8 for months now, with its rumored Snapdragon 835 processor and the company recently confirmed that it’s working on the Exymos 7560 SoC.
The Exynous 7420 is a 64-bit processor that uses an ARMv8 architecture, which is the same chip that powers Samsung’s current Exyno-65 processors.
That means that the 7418, 7420, and 7430 chipsets, along with the Exypus 7560 and Exymus 7570, all run at up to 1.4GHz, and have a core clock speed of 1.6GHz.
The Exynus 7420 has a clock speed that’s faster than the Cortex-A53 and the Exy’s A73, while the Exys 7560 has a faster clock speed than the ExYNOS 7420 and the Snapdragon 821.
While the 7410 is a lower-power chip, Samsung says that it still has room to improve the performance of the 7430 and 7420 chipsets.
The 7420 can handle higher-end devices, such as the Galaxy Note 7, while Samsung says the 7450 will work on all Galaxy S series smartphones.
The 7420 supports the latest Intel chips, which means that it will be able to handle future mobile processors, such that the Snapdragon 820 will be compatible with it, but Samsung has not revealed any details about what kind of chip it will use.
The Snapdragon 820, the world’s first chip to use Intel’s next-generation Core microarchitecture, is set to arrive in the second half of the year.
The S6 is expected to feature a 4K display, the same panel used on the iPhone 6S Plus and Galaxy S 6.
Samsung says its display will also have an integrated AMOLED screen, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the company has said, will also feature a AMOLed screen.
Samsung’s Exynostar 7620 processor will power the new Galaxy S devices, which will also include a quad-core version of Samsung’s next chip, the Exa-P100, according to Samsung.
Samsung has not yet announced pricing or a release date for the Galaxy 8, but its new phones will be available in June for $549, which may be a little steep considering the Galaxy X and X+ smartphones that have been available at launch.