Samsung prepping 10nm chipset based on ARM’s Ananke Cores

Samsung logoSamsung showed us that its in-house chipsets are pretty reputable when it decided to base all its Galaxy S6 line on the Exynos 7420 platform. Well, currently, the Korean tech giant is working on a successor which will probably be implemented in the upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship.

But according to word on the street, the device maker is also working to produce a new chipset aimed at the budget-friendly market. The news comes to us via a G for Games report which reveals that the new silicon will be based on ARM’s Ananke cores.

According to the source, the chipset will become available for sampling next year and will possibly make it into devices towards the middle of 2016. Sometime ago, a leaked roadmap revealed that ARM was planning to unveil a total of five CPU cores covering all market ranges in the upcoming months.

All their names are inspired from Greek mythology. One of them in particular is of interest here, the one that will replace part of the A53 and 32-bit A17 segment and is known as “Ananke.” The Ananke core has been designed for the entry to mid-range market and is based on the big.LITTLE architecture.

Samsung сделает 10-нм процессор c ядрами ARM Ananke

Apart from that, the latest rumor indicates that Samsung’s upcoming SoC will come equipped with Ananke cores build on the 10nm process. This means that, in theory, the chipset should have lower energy requirements (compared to A53 cores) and be able to deliver increased performance.

The same source reveals some information related to ARM and how the company is already planning a successor for the unreleased Ananke, which is codenamed Aura. The core should be ready for release sometime in 2017.

Samsung is seemingly looking to extend its Exynos portfolio in order to cover more territories. It’s likely that we’ll actually end up seeing third-party OEMs pick up Exynos chips and implement them in their own devices in the near future.

And by catering to the low-end, middle-end and high-end markets, Samsung has more chances of selling chips and becoming a bigger presence in the industry.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: 10 nm, ARM, CPUs, Samsung

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
 
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
 
 
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
 
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
 
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
 
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
 
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)