Meizu has confirmed that the invite for the event on the 10th of August is for a new line of high end smart phones with the first one expected to launch with a Samsung Exynos 8890 processor. The new E Series is going to be entirely different from all the other lines and is expected to be aimed at the high-end.
The use of an Exynos processor shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the fact that Meizu and Qualcomm are currently not best of friends at the moment. Qualcomm filed a lawsuit against Meizu about a month ago with the former demanding for 520 million Yuan in damages for the infringement.
The Exynos 8890 SoC is a 64-bit ARMv8 octa-core processor based on the big.LITTLE architecture. It uses a custom Samsung CPU (Exynos M1 ”Mongoose” clocked at 2.3GHZ in combination with 4 cortex A-53 cores at 1.56GHz for low power consumption. The chip is built using the 2nd generation 14nm FinFET process, offering an increase in performance and better power efficiency.
The SoC also uses a Category 12/13 modem that supports downlink speeds of up to 600Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 150Mbps and FDD-TDD joint carrier aggregation for more flexible network usage.
Exynos 8890 vs Snapdragon 820
A CPU comparison of the Samsung Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 processor shows the SD 820 scoring 2320 for the single-core test against the Exynos 8890’s 2200. For the multi-core test, Samsung’s chip scores over 6500 against the SD 820’s 5369 indicating that the Exynos processor has enhanced multi-tasking and better utilization of the 8 cores.
Are you excited about the other features Meizu’s new E Series is going to bring? We are too, so make sure you check back for more info. [source]