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Samsung Galaxy S7 could be powered by the Samsung Mongoose aka Exynos M1 SoCIBTimes UK

Samsung is said to be following an entirely new CPU architecture tentatively called Mongoose aka Exynos M1 in its newer Exynos processor. The company could incorporate the enhancement in its highly-rumoured Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone.

The strategy is reportedly to make the device work faster than Apple's iPhone 6s. The results of benchmark tests that have surfaced indicate that Samsung could have optimised its processor a tad more than Apple's latest smartphones.

The benchmarks, surfacing via Weibo China (spotted by BGR and SamMobile), from GeekBench tests indicate that Samsung's new Exynos chipset clocked at 2.3GHz notched up a score of 2,294 with respect to single-core (single-thread) tests. Multi-core tests yielded a whopping score of 6,908.

The scores are significant in comparison to GeekBench benchmark points secured by Apple's iPhone 6s (in recent tests). According to benchmark tests run by a user using the GeekBench App, the newer iPhone notched up 2,419 points in single-core and a score of 4,795 in multi-core tests.

Samsung's new Exynos (with M1 Mongoose architecture) was also reportedly put through newer GeekBench benchmark tests in the conventional power saving and ultra power saving modes, where the processor secured 1701, 4896 and 1100, 3209 points respectively. The Exynos M1 (Mongoose) is also believed by SamMobile to be the Exynos 8890 processor.

Recently, The Electronic Times of South Korea reported about Samsung releasing the Galaxy S7 in two editions incorporating both an Exynos as well as a Qualcomm processor under-the-hood. Various rumoured key technical specs of the purported Galaxy S7 have also surfaced.

Going by these, there could be provision to expand the smartphone's internal storage via an external MicroSD card. This is in contrast to Samsung's current Galaxy flagships the Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge/S6 Edge Plus, all of which do not feature expandable internal storage.