An Android smartphone has surfaced in the database of benchmark Geekbench with supposedly a soc with Samsung’s own Mongoose core. The device is codenamed Lucky-lte and the soc has eight processor cores at 1.4GHz.
The benchmark appeared in Geekbench’s database on Wednesday, notes GforGames. The benchmark mentions an ‘ARM implementer 83’. The ‘ARM implementer’ has to do with the microarchitecture. For example, ‘ARM implementer 65’ stands for Cortex A53. The name listed is Exynos M1, a code name more often associated with the Mongoose core soc.
The prototype mentions as the type number for the motherboard ‘universal8890’, which makes it obvious that the soc will be called Exynos 8890. Samsung is currently numbering with Exynos 7420. The clock speed of the eight cores is 1.4GHz, while the prototype has a working memory of 4GB.
There have been rumors for much longer that Samsung wants to exchange the Cortex cores for its own design with its socs. The South Korean manufacturer is also said to be working on its own GPU. When Samsung releases the soc, it will be one of the few manufacturers with a custom core. In addition to ARM’s Cortex designs, Apple has Cyclone and Qualcomm Krait, and in 2016 with the Snapdragon 820, the Kryo cores.