The Galaxy S7 is still a few months away from launch, but Samsung may already be producing some of the flagship phone’s hardware. A new report out of Korea claims manufacturing has already kicked off for the company’s fastest processor yet.
The Exynos 8890, also known as the Exynos M1, is set to pack Samsung’s first custom core. That should mean a faster and more stable experience. It could also make the Galaxy S7 the company’s most integrated smartphone yet, though Samsung still relies on Google for its Android operating system.
Rumor has it the new Exynos chip will only show up in Korean and European versions of the Galaxy S7. The U.S. and China will reportedly get a Snapdragon 820-powered handset, while Indian shoppers may be stuck with an older Exynos 7 series chip.
The Galaxy S7 is also expected to feature a tougher metal design, an upgraded camera with Pro mode and RAW support and USB-C. It may even come in two different size options and pack a curved display.
Of course, we won’t know for sure until the Galaxy S7 is officially unveiled next year, but as production begins to pick up we should see even more information leak out.