Samsung is rumored to be working on Exynos 8870, a cheaper variant of its Exynos 8 Octa 8890 14nm processor with custom CPU cores and Mali–T880 MP12 GPU. According a weibo user this processor will use the same custom designed CPU cores based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture, but the maximum clock speed will be slightly reduced compared to the 8890.
The user also said that the upcoming Exynos processor might be exclusive for other OEMs such as Meizu. According to a report from Chinese website mydrivers, Meizu’s upcoming PRO 6 smartphone is expected to be powered by this processor. Meizu had been using Exynos processors on their smartphones for quite sometime. Their latest PRO 5 smartphone is powered by Samsung Exynos 7420 processor that powers the Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone.
A variant of the Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7 is expected to be powered by the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor. Since the Galaxy S7 is expected to be announced at the MWC at the end of February 2016, the Exynos 8870-powered Meizu PRO 6 smartphone might be announced after that.