In what could be taken as a hint for early release of the much-hyped Samsung Galaxy S7, a new report has claimed that mass production of processor that will power the flagship smartphone has begun, hinting an early launch.

It was earlier reported that mass production of the Exynos 8890 processor could start in December but latest report by ETNews (via GforGames) has claimed that production of the processor that will power the Samsung Galaxy S7 has already begun. 

The report went on to claim that the "SoC is apparently built using 14nm FinFET technology, and interestingly enough it is said to include its own Cat.12 modem," which means the device can download at a speed of 600mbps.

Samsung released the Galaxy S6 in March this year but it is expected to unveil its successor as early as January 2016 before the current flagship device completes a year cycle in the market.

According to reports that have surfaced so far, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come in two variants, one to be powered by Samsung Exynos 8890 processor clocking at 2.4GHz, and the other by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset.

The next-generation device is also expected to sport a QHD display with 2560x1440 pixels, run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, come packed with 64GB inbuilt memory and 4 GB RAM, house 23 MP main camera and 5 MP front snapper.

It is also reported that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature an advanced version of 3D Touch and USC Type-C port but nothing is confirmed as of now with the South Korean electronics giant choosing to maintain silence on the device.