Samsung’s Next Home-Grown SoC Might Be Named Exynos 9810

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Feb 20, 2017
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The previous week saw Samsung teasing a new Exynos chipset that would apparently find its way in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, and perhaps the new Galaxy Note 8 as well. A new rumor present on professional networking website LinkedIn might give us more insight to the actual name of the Exynos chipset that’s going to be powering the next-generation lineup of phones from Samsung.

Exynos 9810 Name Popped up on a LinkedIn Profile of an Intern Hailing From Samsung

Interns should be more careful about what they post on their profiles because you never know when sensitive information can be leaked. According to the details of the profile, an intern belonging to Samsung’s R&D facility in Bangalore, India, the next chipset belonging to Samsung’s high-end chain could be named Exynos 9810. This is in line with the teaser image that you read about earlier, which stated the number ‘9’ on the poster.

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Like before, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are going to be running the Exynos 9810 along with the Snapdragon 835. One of the key upgrades we wish to see from Samsung’s high-end SoC is a powerful GPU. The Exynos 8890 was no pushover but its Mali-T880 being unable to deliver the necessary performance as opposed to Snapdragon 820’s Adreno 530 meant that ARM had to bring something with much more performance delivery. As it just happens, ARM’s Mali-G71 might be the upgrade that we all have waiting to see in smartphones.

The GPU present inside Exynos 9810 is said to be up to be 1.8 times as powerful as the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU present in the Galaxy S7. In addition, the new GPU takes advantage of ARM’s new Bifrost architecture, which claims to offer 4K and VR experiences. With Daydream expected to popularize, you will need powerful hardware to render such content and at UHD resolutions, it is going to be pushing mobile hardware to their boundaries.

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What sort of performance metrics are you expecting from the leaked Exynos 9810? Let me know down in the comments.


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