Samsung’s Social Media Teases the Power of Its Exynos SoC – Expected to Power Galaxy S8

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Feb 17, 2017
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Like previous flagship devices, Samsung’s phones will come equipped with Exynos chipsets even though the news going around is dancing to the tune of Snapdragon 835, which is the world’s first 10nm FinFET chipset for smartphones. We don’t know when the company plans to announce its high-end Exynos chip for phones and tablets, but it looks like the teaser introduced by the company means that we could be seeing an announcement very soon.

The Next Exynos Chipset Could Start With the Designation Letter ‘9’ Instead of ‘8’

Previous rumors and leaks have suggested that the next Exynos chipset that’s going to be present inside the Galaxy S8 is going to be called the Exynos 8895. In fact, our previous specification leak detailed the presence of two next-gen Exynos chipsets, who’s names have been listed below:

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  • Exynos 8895M
  • Exynos 8895V

The Exynos 8895M is expected to be the chipset that’s going to be running on the Galaxy S8, although the tagline in the image below suggests that the name might be different than what were we being led to believe. Samsung’s Exynos SoC will be running the company’s own developed cores coupled with low-power processing cores that will handle low-end tasks. It can be assumed that both of the aforementioned SoCs will be running ARM’s latest and greatest mobile GPU, the Mali-G71.

The new GPU is said to be up to 1.8 times as powerful as the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU used in the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7. There have been other rumors suggesting that the GPU is going to me more powerful than the one running inside Snapdragon 835. We’ve all seen the prowess of Adreno 530 present in Snapdragon 820, so hearing something that ARM’s GPU is going to overtake the GPU of Snapdragon 835 is something completely foreign to me.

The second chipset model is expected to have a processor running at a higher frequency, and we’re assuming that it will be present in the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. Though we’re still not sure what the actual model name of the chip is going to be, the teaser might indicate that it could start with the number ‘9’ instead of the number ‘8’. What are your thoughts regarding Samsung’s latest teaser? Let us know your thoughts right away.

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