Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series handsets normally come in multiple variants with some being powered by a Qualcomm processor and others running on a Samsung Exynos chip. That’s how it’s likely going to be for the Galaxy S8 as well. While we know that it’s going to opt for the Snapdragon 835, some more details about the Galaxy S8’s Exynos 8895 processor have surfaced out of China today.
The report out of China claims that there will be two variants of the Galaxy S8 Exynos chip, the Exynos 8895M and Exynos 8895V. Both are said to be manufactured on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET technology. They are said to use a combination of four Exynos M2 CPU cores clocked at 2.5 GHz or 2.3 GHz based on the variant and four Cortex A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.7 GHz.
It’s also claimed that Samsung is going to use ARM’s latest Mali-G71 graphics processor with this chipset. The Exynos 8895M is said to feature a 20-core GPU while the 8895V may feature an 18-core GPU. Both are said to be compatible with UFS 2.1 storage, Cat.16 LTE modem, and LP-DDR4x RAM.
Samsung is expected to launch a third variant of the Exynos 8895 in the third quarter of next year. It may come with the newer Shannon 359 modem which may have compatibility with CDMA networks.
None of this has been officially confirmed so, as always, take this information with a dose of salt.