Samsung teased a new Exynos processor yesterday which it’s going to unveil at the Mobile World Congress 2017 later this month. It’s very likely that this new chip will debut in some variants of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Some variants of the new flagship will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 as well, that much as already been confirmed. More purported details about Samsung’s Galaxy S8 processor have now surfaced online.
According to a report, Samsung’s new Exynos processor might be called the Exynos 9810. There’s also speculation that this chipset will be launched in two different variants. The Exynos 9810V is expected to feature an 18 core Mali-G71 graphics processor while the Exynos 9810M might have a 20 core Mali-G71 GPU.
Samsung’s new Exynos processor is reportedly going to feature Mongoose M2 CPU cores which will be the successor to the Exynos M1 CPU cores that Samsung used last year. It will be similar to the Snapdragon 835 in that the Exynos 9 series chipset will also be manufactured on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET technology.
That obviously doesn’t mean that both chipsets will offer similar performance, a judgment about that many only be formed once the processors are actually out in consumer devices. From the looks of it, the Galaxy S8 will be the first smartphone to feature both the Galaxy S8 from Qualcomm and the Exynos 9810 from Samsung.