Samsung teases Exynos 9 series chipset, could be the one powering the Galaxy S8

The rumor mill has it that the Galaxy S8 could be the exclusive device to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 for some time after Qualcomm’s chip becomes available to manufacturers, but we expect Samsung to use its Exynos chipset for most markets as it has done for the last two years. The Exynos 8895 has been expected to be the chip that will succeed the Exynos 8890 that powers the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7, but it looks like Samsung will be releasing the SoC as the Exynos 9 series.

Samsung Exynos’ Twitter account is teasing its next chipset with the tagline “Discover cloud 9 with Exynos”, suggesting the upcoming chip could be part of the Exynos 9 series. Like the Snapdragon 835, this chip should be manufactured using Samsung’s 10 nm process, although other specs are currently unknown. If we go by information available for the Exynos 8895, the Exynos 9 SoC could have the Mali-G71 GPU, which offers benefits in 4K and virtual reality content. When it comes to performance, the Exynos 9 chipset should match or surpass the Snapdragon 835 while generating less heat at the same frequencies.

Of course, nothing is confirmed at this point, and there hasn’t exactly been a lot of information available about Samsung’s next flagship SoC. Stepping the version number up to 9 does make sense given the chip will power an important device like the Galaxy S8, and it will be very interesting to see what Samsung has been working on to take on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835.

What do you make of Samsung’s teaser?

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6 months 9 hours ago

Note 8

6 months 11 hours ago
Praveen M

We’ll have to see. Hopefully it can compete with apples A10 powerhouse. The one thing that bothers me… I just wish the exynos version was sold everywhere rather than the system we have now. Exynos is superior. Is it just the modems holding them down?

5 months 30 days ago
Well it is a financial thing. Exynos is just a SoC (with eventually a modem – if they already do that). Samsung has no Audio or Video components by their own for the SoC. For Audio they were relying on Wolfson (the company which learned Apple how to do Audio for their iPods) with a lot of HiFi external components, etc. Snapdragon SoCs offer all this (even if crappy) already integrated, so a lot less components are required. Now you do the math – you sell 1 million phones for example, and you have to decide whether to put, let’s… Read more »
6 months 16 hours ago

i hope exynos is going to be available for europian countrys, i don’t like Snapdragon.

6 months 19 hours ago

Awesome, this should be in the European Galaxies, right?! From what reviewers have said. the Exynos always outperforms the SnapDragon.