Samsung is due to launch a successor to its Exynos 9610 chip and it may launch the Exynos 9710 in the not too distant future. The Exynos 9710 specs have surfaced online from China, courtesy of a leaker who has often proven to be reliable. It will take the baton from the 10nm Exynos 7 Series 9610 which has powered premium mid-range devices like the new Galaxy A50.
This is the first that we're hearing of the Exynos 9710's technical specs. Samsung has said nothing about it so far. It's unclear when the company may be planning to announce this new chip.
Samsung Exynos 9710 specs
According to Ice Universe, this new chip will be based on the 8nm process. The generational improvement will thus bring about performance and power efficiency gains. As far as the Exynos 9710 specs are concerned, they are said to include four Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores at 1.7GHz. They will be mated to a 650MHz Mali-G76 MP8 GPU.
Its predecessor, the Exynos 9610, is based on Samsung's 10-nanometer FinFET process. It has four Cortex-A73 cores at 2.3GHz and four 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 cores. There's also an ARM Mali-G72 GPU and an embedded Cortex-M4F-based low-power sensor hub for Always-on solutions. It manages the sensors in real-time without waking up the main processor to deliver additional power efficiency.
As we noted in our Galaxy A50 review, the Exynos 9610 is Samsung's most powerful Exynos chip for mid-range devices. We found that it's more than capable of running heavy games like Batman: The Enemy Within which always struggled to run properly on non-flagship Samsung phones. Samsung also focused on providing enhanced multimedia features by enabling slow motion video recording at 480fps in full HD resolution.
The Exynos 9710 thus has a good base to build up on and one can expect the generational improvements to deliver noticeable performance gains. It remains to be seen when this chip will make its way into handsets. Samsung is yet to officially announce it. The company announced the Exynos 9610 on March 22 last year. That date has already passed but it's possible that an official announcement may be made in the near future.