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Here are the regions where the Exynos and Snapdragon Galaxy S9 will be launched

After a mere six months since the last flagship announcement from Samsung, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are finally here. In case you’ve missed the extensive flooding of information, here is the glorious official spec sheet for the S9 duo. If you consider yourself a Samsung fanatic, then you already know that Samsung releases two CPU variants for its flagship devices, one being the Qualcomm Snapdragon and the other its homegrown Exynos processor. With the exception of the Galaxy S6 in 2015, this has been the case for quite some time. Let’s break down which markets will receive either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or the Samsung Exynos 9810 for the S9 duo in 2018.

Exynos or Snapdragon in your market?

As usual, one of the largest markets for flagship devices, the United States, will receive the Snapdragon 845 model. As we saw last year with the Galaxy S8 duo, the S9’s will be the first devices to rock the latest processor from Qualcomm. China is also a consistent recipient of the Snapdragon processor and this year is no different. Latin America and Japan are included in the bunch as well. The rest of the world, including the whole of Europe, will receive the native Samsung Exynos 9810 processor.

Now, both processors are similarly clocked and contain eight cores. The Exynos contains four 2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 cores coupled with four 1.7 GHz Cortex-A55 cores. The Snapdragon sports four 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold cores coupled with four 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver cores. Despite the similarities, historically, the Exynos processor outperforms the Snapdragon. So far, benchmark information for the Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 has made its way to the public, and both variants do look rather promising.

Well, enough spec talk. Take a look at our hands-on review of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ and also check out the rest of our coverage of Samsung’s latest flagships.

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gbiriotti
gbiriotti

Why there’s no Snapdragon firmware for Latina America (Argentina ARO) and there’s for Exynos?
You say that Latin America is a recipient of the Snapdragon processor.

dudeman456
dudeman456

Any Market with a CDMA carrier needs to get the Qualcomm chip.

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

What about Canada? It is always a mystery of whether Canada gets what UK gets or US gets all the time. US has snapdragon S7, while Canada had Exynos S7, and both get Snapdragon S8!

B85uZZnek
B85uZZnek

Unfortunately Canada got the Snapdragon. Although I wish my sources are wrong..

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

Actually I think 9/10 it is gonna come with Snapdragon 845. I saw the FCC certification of this model. on fccid io with ID A3LSMG965U. The FCC for Canadian SM-G965W and American SM-G965U and SM-G965U1 are at the same pdf, which is the case with last year’s S8, but not S7. Very likely I will get the Snapdragon 845 if I order in Canada. I guess time to use Clove. I think you should use Clove too if you want Exynos, though you will be paying CAD$100-200 extra due to the price differences. But in return, you get Exynos, better… Read more »

bauwoo
bauwoo

The only issue I ever have with Snapdragon variants are that the bootloader has been locked for the last two years in NA.

C F
C F

Well canadian variant w8(w) lacks cdma. The assumption was the carriers were told exynos wouldnt be ready on time(historicly why can variant was a month late) & it being not much of a jump specs-wise decided to opt for the other besides that theres also the changes that oreo brought that are making recompile challenging for samsung

gtone339
gtone339

In NZ we are getting the Exynos 9810 version hehe!

Ray Hahn Jr.
Ray Hahn Jr.

Thanks to the handicapped Exynos 9810, the snapdragon won’t have HLG HDR recording activatedon the S9/+. Fail by Samsung to make the 9810 capable.

pjm1891
pjm1891

Thanks to the handicapped Snapdragon we won’t get [email protected] recording.

JPSMR94
JPSMR94

Chile got the S8 with Exynos, hope we get the S9 with it again

cakirbay21
cakirbay21

aman Türkiyeme yollamayın