Samsung has been under a lot of trouble lately, first with the exploding Note 7’s and now with it’s Vice President arrested and facing serious charges. However, Samsung’s official Twitter Account has teased its next series of Mobile chips, The Exynos 9 series.
The company has teased an image which doesn’t reveal anything about the chip and just conveys that the chip is to be expected soon. The Korean company also invites us to Cloud 9 which may be an indication that we might see significant improvements. These chips are expected to be powering the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+.
— Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) February 17, 2017
Previous reports suggest that the new Exynos 9 SoC’s will be built on the very efficient 10nm architecture. It is said to be an octa-core processor combining 4 proprietary CPU cores from Samsung (M2 cores running at speeds up to 2.5GHz) and four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. Reports also claim that all the Exynos 9 SoC’s will use an ARM Mali-G71 GPU.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge(Global version) were powered by the Exynos 8890 and the SoC proved to be better in terms of both power and power efficiency as compared to the U.S version of the S7/S7 Edge, which were powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset.
Here is a video explaining the differences between the two SoC’s:(Credits:PhoneBuff)
So it will be interesting to know if Sammy is going to power the U.S version of the S8/S8+ with the Snapdragon 835 or continue with the Exynos 9 SoC for all of its variants.
Stay tuned for more info!