Samsung Galaxy S8 could be powered by Exynos 9 series chipset


With Samsung it seems as if we cannot catch a break, with their flagship device expected to be announced next month, rumors and updates are gaining momentum. Well earlier today we got to know that Samsung will get getting batteries for Galaxy S8 from Sony and then the device listing was spotted at a Ukranian retailer hinting at the color options and price. Now it seems as Samsung itself wants to join the party by throwing in a teaser through a tweet and asking us to ‘Discover cloud 9 with Exynos‘. Well this teaser indicates that Samsung’s upcoming processor will be part of the Exynos 9 series.

According to the earlier information Galaxy S8 is rumored to be powered by Snapdragon 835 and as Samsung got the first dibs on the chipset both LG and Sony were not able to get their hands on it. As a result LG ended up using Snapdragon 821 and Sony delaying their flagship till the Q2.  Well with the new information at hand its seems that our earlier speculation that Samsung will use both a Exynos and Snapdragon processor. The Exynos 8895 was expected to power the device, but it seems that Samsung will be unveiling that chipset as the Exynos 9 series.

To date what we have heard about the Exynox 8895 or now Exynos 9 indicates that it will be produced using the 10nm process. Production of the chipset though this fabrication process means that the chipset will not only be faster nut more energy efficient. According the info that we have on Exynos 8895, it is probable Exynos 9 will have Mali-G71 GPU which supports the 4K and VR content.

There is possibility that Samsung will announce Exynos 9 at the MWC. So, the puzzle at hand as to whether Exynos 8895 is part of Exynos 9 series or is it something else altogether. We will keep you updated on this development.


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