Samsung’s Semiconductor arm has teased the next-generation of its Exynos chipsets, which will be branded as the Exynos 9 series. It is expected that the Exynos 9 will be powering the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in some markets.
Some leaks that surfaced late last year had suggested the Galaxy S8 would be powered by the Exynos 8895, integrating the ARM Mali-G71 GPU for graphics. It is very much possible that the rumored specs of the Exynos 8895 are indeed accurate, just that it will be branded as an Exynos 9-series chip and not an Exynos 8-series chipset as rumored. The flagship Exynos 9 chip is expected to be manufactured by Samsung on a 10nm process, similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Like the Exynos 8890 from last year, the Exynos 9 chip powering the Galaxy S8 duo will be an octa-core SoC with four custom Samsung M2 cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores in big.LITTLE configuration.
Since Samsung has started teasing the Exynos 9 series, we do think there is a chance that Samsung might detail the new Exynos chips very soon, possibly at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona later this month. The first smartphones powered by the Exynos 9 series will no doubt be Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which are expected to go on sale in major markets by mid-April.
Source: Samsung Exynos (Twitter)