Just like that, Samsung kind of, sort of announced its latest and truest 9-series Exynos processor, the 9810. We say truest, as the 8895 in the Note 8 is still market as 9-series by Samsung, even though it is denoted with an eight at the beginning. Internal code numbers aside, there were plenty of rumors that this new Exynos 9810 will be powering the Galaxy S9 and S9+, but looking at the specs that Samsung listed, we are not so sure about this.
Samsung’s Galaxy A-series is the sweet spot between the affordable but lowly J-line, and the flagship S portfolio, so every time a new one is on the horizon, our collective attention peaks. The purported specs for the Galaxy A7 (2018) just leaked out on Geekbench, and, since the line is expected to follow the new bezel-less design of Samsung, they are only icing on the potential A-series cake.
“Apple A11 Bionic neural engine,” “Google Pixel Visual Core” – those are all buzz phrases to mark a growing trend in today’s latest smartphone chipsets, namely specialized co-processors for niche tasks that offload those from generic main processor cores. This way the job in question – processing sensory input and Face ID visual calculations in Apple’s case, or aiding the HDR+ camera algorithms in Google’s Pixels – gets done much faster, way better, and with less battery drain than if you task it to the stock processor.
We’ve been hearing about “stacked” motherboards destined for iPhones for a while, and Apple is now rumored to use one in the upcoming iPhone 8, so as to free space for a larger, L-shaped battery supplied by LG. In a nutshell, those advanced SLP (Substrate Like PCB) circuit boards would stack or package the chips tighter together, making their footprint much smaller, and leaving space for other things inside a phone, like, ahem, larger batteries. That’s exactly what Samsung may be doing with the Galaxy S9, tips Korean media today, referring to “industry sources”.
Samsung announced the Exynos 8895 chipset in the Galaxy S8 as a member of its Exynos 9-series, even though it is coded with the number eight still, so a true Exynos 9xxx is yet to hit the tape. This may all be changing soon, though, as a leakster with a proven track record of outing mobile processors before they are announced, has posted some info on an eventual Exynos 9610.
Strange things happen sometimes. Out of the blue, Samsung Exynos’ Twitter account posted this teaser image marketing the Exynos series 9 mobile application processors. From a distance, the phone you are seeing on it might seem like the Galaxy S8. Maybe it’s the angle, but looking at how the upper bezel is noticeably thinner, and the side bezel is basically non-existent, we can’t help but think that this is the Note 8, hidden in plain sight! The Galaxy s8 doesn’t really look like this, and neither does any other phone, for that matter.
Given that the Note 8 is reportedly …
Customers in the United States have the pleasure the being able to purchase the Qualcomm-based Samsung Galaxy S8+ from either of the major carrier and retailers across the country. The smartphone is available unlocked or carrier-bound, so depending on your budget, you can get whichever you want.
However, a new seller is now offering the so-called EMEA version of the Galaxy S8+, which comes with the powerful Exynos 8895 chipset inside. On top of that, the Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S8+ packs not one, but two SIM slots that can be used to add another SIM or memory …
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are considered among the top two Android handsets currently available. Each model has two different variants based on the chipset employed. In the U.S., the two flagship phones feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. Elsewhere, the home grown Exynos 8895 SoC is under the hood, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.
Today, the Exynos 8895 SoC powered Galaxy S8 was put through the Geekbench benchmark test, and the multi-core score of 7101 was one of the highest results ever seen on a smartphone. …
From China today comes word that Samsung is working on a new mid-range chipset named the Samsung Exynos 7872. The SoC carries a hexa-core CPU with two energy sipping Cortex-A53 cores and two power guzzling high performance Cortex-A73 cores. The Exynos 7872 will be built using Samsung’s 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus) fabrication technology. This reduces the size of the die allowing for a more power efficient chip that doesn’t get too hot (we’re looking at you, Snapdragon 810).
The Mali-T830 MP2 GPU will be on board, and an integrated modem will be part of the chipset which should improve …