After seeing Samsung’s newfangled Exynos 9810 chipset that will be in the Galaxy S9 make the benchmarking rounds yesterday with 4GB RAM, today brings us the Galaxy S9+ appearing on AnTuTu with a Snapdragon 845 on board, and 6GB of the stuff.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are just around the corner, and just as one could expect, almost everything regarding these anticipated devices is known at this point. Come to think of, only camera samples remain to be released to the world, but we probably wouldn’t have to wait for those for too long – after all, the Galaxies go official in less than two weeks and we will be at the epicenter of their debut to provide you with all the necessary coverage.
Apparently, Samsung wants a piece of the chipset market share, as the South Korean company plans to expand production of its Exynos CPUs and find buyers for them among smartphone vendors.
At the moment, Samsung is only fourth place in terms of smartphone chipset market share, as Qualcomm is in leading position followed by Apple and MediaTek. According to industry sources, Samsung plans to sell mostly chipsets for mid-range smartphones in an attempt to take on MediaTek. If Samsung’s plans turn out to be successful, MediaTek may have a tough 2018.
Moreover, analysts say Samsung is …
Aside from allegedly showcasing its foldable Galaxy X prototype smartphone behind closed doots at CES 2018, Samsung also reportedly revealed its prototype 5G modem, the Exynos 5G, which will reportedly be officially introduced later this year.
While everyone out there is busy simulating large camera apertures and shallow depth of field by using two cameras and some crazy algorithms, Google did what it does best when it released the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and doubled down on the crazy algorithms, sans the multi-camera modules. Essentially, Google brought Portrait Mode to its phones without the need for a second sensor — it just uses machine learning to split and analyze the data from the sensor of its primary camera.
Now, if you own a phone with a single main camera, like the Galaxy S7 or S8, or if you have one of LG’s fisheye-bearing …
Back in November, we caught first wind of Samsung’s next-gen Exynos chipset, which was revealed in passing in press materials from Samsung. However, at that time, information about the new SoC was scant, with details being withheld for a final reveal further down the line. And here we are now, with an official announcement from Samsung, outlining some of the best new features and capabilities of the chipset.
Qualcomm is not the only company with a top-tier chipset in 2018. Samsung has just confirmed that it will unveil its next Exynos chip on January 4, 2018. Although the handset maker did not specify the name of the SoC (system on chip) it plans to announce at CES 2018, there’s a high chance that we’ll be getting more information about Exynos 9810, the chipset that will power the Galaxy S9.
However, it’s unlikely that any other smartphone besides the Galaxy S9 and, possibly, the next Note series flagship, will use Samsung’s Exynos 9810 chipset.
We expect the …
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.