Galaxy S9's Exynos version tipped to use 'stacked' motherboard for a bigger battery

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”. 

Allegedly, …


Galaxy S9, Note 8 and A7 (2018) chipsets tipped: Exynos 9810, 9610 and a hexa-core 7885

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. 

Still built on the 10nm process as the Galaxy S8 chipset, the 9610 is said to land with four powerful Cortex-A73 nodes, clocked at 2.4 GHz, and four frugal Cortex-A53 ones for the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 spotted in Samsung Exynos 9 teaser?

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 …

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S8+ with Exynos chipset goes on sale in the US

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 …

Samsung Galaxy S8 powered by the Exynos 8895 SoC, breaks the 7000 ceiling at Geekbench for multi-core score

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. …

Mid-range Samsung Exynos 7872 chipset is being prepped?

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 …

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Exynos) get TWRP custom recovery

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ officially hit the shelves only a few days ago, yet the global versions of the two flagships have already received TWRP support. The open-source software custom recovery image now allows Galaxy S8/S8+ users to flash custom ROMs and backup their current system with just a tap of a button.
We’re actually a bit surprised to see TWRP released for the Exynos versions first. Although the former are more widely spread than their Snapdragon 835 counterparts in the US, Exynos typically does not release its kernel source which …

Leaked info suggests Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) packs Exynos chipset and runs Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is the lesser-featured Galaxy J series smartphone the South Korean company plans to launch this year. We’ve already seen the Galaxy J7 (2017) going on sale in the United States under various names, while the Galaxy J5 (2017) has just been granted FCC’s approval and is likely to make its debut very soon.

The entry-level Galaxy J3 (2017) doesn’t pack any fancy features that would make it stand out from other handsets in the same price range. However, it looks like Samsung has decided to include Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

The smartphone that goes by model number …

Galaxy S8 battery life test: Snapdragon vs Exynos edition, a familiar tale

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has the same battery capacity as its predecessor the S7, but lasted longer when we ran it through our standardized battery benchmark. Since both phones come with the power-hungry high-res displays, we can attribute the better endurance mostly to the more frugal Snapdragon or Exynos chipsets of the S8. After all, they are made with the newest 10nm production node, compared to their 14nm siblings in the S7.

While the S8 certainly scores better in that department than the S7, they do share one battery life characteristic – the global version of the S8 with …

Which Galaxy S8 can bench more? Snapdragon 835 vs Exynos 8895 models get scored on AnTuTu

As is lately the case with almost every Samsung flagships, this year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ variants will come in two separate versions – one for the US and China, running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, and one for the rest of the world, powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8895. This comes as a result of Qualcomm’s firm grasp on CDMA-related patents, which all but guarantees their near-monopoly in the States, forcing companies like Samsung to release modified versions of their devices compatible with local bands. Ditto for the TD-SCDMA standard in China.

While the two chipsets have …