Just like the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge which came with either Samsung’s own Exynos 8 Octa chipset or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, based on which market it’s bought from, the Galaxy S8 will be coming with two versions as well.
Some of the Galaxy S8 devices will be packing on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 while some will be powered by the upcoming Exynos 9 chipset.
In some leaks, this particular processor has been referred to as Exynos 8895 but it appears that Samsung has decided that “it deserves a generational bump for its branding,” according to a report by GSM Arena.
Keep in mind that this is merely speculation at this point as no official confirmation has been received from Samsung. However, the report states that this info is based on the teaser image (above) tweeted by the official account for Samsung’s chipset-making department.
Seeing that the Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, we may be hearing the announcement for the new processor soon. Just like the Snapdragon 835, the Exynos 9 may be engineered by utilizing Samsung’s own 10nm process.
Well, if this is the rumored Exynos 8895, then we can expect to see it coming with an octa-core CPU with four custom M2 cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 ones as well as the new Mali-G71 GPU.