While we have to wait for Qualcomm to detail its upcoming Snapdragon 835 chipset at the upcoming CES 2017 event, new details have emerged about the another top-end processor which could power the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. The anticipated flagship smartphone is expected to use chipsets from two different makers. While one chipset will be manufactured by Qualcomm, the other chipset will be Samsung s own Exynos 8895 chipset. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 in pictures: A fancy 5G phoneAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 5G review: Looks fancy, runs fast but too pricey
Until now there had been no information on Samsung s own chipset other than being at the heart of the company s Galaxy S8 smartphone. Now, latest rumors suggest that the Exynos 8895 chipset will come clocked at 3GHz and use ARM s Mali-G71 GPU design. In a leaked image, the purported chipset is compared against Qualcomm s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset on various parameters. As a report on GSMArena notes, Samsung s Exynos 8895 chipset will be available in two versions which will be identical in all respects except that the 8895M version will have quad-core Samsung designed M2 performance CPU cluster clocked 200MHz higher than the 8895V version. Additionally, the G71 GPU in the 8895M version will get two extra cores than the other version. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmed
The Samsung Exynos 8895 chipset will also be made using the 10nm process which Qualcomm has used for its Snapdragon 835 chipset; also built with the help of the South Korean company. The newest fabrication process is said to make the chipset 30 percent more efficient and offer performance improvement of 27 percent. It also allows the chipset to consume lesser power and reduce footprint. ALSO READ: Qualcomm to provide more details about Snapdragon 835 processor at CES 2017
CPU on Samsung s next chipset will be an octa-core part with four M2 performance cores designed by Samsung and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores. The former will be clocked at up to 2.5GHz in the 8895M version, and 2.3GHz in the 8895V version. The A53 cores will go to 1.7GHz in both. The chipset will support LPDDR4 RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, 4K screens, and Cat.16 LTE. Based on the leaked image, the chipset is expected to roll out around the second quarter of 2017, along the same time as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.
In comparison, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset comes with Qualcomm s custom-designed Kryo cores clocked at up to 3GHz, with other cores clocked at 2.4GHz. Paired with Adreno 540 GPU, the chipset is said to be capable of supporting up to a massive 8GB of RAM. Akin to the Exynos 8895 chipset, the Snapdragon 835 also comes with support for 4K screens, LPDDR4 RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, and Cat.16 LTE. However, highlight of the Snapdragon 835 chipset is that it comes with support for Quick Charge 4.0 which is claimed to offer up to five hours of power to a device in just five minutes of charging. Previous rumors have indicated that the chipset will further offer support for dual-camera setup.
Based the fresh details about the chipsets, one can expect Samsung s upcoming Galaxy S8 to be nothing less than a powerhouse. While the Snapdragon 835 will offer superfast charging capabilities, we are yet to hear what Exynos 8895 could do. With a rumored bezel-less 5.5-inch 4K display, the smartphone is also rumored to feature a dual-camera setup similar to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. While the chipsets will be powering the Galaxy S8, Samsung will decide which model will be launched based on regions. It will be interesting to gauge the two chipsets based on their performance and features. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to come with Note 7-like S Pen as external accessory