Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8 Plus may equip new Exynos 18-core and 20-core chipsets

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A Samsung Electronic's smartphone is displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, February 6, 2017. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Good news, Galaxy S series fans. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus may just pack an all-new Exynos chipset. A new report suggests that the new chipset could be named as Exynos 9810 by Samsung.

It is speculated that the Exynos 9810 could come in two variants: the Exynos 09810V and the Exynos 9810M. The Exynos 09810V is likely to furnish an 18-core Mali-G71 GPU. The Exynos 9810M, meanwhile, is said to equip an astounding 20-core Mali-G71 GPU. Also, the upcoming Exynos processor is reportedly going to utilise Mongoose M2 CPU cores, which is an improvement over the Exynos M1 CPU cores from last year.

According to SamMobile, there’s a possibility that the new Exynos chipset is going to be developed using the South Korean tech giant’s FinFET technology, just like the Snapdragon 835. Only time will tell if the Exynos 9810 can stack up against the likes of Huawei’s forthcoming HiSilicon Kirin 970, Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset and Qualcomm’s previously mentioned Snapdragon 835 when it comes to raw power.

Details about the new Exynos 9 series chipset’s likely name came from the LinkedIn profile of an intern at Samsung’s Bangalore R&D Institute. The intern revealed that he had been working on an “Exynos 9810” project, something that the company hasn’t publicly talked about. The information has since been taken down, but screenshots of the untouched page are still surfacing online.

On Feb. 17, Samsung released an Exynos “Cloud 9” teaser and added that it’s “coming soon.” It’s impossible for fans not to start connecting dots as the next flagships Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are also coming soon. Samsung could probably announce the new Exynos chipset at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017), which starts on Feb. 27 in Barcelona.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were also previously projected to have an MWC 2017 launching. Unfortunately, Samsung is apparently only planning to show a one-minute teaser of the Galaxy S8 handsets at the said affair. Samsung is now expected to officially announce the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on March 29 in a New York event. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is reportedly going to sport a 5.7-inch display while the Samsung Galaxy S8 is likely to furnish a 6.2-inch screen.

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