Samsung reportedly working on the octa-core Exynos 9610 chipset


We reported about the development of the Exynos 7872 a few days ago. Samsung’s new chip is said to feature a hexa-core SoC and is made using the company’s 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus) fabrication technology. Now, in addition to the Exynos 7872, a leakstar has has revealed that another new Exynos chip, dubbed Exynos 9610, is in the works. The new Exynos 9610 SoC is supposed to be in the work as a competitor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. According to multiple sources, the Exynos 9610 is a mid-range processor with efficient performance that matches that of the Snapdragon 660.

Exynos 9610

Going through the Exynos 9610 SoC specifications in detail, the leak suggests us that this SoC will have four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. Furthermore, it is also said to be manufactured using 14nm LPP manufacturing process and will be coupled with the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU; it will also have Netcom baseband modem similar to the Exynos 7872. One thing to be noticed here is that the Exynos 9610 is a new SoC in Samsung’s Exynos 9 series of chips. The Exynos 8895 that powers the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ introduced the Exynos 9 series to the world, but the Exynos 9610 may be among the first chips to follow the proper nomenclature.

Additionally, the leakstar reveals that the Exynos 9610 SoC might be unveiled in Q4 2017, which is a long way away for now. Meanwhile, for those unaware, the upcoming Galaxy C10 and the next Galaxy A series devices could be equipped with the Exynos 7872. The Exynos 9610 could also power some of these devices considering the time frame of the chip’s launch. As usual, nothing is confirmed until an official announcement, or until a device powered by the Exynos 9610 shows up online in one of the many benchmark databases that tend to reveal info on future devices ahead of schedule.

[Source: Weibo]