Samsung teases next-generation Exynos 9 mobile processor


The head of operations might be behind bars, but Samsung is still Samsung and its enthusiasm for computer chips is understandable, considering 1) they are killing it in terms of sales and 2) the products themselves are killer. After all, if the Exynos processors or the various memory modules and image sensors Samsung manufactures weren't any good, the market would have retaliated with fire and brimstone!

It makes sense that Samsung is teasing its next-generation Exynos processor like a product you'd really like to have. The company published this image on Twitter, inviting users to get to Cloud 9 – an euphemism for euforia. This chip will most likely go inside the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have "instant euphoria" buttons, so this way of marketing may be a bit of a sham. Can we send our Exynos 9 handsets back if we deem them not euphoric enough?

Interestingly, Samsung seems to be starting Series 9, rather than incrementing from the Exynos 8890 that drives the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Previous reports regarding the new generation chips have said they are to be built on a 10nm process and combine four of Samsung's proprietary M2 CPU cores (at up to 2.5GHz) with four stock ARM A53 cores (at up to 1.7GHz). These will be paired with the ARM Mali-G71 graphics unit.

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55 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

wtf beast!!!

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Hopefully its wont be an oven like the current gen exynos..

64. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

I love the oven. At least it won't throttle and max out at max speed.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This and the A11, will be quite the power plants.

16. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Power plants as making lots of heat? lol

22. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not as much as the Snapdragons lol

24. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

funny how the 2 best performance over time phones are phones with the Snapdragon 820 and 821, the Oneplus 3 and Pixel. just because the 810 overheated like crazy doesnt mean the new chip is like it. you should learn a couple things

25. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Even the 810 didn't 'overheat like crazy'. I had one, and had zero problems with it.

48. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

But we are aware that the majority of the manufacturers forced usage of A53s in situations where the A57s should have been activated.

27. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

We're talking about Samsung here bud, and snapdragon versions of Samsung flagships are almost always worse than the exynos versions. You should learn a couple of things.

44. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

That's because Samsung does it on purpose to not optimize their Snapdragon Variants. Phones with the same S820 and same battery capacity than the S7 have better battery life and performance. You know something is wrong when performance AND battery life is worse. I'm not saying the Exynos is bad, the 8890 is definitely a better chip than the S820, Samsung devs are just incompetent.

29. Instigator

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

You're a proven shill. You spread BS at every opportunity.

31. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

That's coming from the guy who denied Snapdragon 810's thermal issues.

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Stick it in the Note 8. For the USA versions.

32. Instigator

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

If the Shannon 359 modem is ready in time, I think you will get it in the US for the Note 8.

72. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Shannon 359 is scheduled for 2018.

51. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oh how I hope they do. But I am sure they won't.

5. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

The only problem with the exynos is their GPU. Imo

12. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Mali g-71 is 180 % faster than t-880 Samsung will go with mp18 or mp20 and lower the frequency ... The gpu will a beast!

66. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

And with custom kernel I will overclock it to 700mhz, for extreme FPS gaming....

73. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It's not 180% faster than T880, it's not even 80% faster.

17. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

and overheating on current gen :P

7. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Waiting the beast Ryxons is the best processor mobile in the world anf it's best than qualcoom it's fast The first processor 10 nanometre and 20 Graphical processing Qualcomm Relied on geant samsung to build snapdragon 835

42. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

??????

8. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

The exynos was always on par with qualcomm in the cpu department but they need to get their gpu right. They are already better in the power management optimisation (with exynos) If they surpass qualcomm in the gpu department then I'll consider exynos over sd anyday

18. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Go on the web and write Samsung S7 overheat... my friend S7 edge with exynos lag like a bitch in intensive games after 15 min and get even worst over time. benchmark number is not everything... if they cant keep a good sustained performance its crap.

34. Instigator

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

So you've owned the Exynos S7 version?

9. mikehunta727 unregistered

Hopefully the S8 can perform at least as fast as the 6S, that would be a achievement by Samsung

13. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I think with ufs 2.1 the s8 will be as fast as i7 ..

56. mikehunta727 unregistered

I know on paper it very easily should... I just hope Samsungs optimizations this time around are there though in the S8

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