Earlier this year, Samsung announced the Exynos 7 series 7904 SoC, tailor-made for Indian needs and featuring an octa-core setup built using 14nm FinFET process. The South Korean manufacturer now seems to be working on a more powerful chipset for mid-range smartphones.
A leak on Weibo has revealed details about the upcoming Samsung Exynos 9710 processor which when released will be the successor to the Exynos 9610 which initially powered the Samsung Galaxy A50. While the last year’s chipset was built on a 10nm process, the upcoming Exynos 9710 is expected to be based on an 8nm manufacturing process.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Exynos 9710 is believed to equip four Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The Exynos 9710 will be paired with a Mali-G76 MP8 GPU clocked at 650MHz. In contrast, the Exynos 9610 featured four Cortex-A73 and four Cortex-A55 cores with the older Mali G72 GPU.
Additionally, we can also expect the Exynos 9710 to come with support for camera sensors with higher resolution and improved gaming performance. When released, the upcoming Exynos chipset will be able to powered Samsung phones positioned between mid-range and high-end segments.
Having announced the Exynos 9610 in March last year, an official unveiling of the Exynos 9710 doesn’t seem like a far-fetched thought.