Samsung Galaxy S7 is just 5 months old following its official release in March this year. This makes it too early to start talking about Galaxy S8, the successor to this year’s model.
In fact, it gets even worse when considering that the Galaxy S8 has to, first of all, see the Galaxy Note 7 come to life before it finally gets a nod on the company’s shelves. Still, this hasn’t stopped the usual information sniffers from smelling what’s coming when it is still miles away. There are reports giving out more details of the processing specs that are expected on the Galaxy S8 when it is released during the MWC 2017 event, which will also be staged in Barcelona, as always.
According to a piece of information picked up by Gizmo China, it appears that Samsung Galaxy S8 has its chipset already confirmed by a Qualcomm official. With the 2017 flagship chipset expected to be the Snapdragon 830, succeeding this year’s Snapdragon 820, reports of its release and specs are already showing up. The SoC will reportedly be made through a 10nm process, up from the 14nm process used on the current Snapdragon 820 SoC.
So, what’s so different about this Galaxy S8 bound chipset? Well, according to Qualcomm, the 10nm process or rather chip technology will ensure a faster and more energy-efficient SoC is manufactured, which will mean further improvements from this year’s model. It has also been confirmed that Samsung will be in charge of manufacturing the said Qualcomm silicon, something that could also mean the same 10nm process is featured on the Exynos variants.
While Android is making the strides with the 10nm chipset technology, other players are also joining the party. Apple, for instance, will reportedly pack 10nm chipsets in its future iPhones – chipsets that will be made by TSMC. The story is apparently the same even when it comes to MediaTek.
It is not easy to tell what exactly the new 10nm Snapdragon 830 SoC will offer Samsung Galaxy S8 owners, but according to the report, the chipset will include an Adreno 540 GPU, an LPDDR4X RAM, ability to record up to 4K videos @60 frames per second as well as come in with an X16 baseband that can top download speeds of 980Mbps, just to name but a few. In short, the new chipset will make the Galaxy S8 a faster performer as well as better at energy efficiency, among other areas.
Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come with other wholesale changes in design as well as software, especially since Android Nougat will be ready by then and the fact that VR and AR are just coming in. We’ll be here to let you know these changes, just keep following us.