Over the past few years, mid-range Samsung Galaxy phones have been getting more powerful with each upgrade and apparently, this is not about to stop anytime soon.
Last year’s high-end chipsets were manufactured using the 14nm process while many mid-range processors were manufactured using the 28nm process, with some using the 32nm process. Now that the South Korean tech giant has moved to the enhanced 10nm process for the high-end family, most processors coming up in 2017 Samsung Galaxy midrange phones are based on the 14nm process.
Apparently, the tech giant has plans to move to the 7nm process in 2018 as far as the high-end chipsets are concerned and just like before, the mid-range processors will now be moved to the 10nm process. According to the latest reports, the company has plans to release one new processor using this 10nm process with respect the midrange family of phones, with the other one using the 14nm process.
The new members coming up are the Exynos 7885 and Exynos 9610. As per the reports, these two processors are here to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660, both of which are based on the 14nm process. With this move, the two Samsung processors will obviously be as powerful and better when it comes to power efficiency when compared to the Snapdragon pair.
Exynos7885,14nm，2 A73 +6 A53，2.1GHz，Mali-G71， Full Netcom，Galaxy A7（2018）.
Exynos9610,10nm，4 A73+4 A53，2.4GHz，Mali-G71，Full Netcom。
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If the leaked reports are to be believed, the Exynos 9610 SoC will go head to head with the Snapdragon 660, clocking a speed of 2.4GHz and paired with a Mali-G71 GPU. The octa-core chipset will have four Cortex-A73 cores and another four Cortex-A53 cores. As for the Exynos 7885, which will be based on the 14nm process, the clock speed will be capped at 2.1GHz and the same GPU will be used, but unlike its counterpart, this one will have six cores – two-performing Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores.
Apparently, the first Samsung Galaxy midrange phone to appear with this Exynos 7885 chipset will be the Galaxy A7 2018.
Of course, this is not a report coming straight from Samsung and as such, it’d help to be a little skeptical about it, at least until more details come out sooner or later.