Samsung seems to be getting everything ready for the release of the Galaxy S8, a phone that will not be here until after the MWC 2017 event.
In a new report coming from China, the Korean tech giant is reportedly laying the groundwork for the 2017 Samsung Galaxy S8 by commencing the testing process for the chipset that will supposedly power the flagship. Dubbed Exynos 8895, reports claim that the new chipset has gone through the 10nm process as opposed to the 14nm process that has been used to develop the current version of this Exynos chipset, which is being used on the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7.
While the report cannot be believed to be 100% true, it suggests that Samsung seems to have found a way to increase the clock speeds of the said Exynos 8895 to a massive 4GHz. With this, it marks a more than 30% increase in the clock speeds when compared to the current Exynos 8890, Trusted Reviews notes.
Of course, as noted earlier, nothing about this new Exynos 8895 SoC seems to be clear at the moment. In fact, it is too early to start dreaming of a 4GHz processor in a smartphone. Furthermore, packing a Galaxy S8 with higher clocked chipset will not necessarily translate to improved performance when compared to the 8890. Given that nothing has been confirmed with respect to whether the new chipset will indeed power the 2017 Galaxy S8, anyone’s guess is possible. But with more time still ahead, more details of the two – Exynos 8895 and Samsung Galaxy S8 – should show up, including the design language, which has been touted to be all-glass, the hardware specs, camera details, battery capacity and even the price.
As noted earlier, the Galaxy S8 should be announced at the 2017 MWC event that will take its official stage in Barcelona, Spain. But until then, there is still time for more rumors, speculations, and leaks to come in. We’ll follow them and bring you the best of them all.