The MWC is almost here and Samsung wants everyone to keep an eye on what’s coming. The tech giant has taken to its Twitter account to tease a new Samsung Exynos processor, confirming that it is “coming soon.”
Even though Samsung has not confirmed the name of this chipset, there is a huge emphasis on the number 9, which basically confirms that an Exynos 9 is set to take over from last year’s Exynos 8 that appeared in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. There had been reports that Qualcomm chose to manufacture the new Snapdragon 835 at Samsung so as to prevent the South Korean tech giant from coming in with a successor to the Exynos 8890, but it seems these were just mere rumors.
There have also been rumors that this year’s Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will come with an Exynos 8895 variant alongside the Snapdragon 835, but this was never confirmed by Samsung at any point. Now that the Korean company’s teaser is hinting at a possible Exynos 9 with a coming soon launch/release, there isn’t a shred of a doubt that this chipset will power some variants of the upcoming Galaxy S8 pair.
— Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) February 17, 2017
With Samsung using its 10nm FinFET process to manufacture the Snapdragon 835, odds are that the alleged Exynos 9 will also take the same direction.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are expected to be launched at a special event somewhere towards the end of March, but lots of the phone’s details have not been touched on by the company. Still, leaks and rumors are all over, but not all of them will materialize. In fact, we’ve just seen one fade away – the Exynos 8895 idea seems to be gone – unless otherwise. As for the rest, we’ll only have to wait until Samsung unwraps the S8 and S8+, which is really soon.