The Samsung Galaxy S8 is likely to release next year but that hasn’t stopped rumors and leaks from spilling out. Especially since the South Korean mobile giant is reeling from the shock of exploding Galaxy Note 7, fans are looking forward to the release of the company’s next falgship. Anyway speaking of the new leak, Samsung Galaxy S8 will reported come with a 10nm chipset called the Exynos 8895 SoC.
A Samsung LSI official tried to sell confidential information regarding the company’s 14nm and 10nm chip fabrication process to competitors. Needless to say he got arrested, not before documents leaked stating that Galaxy S8 will be using a Exynos 8895 processor.
SamMobile additionally got information that the Exynos 8895 processor will be equipped with ARM’s Mali-G71 graphics chip. The publication hasn’t clarified the source of their information. According to ARM’s, the chip offers “40% better performance density and 20% external memory bandwidth saving compared to Mali-T880.” The GPU is 1.8 times more powerful than the mali-T880 MP12 GPU that is used in the Exynos 8890 that powered Galaxy S7. Moreover, according to the GFXBench, ARM’s Mali-G71 graphics chip is faster than the Snapdragon 830.
The Exynos 8895 will reportedly will be clocked up to 3 GHz, and it’ll be compatible with Vulkan, GPU Compute, OpenGL ES 3.2, and Android RenderScript APIs. At 16nm, the G71 runs at 850 MHz, and will provide a fillrate of 27.2 gigapixels-per-second. There are also rumors that the Galaxy S8 will sport a new 4K display. Details from the ARM’s website says: “The Mali-G71 GPU was developed expressly to meet the needs of new industry advancements such as the Vulkan cross-platform graphics API from Khronos as well as the ever growing demand for a smooth mobile VR experience.” The display of the handset will reportedly feature a 3840 by 2160 resolution with 806 ppi.
Of course we can’t promise the accuracy of the information because Samsung refuses to talk about it. But it’s likely that we won’t have to wait for long because after the damage caused by the Note 7 recall, several analysts are predicting an earlier launch for Galaxy S8.