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Samsung Galaxy S9: Everything we know so far

By Cookie Monster - 24 Feb 2018


2.) Processor

Samsung tends to use a mix of processors for its Galaxy flagship phones. The likely candidates are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform and its own Exynos 9810 chipsets.

Tipster @evleaks also believed the Galaxy S9 would be powered by these processors; the Snapdragon model would be available in the U.S and China, while the global variant will run on the Exynos 9810. 

A sample of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processing platform.

Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 was unveiled at the Snapdragon Summit in December last year. In a nutshell, it will deliver 300% more AI performance, 4K HDR imaging, up to 25% increase in performance compared to the Snapdragon 835, better power efficiency and faster charging. You can find out more about the Snapdragon 845 in the links below: 

Samsung's latest mobile chipset is the Exynos 9810. It is built on Samsung's second generation 10nm FinFET process with a third-generation custom CPU, faster gigabit LTE modem and advanced image processing with deep learning-based software. Here's a brief rundown of its specs: 

  • new eight-core CPU (four custom cores that can reach 2.9GHz, and four more cores optimized for efficiency) 
  • 1.2Gbps, CAT 18 LTE modem (supports up to 6x carrier aggregation for 1.2Gbps downlink and 200Mbps uplink, 4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM)
  • supports video recording and playback at up to 4K resolution at 120fps