Samsung's upcoming Exynos SoC could be named Exynos 9810, at least according to the latest leak. The company actually teased their upcoming Exynos processor quite recently, and if today's leak is to be believed, we know its name as well. This information comes from Linkedln of all places, and was shared by Samsung's intern who works at Samsung's Bangalore R&D Institute, and that gives it a bit more credibility than a regular leak would. The source did not exactly release all that much info about the chip, but we at least know its name now, if the info is accurate, of course.
This processor is expected to fuel the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones which are expected to land in March or April. Well, some variants of the two smartphones will be fueled by the Exynos 9810, others will ship with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, it will all depend in which market you purchase the Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8 Plus, of course. Anyhow, according to rumors, we'll get two variants of the Exynos 9810, the Exynos 9810V and Exynos 9810M. The former will, allegedly, feature an 18-core Mali-G71 GPU, while the latter one will ship with a 20-core Mali-G71 GPU for graphics. In addition to that, the Exynos 9810 is rumored to feature Mongoose M2 CPU cores, which should be more powerful than the Exynos M1 CPU cores that we've seen last year.
Now, according to rumors, the Exynos 9810 will be built using Samsung's 10nm FinFET technology, same as the Snapdragon 835. For those of you who don't know this, Samsung is actually manufacturing the Snapdragon 835 chips for Qualcomm using its 10nm FinFET tech, so it will be interesting to see how will the two chips differentiate in performance, as both will be really powerful, most powerful out in the market. All in all, it seems like we'll see quite a few powerful chips this year, the Snapdragon 835, Exynos 9810, Kirin 970 and Helio X30 all seem very promising, and chances are we'll see those chips in quite a few smartphones this year, especially the Snapdragon 835 and Helio X30, at least based on usage of their predecessors.