We have an interesting leak that has let us see the key specifications of the Samsung Exynos 9610 and 7885 SoCs, two new chips that will be manufactured in 10 nm process and targeting the high and midrange.
As its name suggests the Samsung Exynos 9610 is the more powerful of the two. This SoC has an eight-core CPU that maintains the classic big.LITTLE structure that dominates the mobile solutions industry.
This means that these eight cores are divided into two blocks of four cores each. The first is high performance as it uses the Cortex-A73 architecture and runs at 2.4 GHz, while the second is low-power as it is based on the Cortex-A53 architecture and runs at less than 2 GHz.
Its GPU is a Mali G71 although we do not know how much of graphic cores it mounts, something important since it will determine to a great extent its final yield.
For its part, the Exynos 7885 is a mid-range SoC that integrates a six-core CPU also in big.LITTLE structure. The first block features two high-performance Cortex-A73 cores at 2.1 GHz and the second with four low-power Cortex-A53 cores.
The GPU of this chip is also a Mali G71, although we imagine it will have a lower core count compared to the Exynos 9610.
It is very likely that the former will be used in the next high-end smartphones of the South Korean giant, such as the Galaxy A7 and A9 2018, while the second could be present in the Galaxy A5 2018.