A new leak that is reportedly straight from the South Korean headquarters of Samsung appears to confirm that the upcoming Galaxy S8 would be housing a more powerful processor than the one found inside the Galaxy S7.
According to Phone Arena, the next flagship in the Galaxy S line is going to sport a 10nm SoC as indicated in confidential documents leaked by a Samsung LSI official, who attempted to sell the vital information to Samsung’s China-based competitors.
Samsung is said to be looking into making 14nm and 10nm chips, but the latter is the one that is likely to be used for the Galaxy S8. To be specific, the leak states that the tech giant is using a combination of a 10nm Exynos 8895 processor and ARM’s latest Mali-G71 graphics unit for its upcoming flagship.
SamMobile has learned that the Mali-G71 GPU is going to be almost twice as powerful as Galaxy S7’s Mal-T880 MP12 GPU. The S8’s GPU is also claimed to be faster than the GPU of the Snapdragon 830 that is slated to arrive in 2017.
The Mali-G71 GPU’s addition to the Galaxy S8 could be seen as a hint to more advanced technologies coming to the handset. SamMobile pointed out that the GPU could support high-end 4K and VR experiences, as well as OpenGL ES 3.2, Android Renderscript, Vulkan and GPU Compute.
The inclusion of the Mali-G71 GPU seemingly corroborates previous rumors that Apple’s biggest rival is preparing to add 4K display and more advanced VR technology to its next flagship that is slated for release early next year.
Samsung has yet to confirm or deny the leak that has since led to the arrest of the LSI official who leaked the documents.
The news about the upcoming Galaxy S7 successor comes in the wake of Samsung’s recall of its latest phablet offering, the Galaxy Note 7. Just yesterday, it was found out that some of the complaints against the handset were falsely made by 26 users from different countries.