Aside from AMD and Intel, companies like Qualcomm and Samsung are also competitors to each other. When it comes to manufacturing the best mobile SOC. Recently both the companies have come up with their new version of SOC’s made on the 10nm architecture.
Samsung unveiled their new Exynos 8895 SOC, which is an octa-core processor and is equipped with 8 cores. While same goes for Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 as well. As the company also unveiled their octa-core processor. Having 8 physical cores on it. Now there is a difference between how both of the new SOC’s, use their cores.
When it comes to Samsung, on the Exynos 8895. The first 4 cores are run by Mongoose also known as M2+ clocked at 2.5 GHz, while the other 4 cores are run by Cortex A53, clocked at 1.7 GHz. While on the Qualcomm side. All the cores on the Snapdragon 835 are run by Kyro 280. But there is a difference. Here the first 4 cores are clocked higher at 2.4 GHz while the other 4 cores are clocked lower at 1.7 GHz.
When it comes to GPU processing power. Samsung Exynos 8995 is equipped with Mali G71 while the Snapdragon 835 is equipped with Andreno 540 GPU. The main difference between the two GPU is support for DX12 on the Snapdragon compared to Samsung Exynos 8895.
Samsung Exynos 8895 would also be able to support a camera up to a resolution of 28 MP, while Snapdragon 835 on the other hand would be able to support a camera up to a resolution of 32 MP. Snapdragon 835 also have an option of dual camera support. But then there would be two separate 16 MP cameras only. Other than that both the chips are also ready for 5G. As we are hoping to see them in smartphones as soon as 2017 or 2018.
Samsung Galaxy S8 is also rumored to be equipped with both the chips. Depending on the country its being sold to. Mostly American users get the Snapdragon version of the Galaxy smartphones.