Samsung to Use Exynos9 in Galaxy S8 and Note 8

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According to the previous leak, Samsung was rumored to use Exynos 8895 CPU in the Galaxy S8 Series and Note 8 Smartphones. However, the latest leaked news suggests that Samsung would not produce another version of its Exynos8 CPU, and will directly jump to Exynos 9.


The leaked news of Exynos9 is coming along with Samsung’s Wireless Chipset, that is being said to be called “Shannon 359.” It may be the first time you have heard of Shannon, but Samsung has been using this chip for a long time. Shannon is a code name of one of the integrated circuits used in Samsung devices to support mobile’s function and wireless technology. Shannon 359 would support almost all the Network Basebands; FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA2000, CDMA, and GSMA, that means Samsung devices with Shannon 350 Wireless Chip can be used around the world with any service provider as long as the device is unlocked. According to MyDriver Report, Shannon 359 would be launched in the third quarter of 2017, but it will still be as a plug-in. It is little confusing how it will be used as a plug-in, but it may come as an addition accessory that users can connect to the device. However, the leaked detail also suggests that Shannon 359 would be integrated on Samsung devices in 2018 when Samsung launches Exynos10 CPU.

Shannon 359 would not affect the launch of Galaxy S8, S8 Edge, and Note 8 models. These models would be launched with Exynos 9 CPU in its usual time. Galaxy S9 and S9 Edge are expected to be the first smartphone to use Shannon 359 Wireless Chip. Exynos 8895 was rumored to be clocked at 3.0 GHz, so this may be for the new Exynos9 CPU.