If an unverified report out of China is believed, Samsung is developing the octa-core Exynos 9610 chip as a competitor to the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Samsung’s new chip is said to have similar performance to the Snapdragon 660.

It’s claimed that the Exynos 9610 is going to have four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores and that it will be manufactured on the 14-nanometer manufacturing process. The processor may also be hooked up to a Mali-G73 MP3 graphics processor as well as a Netcam Cat. 13 modem.

It’s interesting to note that this is possibly going to be the first Exynos processor that properly follows the “Exynos 9″ series branding. The Exynos 8895 processor found in the Galaxy S8 is of the same series but doesn’t follow the proper nomenclature.

The leak claims that Samsung is going to start using the Exynos 9610 processor in consumer devices by the fourth quarter of this year. It goes without saying that we’ll have to wait for a considerable amount of time before devices powered by this chipset hit the market.

Samsung hasn’t said as yet which of its devices will be powered by the Exynos 9610, it hasn’t even mentioned that such a chip is in the pipeline, so we’ll have to wait for the official announcement.

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