Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) with Exynos 9610 spotted on GFXBench

Samsung Exynos

A mysterious Samsung smartphone, rumored as Galaxy A7 (2018) powered by Exynos 9610 processor has been spotted on GFXBench. Touted as a mid-range chipset, the leak was initially spotted on Weibo. According to reports, the Exynos 9610 processor would be a probable competitor for the Snapdragon 660 processor and is expected o ship with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A series smartphone.

With model number Samsung SM-A730x, the rumored Exynos 9610 processor was seen running at a clock speed of 2.1GHz with ARMv8 architecture. Moreover, the GFXBench result also reveals the presence of ARM Mali-G71 graphics processor alongside OpenGL ES 3.2 version. In a report published by anzhuo.cn, the smartphone which surfaced on the benchmarking portal with Exynos 9610 processor is Galaxy A7 (2018).

Exynos 9610 GFXBench

Likely to be loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the Samsung SM-A730x will ship with 4GB RAM coupled with 32GB internal storage. However, the benchmarking result will only display the rounded figures after the accumulation by the operating platform. The GFXBench result reveals the addition of 16MP rear and front camera alongside an FHD display.

Based on the data available, we infer that the rear camera will have a capability to snap 4K images and shoot FHD videos. In addition to face detection, the rear camera will also provide support for autofocus, flash and touch focus. However, HDR photo mode is not supported. The front-facing shooter also helps you to capture 4K images with the ability to snap QHD videos.

According to rumors, the Exynos 9610 processor will be manufactured based on the 14nm LPP manufacturing process with support for all the network baseband. The processor will consist of four Cortex -A73 cores paired with eight Cortex-A53 cores. The graphics processor will be similar to that of the budget-friendly NVidia graphics.

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With Huawei tipped to mass produce the Kirin 960 processor from September, the launch of Exynos 9610 assumes significance. Can we expect the integration of Exynos 9610 along with the Samsung Galaxy S9? We will continue to keep track of the developments and provide you with updates. Stay tuned.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com