Samsung could be working on the first Exynos 9xxx series chipset. Rather than a flagship-grade chip, this is a mid-ranger aimed at the Snapdragon 660. Then there’s the Exynos 7872, which is something of a Snapdragon 650 alternative.
Dubbed Exynos 9610, this chip will be made on the established 14nm LPP process (which was used in the Exynos 8890 for the Galaxy S7). It will have an octa-core processor based on ARM’s Cortex-A73 and A53 (four of each). For one reason or another, Samsung didn’t use its custom Mongoose cores for this one (the S660 does use Qualcomm’s Kryo…