In September Samsung announced their new Exynos 9611 chipset which is aimed at the mid-end of the market and features on the Samsung Galaxy M30s, and the A50s and is expected to be in the Samsung Galaxy A51.

The older Exynos 9610 which this replaces is featured on the Samsung Galaxy A50 2019 which currently sells for £264 on Amazon. Both the Exynos 9611 and 9610 are suspiciously similar in specification and this will be covered in more detail further on.

The closest competitor tot his chipset in terms of the specification is perhaps the Snapdragon 665 however many companies, such as Realme, opt for the Snapdragon 710 or 712 for their more affordable options. The SD712 is almost identical to the SD710 so for the comparison table below I have just used the SD712 spec.

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CPU

Both the Exynos chipsets and the Snapdragon 665 SoC adopt a 4×4 layout and they all use the four Arm Cortex A73 cores with four Arm Cortex A53 efficiency cores. Once you move to the Snapdragon 675 and the Snapdragon 712 they switch things up by going for 2×6 with two A76 cores and six A55 cores.

The similarities between the Exynos 9611 and 9610 become evident immediately here, the CPU frequencies are identical at 2.3Ghz and 1.7Ghz they are also both made on the same 11nm fabrication process so there is no power efficiency improvements to be had.

The Snapdragon 600 series chipsets use the 11nm fabrication process and the SD665 fall behind the Exynos with its primary cores only clocked at 2Ghz but it does use 1.8ghz for its more efficient cores.

There are a few differences between the SD765 and SD712. The SD675 uses the 11nm fabrication process but uses Arm Coretex A76 cores, while the SD712 is built on the 10nm fabrication process but uses the A75 architecture. The SD712 is then clocked higher at  2.3Ghz and 1.7Ghz vs 2Ghz and 1.7Ghz

GPU

Again the Exynos chipset uses an identical GPU with the Mali-G72 MP3 while Qualcomm uses the Andreno GPU going from 610, 612 and 616 as you move up in model numbers. It is a little harder to compare GPU specifications but the Adreno 610 looks like it beats the Mali-G72 MP3 in most GPU orientated tests and this, therefore, means the Andreno 612 and 616 will also be superior solutions.

With the 3DMark – Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score the Andreno 610 scores 25219 Points  while the Mali G72 gets 24388

In 3DMark – Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) the Andreno gets 1135 Point while the Mali G72 does have a small edge with 1164

Antutu & Geekbench Benchmark Scores

The Exynos 9611 scores 1,690 points for single-core and 5,540 points for multi-core.

The Exynos 9610 is unsurprisingly almost identical 1,680 points for single-core and 5,446 points in multi-core.

In Geekbench the Snapdragon 665 scores 1,537 points in single-core and 5,707 points in multi-core.

The Snapdragon 675 scores 2,390 points in single-core and 6,592 points in multi-core.

Finally, Snapdragon 712 scores  1,910 points in single-core and 6,000 points in multi-core on Geekbench. So the new A76 shows its advantages, while it is clocked lower it outperforms the A75.

Moving on to Antutu, there are not any results for the Exynos 9611 but we can assume it will be almost identical to the Exynos 9610 which scores 151,136 points.

This puts it ahead of the Snapdragon 665 which scores 139,495.

However, the Exynos then falls behind the next two Snaprdogn chipsets with the SD 675 scoring 175,897 and then the SD712 being slightly ahead with 177,312

Phone Price Comparisons

Perhaps the most interesting comparison is what phones are available and for what price.

I will point out that a phone is not always defined by its chipset. The Pixel 3a uses the Snapdragon 660 and costs £400 but many would regard it as a superior phone to many of the ones listed below.

Exynos 9610 & Exynos 9611 Phones

Snapdragon 665 Phones

Snapdragon 675 Phones

Snapdragon 712 & 710 Phones

Samsung Exynos 9611 vs 9610 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 vs 675 vs 710 Specification Table

 Exynos 9611Exynos 9610Snapdragon 665Snapdragon 675Snapdragon 712
Model NumberExynos 9611Exynos 9610SDM665SDM675SDM712
CPU4x Cortex-A73 cores @2.3 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 cores @1.7 GHz
4x Cortex-A73 cores @2.3 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 cores @1.7 GHz
4x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold - Cortex-A73
4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver - Cortex-A53
2x Kryo 460 (CA76)@ 2.0GHz
6x Kryo 460 (CA55)@ 1.7GHz
2x 2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold - Cortex-A75
6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver - Cortex-A55
GPUMali-G72 MP3Mali-G72 MP3Adreno 610Adreno 612Adreno 616
RAMLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X8GB, LPDDR4X (1866 MHz)
Dual-channels
StorageUFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1
ModemIntegrated LTE modemIntegrated LTE modemSnapdragon X12 LTESnapdragon X12 LTESnapdragon X15
Display2560x1600p Full HD+2560x1600p Full HD+FHD+ (2520x1080)FHD+ (2520x1080)3360x1440p QHD+
HDR10
Process10nm10nm11nm11nm10nm
ISPYesYesSpectra 165 ISP dual ISPSpectra 250Spectra 250 with 2x ISP
AIYesYesHexagon 686 DSPHexagon 685Hexagon 685
CameraSingle 24MP (enhanced up to 64MP) orSingle 24MP orSingle camera: up to 25 MP, MFNR,
ZSL, 30 fps
Single camera: up to 25 MP, MFNR,
ZSL, 30 fps
Single 25MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps, 48MP, MFNR or 192MP
Dual 16MP + 16MPDual 16MP + 16MPDual camera: up to 16 MP, MFNR, ZSL,
30 fps
Dual camera: up to 16 MP, MFNR, ZSL,
30 fps
Dual 16MP + 16MP MFNR, ZSL, 30fps
LTE SpeedD/L Speed: 600 MbpsD/L Speed: 600 MbpsSnapdragon X12 LTESnapdragon X12 LTESnapdragon X15 LTE Modem
Downlink 3CADownlink 3CAD/L Speed: 600 MbpsD/L Speed: 600 MbpsD/L Speed: 800 Mbps
U/L Speed: 150 MbpsU/L Speed: 150 MbpsU/L Speed: 150 MbpsU/L Speed: 150 MbpsU/L Speed: 150 Mbps
Video4K ultra HD @120fps, 1080p @480fps, 720p HD @960fp4K ultra HD @120fps, 1080p @480fps, 720p HD @960fp 4K video capture @ 30 fps 4K video capture @ 30 fpsUp to 4K Ultra HD
H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9)H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9) H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9 H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9)
Fast ChargingAdaptive Fast ChargingAdaptive Fast ChargingQuick Charge 3.0Quick Charge 3.0Quick Charge 4+
GeekBenchSingle-Core: 1690Single-Core: 1680Single-Core: 1,537Single-Core: 2,390Single-Core: 1,910
Multi-Core: 5540Multi-Core: 5446Multi-Core: 5,707Multi-Core: 6,592Multi-Core: 6,000
AntutuN/A1,51,136 points1,39,4951,75,8971,87,000 points

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