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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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
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
- Samsung Galaxy A50 – £264
- Samsung Galaxy A50s – £ 329.00
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 9611||Exynos 9610||Snapdragon 665||Snapdragon 675||Snapdragon 712|
|Model Number||Exynos 9611||Exynos 9610||SDM665||SDM675||SDM712|
|CPU||4x 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
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Mali-G72 MP3||Adreno 610||Adreno 612||Adreno 616|
|RAM||LPDDR4X||LPDDR4X||LPDDR4X||LPDDR4X||8GB, LPDDR4X (1866 MHz)|
|Storage||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1|
|Modem||Integrated LTE modem||Integrated LTE modem||Snapdragon X12 LTE||Snapdragon X12 LTE||Snapdragon X15|
|Display||2560x1600p Full HD+||2560x1600p Full HD+||FHD+ (2520x1080)||FHD+ (2520x1080)||3360x1440p QHD+|
|ISP||Yes||Yes||Spectra 165 ISP dual ISP||Spectra 250||Spectra 250 with 2x ISP|
|AI||Yes||Yes||Hexagon 686 DSP||Hexagon 685||Hexagon 685|
|Camera||Single 24MP (enhanced up to 64MP) or||Single 24MP or||Single 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 + 16MP||Dual 16MP + 16MP||Dual camera: up to 16 MP, MFNR, ZSL,|
|Dual camera: up to 16 MP, MFNR, ZSL,|
|Dual 16MP + 16MP MFNR, ZSL, 30fps|
|LTE Speed||D/L Speed: 600 Mbps||D/L Speed: 600 Mbps||Snapdragon X12 LTE||Snapdragon X12 LTE||Snapdragon X15 LTE Modem|
|Downlink 3CA||Downlink 3CA||D/L Speed: 600 Mbps||D/L Speed: 600 Mbps||D/L Speed: 800 Mbps|
|U/L Speed: 150 Mbps||U/L Speed: 150 Mbps||U/L Speed: 150 Mbps||U/L Speed: 150 Mbps||U/L Speed: 150 Mbps|
|Video||4K ultra HD @120fps, 1080p @480fps, 720p HD @960fp||4K ultra HD @120fps, 1080p @480fps, 720p HD @960fp||4K video capture @ 30 fps||4K video capture @ 30 fps||Up 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), VP9||H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9)|
|Fast Charging||Adaptive Fast Charging||Adaptive Fast Charging||Quick Charge 3.0||Quick Charge 3.0||Quick Charge 4+|
|GeekBench||Single-Core: 1690||Single-Core: 1680||Single-Core: 1,537||Single-Core: 2,390||Single-Core: 1,910|
|Multi-Core: 5540||Multi-Core: 5446||Multi-Core: 5,707||Multi-Core: 6,592||Multi-Core: 6,000|
|Antutu||N/A||1,51,136 points||1,39,495||1,75,897||1,87,000 points|
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