Samsung Exynos 9611 vs Exynos 9610: What upgrades does the new mid-range processor offer?

ByGoraud Mazanec 2019-09-21 24674

If you buy a Samsung smartphone in the coming months, you might come across the Exynos 9611 octa-core. This is the name of the newest mid-range mobile processor from the Korean company. It has been equipped on the newly announced smartphones - Samsung Galaxy M30s and Galaxy A50s. Judging by the technical specifications, the Exynos 9611 appears as a slightly improved version of the Exynos 9610 chip.

Samsung Exynos 9611 vs Exynos 9610 

Samsung Exynos 9611 vs Exynos 9610: specs and Geekbench score comparison

Processor name

Samsung Exynos 9611

Samsung Exynos 9610


Octa-core (4x Cortex-A73 cores @2.3 GHz & 4x Cortex-A53 cores @1.7 GHz)

Octa-core (4x Cortex-A73 cores @2.3 GHz & 4x Cortex-A53 cores @1.7 GHz)


Mali-G72 MP3

Mali-G72 MP3





UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1

UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1


2520x1600p Full HD+

2520x1600p Full HD+




LTE modem

LTE Cat.12 3CA 600Mbps (DL) /
Cat.13 2CA 150Mbps (UL)

LTE Cat.12 3CA 600Mbps (DL) /
Cat.13 2CA 150Mbps (UL)


Wi-Fi 402.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio

Wi-Fi 402.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio





Single camera 24MP (up to 64MP) or
Dual camera 16MP + 16MP

Single 24MP or
Dual 16MP + 16MP


4K UHD 120fps encoding and decoding with HEVC(H.265) and H.264, and decoding with VP9

4K UHD 120fps encoding and decoding with HEVC(H.265) and H.264, and decoding with VP9

GeekBench score

Single-Core: 1690
Multi-Core: 5540

Single-Core: 1640
Multi-Core: 5446


Samsung Exynos 9611 vs Exynos 9610: The similarities

According to the specs above, most specs of the Samsung Exynos 9611 and Exynos 9610 are same. As we can see, both of them adopt 10nm manufacturing process and eight cores: four 2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 and, for less demanding tasks, four Cortex-A53 cores, and the same Mali-G72 MP3 GPU to handle game graphics, rendering and interface navigation. In addition, the specs of the memory storage and video performance are also same.

Samsung Exynos 9611 

Like the Exynos 9610, the Exynos 9611 also features 4G LTE connectivity (not 5G yet) through the integrated modem that offers 600 Mbps downlink and up to 150 Mbps uplink for streaming and transmission. The devices will have support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and FM radio, in addition to the GNSS system that includes GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo.

However, there are still some differences. Let’s show you more below.

Samsung Exynos 9611 vs Exynos 9610: Main upgrades

Compared to the predecessor, the Samsung Exynos 9611 offers two main upgrades.

Upgrade 1. More excellent camera performance

The Samsung Exynos 9611 supports up to 64MP single camera or 16MP + 16MP dual cameras. However, the Exynos 9610 only supports 24MP single camera and dual 16MP + 16MP dual cameras.    

So, one of the biggest upgrades of the new Exynos 9611 chip is to focus even more on cameras, offering several level experiences that users find in more expensive smartphones such as improvements in image processing, a neural network engine and artificial intelligence capabilities using deep-learning.

new Exynos 9611 chip  

With the Exynos 9611's new visual image processing unit, the device can analyse analog image and video signals and identify objects and the environment in the scene, enabling even richer photography and smarter, faster and more efficient support services.

An improvement in intelligent depth perception has also been implemented so that the device can capture portrait mode images even using a single camera. In addition, the chipset enables the device to offer solutions such as wide-angle cameras and telephoto.

 Exynos 9611's new visual image processing unit 

Upgrade 2. Enhanced AI capabilities

The Exynos 9611 is designed to offer better artificial intelligence capabilities through a deep-learning technology. The AI capabilities will not only promote the photography qualities, but also will offer users more intelligent assistant services.

Samsung Exynos 9611 vs Exynos 9610: who is more powerful?

There is no doubt that the upgraded version Samsung Exynos 9611 is more powerful than its predecessor. And that also reflects on their GeekBench Score. According to the GeekBech test, the Samsung Exynos 9611 scores 1690 poins in Single-score and 5540 points in Multi-core, while the Samsung Exynos 9610 gets lower scores in both Single-score and Multi-core (Single core: 1640; Multi-core: 5446).

In addition to the GeenBench test, the Samsung Exynos 9611 really has better performance in camera and AI capabilities.      

Samsung Galaxy M30s is the first smartphone powered by Exynos 9611 chip 

As we have mentioned at the beginning, one of the first smartphones powered by the Exynos 9611 is the Samsung Galaxy M30s, a smartphone newly released in India market with the starting price of 13999 rupees (about $197), which brings a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen, 6,000mAh battery and triple rear cameras consisting of a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens and a 5MP depth lens.

Samsung Galaxy M30s​ 

Later, there will be more and more mid-range phones adopt the latest Samsung Exynos 9611 processor.     

As pointed out at the beginning of the post, one of the first smartphones based on the Exynos 9611 was recently announced: it is the Samsung Galaxy M30s, which brings AMOLED screen of 6.4 inches, battery of 6,000 mAh and triple camera in the rear (48 + 8 + 5 megapixels).

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