Confirmed, Australian Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ hardware spec

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones were in-store here in Australia, but at the time I was still uncertain as to how they’d be fitted out. Now Samsung advises me that the Australian version are in fact fitted with Samsung’s own brand processors, the Exynos 8895. And they’ll be fitted with 64GB of RAM (to which up to 256GB on microSD can be added).

So, should we be upset that we’re getting an Exynos 8895 rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835? No, not at all. Almost all benchmarks are showing a modest processing performance advantage for the Exynos over the Snapdragon. And of their other stuff, they do everything pretty much the same, including supporting LTE download speeds of one gigabit per second.