To learn more about the silicon content of a Galaxy S8, I decided to identify many of the components in a US AT&T model. The following list is not intended to be particularly comprehensive. If any of the ICs listed below are outdated, there are likely newer revisions of these components in the phone.
ams TMD4906 optical module — ambient light sensor (ALS) + proximity sensor + IR LED
STMicroelectronics LSM6DSL SiP with accelerometer + gyroscope
STMicroelectronics LPS22HB barometer
Asahi Kasei Microdevices AK09916C magnetometer
Maxim Integrated MAX86907E heart rate monitor
Sealed Sensor Connector (SSC) System - maybe from TE Connectivity?
Semtech SX9320 grip sensor (an “ultra-low power capacitive Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) controller” for detection of RF attenuation by the user’s hand)
ARM CoreLink MMU-500 system memory management unit
Qualcomm Adreno Venus 3XX video decoder/encoder (annoyingly marketed as a “VPU”)
Qualcomm WCD9341/9340 Aqstic (Tavil?) audio codec
Broadcom BCM4361 Wi-Fi combo chip in a Murata module (Yes, Broadcom is still making mobile Wi-Fi combos.)
Toshiba THGBF7G9L4LBATRA 64 GB UFS 2.0 NAND + controller
Sony IMX333 and IMX320 BSI CMOS image sensors
Synaptics Namsan fingerprint sensor
Silicon Mitus SM5720 PMIC?
Maxim Integrated MAX98506 digital audio codec (DAC) + headphone amplifier (Hilariously, there are people selling this online as a USB charging controller for some reason.)
NXP PN553 NFC controller
Texas Instruments DRV2624 haptic driver
RichWave RTC6213N single-chip broadcast FM radio tuner
Xilinx XC4000 FPGA? (not sure)
Xilinx XC5000 FPGA? (not sure)
NXP PCAL6524-GPIO GPIO expander
Trustonic Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)
Possibly a Microchip USB controller?
There might be an Xceive XC2028 TV tuner in Korean GS8 models.
Used in system bring-up:
ARM CoreSight STM-500 System Trace Macrocell
Though they’re not terribly useful to publish, here are also some web benchmark results for reference:
JetStream 1.1 (Samsung browser): 75.710 +/- 0.26588
JetStream 1.1 (Chrome): 67.077 +/- 0.56466
Kraken 1.1 (Samsung browser): 2,342.0ms +/- 0.9%
Kraken 1.1 (Chrome): 2,837.6ms +/- 0.5%
Octane 2.0 (Samsung browser): 12,541
Octane 2.0 (Chrome): 11,322
WebXPRT 2015 (Samsung browser): 166 +/- 4
WebXPRT 2015 (Chrome): 158 +/- 3
Note that the beta of the Samsung browser is testing faster at the moment.
If anyone who works with silicon has any corrections, please let me know. I will have more to say on the GS8 in the future. For now I recommend following AnandTech’s technical hardware coverage.