When it comes to Samsung’s smartphones, consumers are offered a variety of choices in terms of build, display, cameras and chipset. If you have been keenly following the world of technology for a while, then you must be having an idea about Samsung’s Exynos lineup of chipsets — the ones that power a majority of Samsung’s smartphone lineup in markets outside America. They even power the flagship S and Note series of handsets. Now, there’s a new one coming to the market early next week.
Samsung has announced that they will unveil the successor to the Exynos 9810 chip in the coming week. The Exynos 9810 is presently the most powerful chipset from Samsung and powers the Galaxy S9 as well as the Note 9 handsets. The successor is expected to be called the Exynos 9820 and promises a major leap in terms of raw performance.
The 9820 is expected to be Samsung’s first smartphone chipset to be manufactured using a 7nm FinFET manufacturing process. The new process is expected to enhance performance by up to 20 per cent while reducing the power consumption by up to 50 per cent. Samsung is also teasing neural processing capabilities and if the rumours are to be believed in this regard, then we could be expecting a dual-core neural processing unit to take care of all the artificial intelligence stuff.
Additionally, Samsung could also be one of the first few chipset manufacturers to officially unveil a SoC with 5G capabilities. Samsung could pair the Exynos 9820 with the Exynos 5100 5G modem, making the next Samsung flagship one of the first few smartphones with 5G capability.
The first obvious outing for the Exynos 9820 would be the Galaxy S10 series expected to be unveiled early next year. The new Exynos flagship SoC could also underpin the foldable phone that Samsung demoed at this week’s Developer Conference.