Samsung Galaxy S10 Might Feature Upcoming Exynos 9820 Chipset
Samsung will reportedly release a newer version of its flagship Exynos processor next year to power the upcoming Galaxy S10. The current flagship phones launched by Samsung are Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ those are powered by the Exynos 9810, and if we go by tradition, the same chip will also power this year’s Galaxy Note 9. Last year, the Galaxy S8 debuted with the Exynos 8895, which was the successor to the Exynos 8890 that powered the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7. And as per the leaked image by leakster Ice universe, the South Korean tech giant has started working on the Exynos 9820 SoC as the Exynos 9810 upgrade in January this year.
Hello，Exynos 9820。 pic.twitter.com/DCaM3TBKf2
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) April 3, 2018
The leak about the upcoming Samsung Exynos 9820 flagship SoC has been found in the list of projects on the LinkedIn profile of one of the Samsung engineers. The listing claims that the Samsung might have started the development of the upcoming chipset in January. The same person also listed Samsung’s 5G chip and the Exynos 9810 as his other projects.
According to the leak, the Exynos 9820 chipset will be the successor to the Exynos 9810 that is used in the Galaxy S9 and will also be used in the Galaxy Note 9. However, the technical specifications of this new chipset remain unknown but regardless of earlier reports, it seems improbable that Samsung will shift to the 7nm process for the Exynos 9820 as it may not have the production lines ready in time for the Galaxy S10 release.
However, we can expect a more powerful GPU and slightly higher clock speeds for the Samsung Exynos 9820, since the current Exynos 9810 is already capable of going up to 2.9 GHz, so we might see the 3GHz barrier broken by the upcoming processor. Improved power efficiency and support for 5G connectivity are also expected in upcoming SoC that is expected to power Samsung Galaxy S10.
However, it is too early to be sure just what the Exynos 9820 will offer, but in the coming months as development on the chip advances and Samsung starts testing it on an actual device (Galaxy S10), we can expect more details to emerge. Reports suggest that we will have to wait until after the Galaxy Note 9 is released to see some solid information on the company’s next flagship chipset.