Early this morning, Samsung unveiled its new Exynos 9825 chipset which is based on the company’s new 7-nanometer EUV (extreme ultra-violet) silicon manufacturing. The new chipset is said to be similar to the Exynos 9820 which uses the 8-nanometer manufacturing process, using the same Cheetah M4 cores and Mali-G76 GPU. That being said, it will likely be slightly more powerful and power-efficient. Samsung has not shared the official numbers, but we will likely hear more about the chip during the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 which will be unveiled later this afternoon.
The new chipset also includes an updated 4G LTE model which tops out at 2Gbps, Samsung’s “neural processing unit” to improve image processing, Unfortunately, we’ll likely have to wait until next year for Samsung to release an Exynos chip with integrated 5G connectivity. The 5G variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 released in Asian markets will likely be accompanied by Samsung’s Exynos 5100 5G modem which has also been used on the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
The Samsung Exynos 9825 chipset will most likely be used inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 which sells outside of the US. Samsung’s chip architecture has typically been on the same power scale as Qualcomm’s high-end chips, but the recent Exynos 9820 did lag a bit behind the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The hope is that this new chip will be able to match the performance offered by Qualcomm’s chips.