Galaxy Note 20: New leak claims Samsung's next flagship will be powered by an Exynos 992
With the Galaxy S20 series all done with, Samsung is now setting its sights towards the launch of its next flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 20. A few leaks have already given some information on the Note 20, but yet another rumor has surfaced pertaining to the upcoming premium device.
According to a report by ZDNet Korea, Samsung is working on an Exynos 992 that will debut on the Galaxy Note 20. The Exynos 992 is expected to be built on Samsung's new 6nm manufacturing node, an upgrade on the 7nm EUV process the Exynos 990 was built on.
An Exynos 992 on the Galaxy Note 20 wouldn't be at all surprising, as Samsung has shown its willingness to develop improved SoCs for the Galaxy Note series. The Galaxy Note 10 phones, for example, featured a 7nm Exynos 9825; over the 8nm Exynos 9820 on the Galaxy S10 series.
The Exynos 992 will likely be an attempt to right the wrongs of the Exynos 990—an SoC that has received plenty of flak for not being on par with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865. A more efficient manufacturing process should allow the Exynos 992 to, perhaps, offer sustained performance and efficiency over the Exynos 990.
Rumors from months ago also claimed Samsung had ended production of its custom Mongoose cores, so it'll be interesting to see if the Exynos 992 does eschew the M5 cores in favor of ARM's standard offerings.