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Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC and 5G RF chips already in the works

The Exynos 9820 is expected to arrive in early 2019. (Source: Samsung)
The Exynos 9820 is expected to arrive in early 2019. (Source: Samsung)
A Samsung Engineer leaked the fact that he has been working on the next gen Exynos 9820 since January 2018 on his LinkedIn profile. Additionally, the same engineer has been working on a 5G RF chip that is expected to be integrated directly in the Exynos 9820 ever since May 2017. These chips are expected to debut in early 2019.
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Even though Samsung uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs for a wide array of mobile devices, the Korean company also manufactures its own Exynos SoCs that usually power the high-end devices that are especially sold outside of the North American and Chinese markets. Currently, the most advanced Exynos chip is the 9810 model that powers the S9/S9+ global models, while the North American and Chinese models get a Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Exynos 9180 was announced back in January this year, but a recent LinkedIn profile of one of Samsung’s engineers revealed that the company has already started working on a successor for the flagship processor.

According to the LinkedIn profile, work on the Exynos 9820 began in January this year, and the Samsung engineer appears to have been working on a 5G RF chip based on the RISC-V architecture ever since May 2017, which could reinforce a 2019 release for the 5G smartphones. Unfortunately, the profile does not mention any specs for the Exynos 9820 SoC, but previous leaks revealed that this chip will be manufactured using the 7 nm EUV fabrication process. Moreover, the 5G RF chip mentioned in the profile is most likely to be integrated directly in the Exynos 9820 SoC that should be powering next year’s successors of the Galaxy S9/S9+.

As a side note, the profile also indicates the fact that the Exynos 9810 was under development for 11 months, meaning that the 9820 SoC could be released in early 2019.

The details taken from Samsung's engineer LinkedIn profile (Source: LinkedIn)
The details taken from Samsung's engineer LinkedIn profile (Source: LinkedIn)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1497 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-04- 5 (Update: 2018-04- 5)