Samsung Exynos 9825 officially announced
After just half a year since the launch of the Exynos 9820, Samsung is now finally making the jump to 7 nm with the new Exynos 9825. Due to production limitations, the Exynos 9820 was built on the proprietary 8 nm node and it did not really match the Snapdragon 855, but Samsung recently gained access to its own 7 nm EUV manufacturing nodes, which should boost transistor performance by 20-30% and lower power requirements by 30-50% for the new Exynos 9825.
While the same tri-cluster core architecture from the Exynos 9820 is preserved, the exact clock speeds for the CPUs and ARM Mali-G76 GPU will be announced with the official Note 10 launch later today. Samsung hinted that the clock speeds are definitely higher compared to the Exynos 9820 chip and this will help smooth out load times and increase framerates in games.
The new NPU (neural processing unit) included with the latest SoC will be linked to the ISP (image signal processor) in order to facilitate faster object recognition and balance colors for “true to life” results. Additionally, the NPU can now recognize the smartphone owner’s usage patterns and enable faster app preloading or selective overclocking for demanding games.
Even though the Exynos 9825 itself does not feature an integrated 5G modem, it can be paired with the Exynos Modem 5100 in order to provide 5G connectivity. It does integrate a 4G LTE Cat. 20 modem, however.
Samsung recently announced that the production of LPDDR5 memory has already started, but it looks like it will be a while until we will see the first devices that support this standard since the Note 10 powered by the Exynos 9825 only supports LPDDR4x.
More features may be revealed with the official unveiling for the Note 10, so make sure to check the event coverage later today.