Samsung has finally unveiled Exynos 9820 SoC, the same chip which will be powering the upcoming Galaxy flagship devices. Exynos is Samsung’s own in-house SOC (System-on-Chip) for its Flagship and Mid-Range devices and this new Exynos 9820 chip from the Korean Semiconductor is set to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 & Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 980.
Specifications: Exynos 9820
The new Exynos 9820 is based on 8nm LPP Finfet fabrication process which is a step down compared to Apple’s A12X bionic & Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 980, both of which are based on the 7 nm fabrication process. It's a much-needed improvement over its predecessor which was based on 10 nm fabrication process. This new fabrication process reduces the power consumption by up to 10% compared to 9810, claims the chip manufacturer.
Exynos 9820 also comes with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to handle AI related tasks. According to Samsung, this dedicated NPU can make AI related task handling 7 times faster than its predecessor Exynos 9810. The chip comes with Samsung’s 4th Generation of Custom Cores, with a tri-cluster setup, A Dual Core (Custom CPU), Dual Core (Cortex A75) & a Quad Core (Cortex A55). This new tri-cluster setup should boost Single-Core performance & reduce power consumption by a significant margin. To handle the graphics related processes there is an ARM Mali™-G76 MP12 GPU onboard.
8K Video Capture
The SoC is also capable of encoding-decoding 8K videos at 30 FPS and 4K videos at 150 FPS. There a new and advanced Image Signal Processing unit on board with support for up to 5 camera sensors including IR sensor for face recognition & other IR related tasks. The new LTE-Advanced Pro Cat.20 modem is capable of 2 Gbps (DL) & 316 Mbps (UL). This modem doesn't come with 5G support.
Talking about security, The chip also incorporates PUF (Physically Unclonable Function) technology, which supports a variety of Security Protocols like Key Generation, Storage & derivation to name a few.
Samsung will start by mass production of the chips by the end of this year which means all the upcoming flagship devices will make use of the same chip. That's all we have for you folks. Stay tuned for more awesome product launches and latest Android related news. If you have any suggestions leave it in the comment section below.