Exynos 9825 chipset has just been released by Samsung, a few hours before the official launch of the long-awaited Note 10. The new chipset is an upgrade of the Exynos 9820 chipset which powers the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus. Exynos 9825 is built with the 7nm manufacturing process. The Korean tech giant says that the new SoC is better than its predecessor in many ways.
The new SoC is not the first in the 7nm processing technology. Apple’s A12 (7nm) bionic was released in September 2018 while Huawei announced its first 7nm chip, the Kirin 980 in August 2018 and released later the same year. Its predecessor, the Exynos 9820 is built on the 8nm manufacturing process. Exynos 9825 is the first chip with EUV processing technology.
According to Samsung, the 9825 will offer better gaming performance, better graphics and is more power-efficient than previous generation chipsets. The company insists that this new chip focuses more on improving efficiency and not on achieving higher numbers on benchmarks.
The LTE modem on the new SOC is Shannon 5000. The only way to achieve 5G connectivity in smartphones powered by this SoC is by pairing it with Exynos Modem 5100.
The cluster of 9825 remains the same as that of the 9820. It consists of 2 Cortex A75 cores, 2 M4 Cheetah core, and 4 Cortex A55 cores. The processing speeds are expected to be the same as those of Exynos 9820.