Samsung reveals details about its flagship processor that will power Galaxy S10

Yolanda Curtis
November 14, 2018

Samsung is expected to start mass producing the new Exynos 9820 before the end of the year.

Other things to note about the Exynos 9820 are that it includes an integrated NPU (neural processing unit), allowing it to carry out AI tasks over seven times faster than its predecessor.

The new 8nm process Exynos 9820 succeeds the 10nm Exynos 9810, which powered Galaxy S9 models outside the USA while U.S. models ran on Qualcomm's 10nm Snapdragon 845. Compared to the Exynos 9810, the CPU on the Exynos 9820 offers 15% better multi-core performance and the GPU offers 40% better performance.

Although the Galaxy S9 launched with Android 8 Oreo, Samsung recently announced its next-generation software skin called One UI that will run over Android 9 Pie.

The latest leak comes from frequent phone tipster Evan Blass, who has a track record of sharing info on upcoming Samsung phones. These will consist of a standard camera sensor, a wide-angle lens, and a telephone lens. When you unfold it, the device looks like a normal tablet, but if you prefer a smaller version of the display, you can simply fold the display's left side behind the rest.

Model numbers SM-G9500, SM-G9550 and SM-N9500 are listed on the WiFi Alliance certification website, notes the report, and these are all Chinese variants of the Galaxy phones.

The next rumored feature is an in-display fingerprint sensor.

According to the US Trademark and Patent Office document filed by Samsung, its fullscreen in-display fingerprint scanner uses a secondary, low-power processor to work. "With hardware and software working together in harmony, see only what you need, using and viewing your phone with an experience that feels second nature".

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