Samsung explains the performance gains on Exynos 9820 in pictures


The Samsung Exynos 9820 got official last year, and we’ll see the SoC in the upcoming flagships from Samsung.

“The driving force behind the mobile experience’s radical transformation is a mobile processor hidden beneath the surface”, says the company in a post.

The post from Samsung describes the brain inside the upcoming Galaxy S10. The latest iteration of Exynos is a mix of custom cores and ARM designs, put in a tri-cluster setup. The M4 cores can deliver 20% more performance than last year’s M3 cores in performing heavy tasks. The power-efficient tasks are get done by Cortex-A75 cores, and four A55 cores accomplish basic tasks.

The Mali-G76 12-core GPU on the new Exynos deliver 40% more performance in opposition to the last year’s offering. Also, It makes use of 34% less energy. The Samsung Galaxy S9 makes use of 18-core GPU. However, the G76 cores doubles the execution units in comparison to the G72. Hence, the new GPU is more efficient than the older ones.

That’s not all! The new Exynos 9820 makes use of 8nm LPP fabrication process. Well, that means the new SoC requires 10% less power in comparison to the last years Exynos 9810 that makes use of 10nm LPP process.

Interestingly, the SoC is capable of supporting up to 5 camera modules. Also, there exists an option to record an 8K video using a 10-bit HEVC codec. With that said, the 8K displays on mobiles are still far away. The latest SoC’s from tech giants are focusing more on the 4K display technlogy. The Exynos 9820 supports 4K displays with HDR10+ and dynamic tone mapping.

Another significant aspect of Exynos 9820 is its NPU. The new neural processing unit (NPU) is seven times faster than the one in the Galaxy S9. Well, that means the phone can learn AI tasks locally without reaching the cloud servers. That means the AI on the upcoming Samsung phones will serve faster. It will be more secure at the same time.

Lastly, the Exynos 9820 has got an LTE-Advanced Pro modem capable of LTE Cat 20 speeds – that’s up to 2Gbps downloads. The chipset has no 5G ready modem, but the company may pair it with Exynos Modem 5100 for 5G connctivity.