Samsung announces the new Tri-Group Exynos 9820 CPU based on a 8nm LPP architecture

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Samsung just announced the new Exynos 9820 SoC, the direct successor to their current flagship Exynos 9810. Samsung says the processor will hit mass production by the end of this year, meaning it should make it’s way to the new Galaxy S10. The new Tri-Group CPU has a 2+2+4 setup and a new Mali G76MP12 GPU. The 9820 is based on the new 8nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFET process and comes with a new modem capable of 2Gbps download and 316Mbps upload speeds.

Putting numbers to context, the new SoC will offer:

  • 20% boost in single core performance
  • 15% boost in multi-core performance
  • 50% enhancement in power efficiency
  • 40% better graphical improvement
  • 35% better power efficiency in graphical processing
  • 7x faster in AI related tasks

The camera capabilities have also been improved, with the new processor capable of 8k@30fps video recordings. The processor is also capable of 4k@150fps, a few huge numbers straight from Samsung. The new CPU now supports up to a 22MP sensor at the front and the rear. If you want dual sensors, it can do two 16MP camera setups. All this capable of HDR recording at 10bit color with encoding and decoding support of 8k@30fps or 4k@150fps.  samsung exynos 9820 8k

The new Tri-Cluster CPU setup includes two 4th gen Custom CPUs for highest levels of performance. The next two cores include Cortex A75s for performance and four Cortex A55s for maximum efficiency. No frequency numbers advertised in the launch today. There is, however, a new GPU, the Mali G76MP12 which should match its performance with the likes of Qualcomm and Apple’s GPUs at their best. Exynos 9820

There is also a new dedicated NPU, similar to Huawei and Apple’s neural engines implementations. Then there is the new modem that can do speeds of up to 2Gbps (LTE-A Cat.20 8CA) downloads and 316Mbps (Cat.20 3CA) uploads. Finally, there is a security chip that stores and manages personal and biometric data such as face recognition and fingerprints in isolation.

Samsung Exynos 9820 Specification:

  • Tri-Cluster (2x Custom + 2x Cortex A75 + 4x Cortex A55) CPU setup
  • ARM Mali G76MP12 GPU
  • Dedicated NPU
  • 8nm FinFET process
  • LTE-A Cat.20 8CA (2Gbps download)
  • Cat.20 3CA (316Mbps upload)
  • 8K@30fps, 4K@150fps

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