Samsung is all set to launch its next-generation Exynos SoC at an event on November 14. The company has confirmed that a new Exynos SoC is incoming, and since this processor is expected to be a flagship level offering, it is expected to be used on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 flagship smartphones next year. While Samsung hasn’t revealed the name of this new chip, it is speculated to be called Exynos 9820, given Samsung’s naming tradition. Samsung’s new chip is reported to be built on the new 7-nanometer LPP (Low Power Plus) process.
The South Korean company has confirmed via its Exynos Twitter handle that the next-generation Exynos chip will be announced in a few days i.e. November 14. While the name is still a mystery, it is expected to be called the Exynos 9820 SoC that’s been tipped earlier. This SoC is rumoured to be built on the 7nm LPP process, said to deliver up to 50 percent lower power consumption and 20 percent performance improvement.
Samsung teases the chip with the tagline ‘intelligence from within’, hinting at a dedicated AI neural processing unit (NPU) that has been reported earlier as well. Previous reports state that the Exynos 9820 SoC will include a dual-core NPU to offer an enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) experience. The presence of the dedicated coprocessor is reported to handle neural network tasks as well as uplift image and video results. It is said that one of the major use cases of the new SoC will be to “enhance the camera” performance of the Galaxy S10, and is somewhat similar to how the Pixel Visual Core works on Google’s Pixel smartphones.
The dedicated NPU on the next Samsung flagship could help power deep learning for image and speech recognition tasks. The chip will process data and algorithms – without putting any additional burden on the core performance of the new Exynos SoC. Users can expect some improvements on the part of bokeh effect and portrait mode over what is available on the existing Galaxy series flagships.
Leaks also claim that the Exynos 9820 SoC will come with Mali-G76 MP18 GPU. The SoC is also said to have eight CPU cores in a DynamIQ architecture – with two Exynos M4 big cores, two Cortex-A75 or Cortex-A76 medium cores, and four Cortex-A55 small cores. The GPU, on the other hand, is reported to include 18 cores – identical to the Mali-G72 GPU available on the Exynos 9810. While the chip is set to be announced on November 14, it will be first integrated into the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone set to launch sometime early next year.