Samsung Unveils Exynos 9820 Processor Featuring 2 Gbps LTE Modem and Dedicated NPU


In the wake of the recently released Apple A12 Bionic — the A-series processor that powers the iPhone XS, the XS Max, and the XRSamsung Electronics has launched its own processor, Exynos 9820 chipset for smartphones. With die shrinkage from 10nm, this new release confirmed numerous features, which were mentioned on the rumor mill.

The SoC was introduced with 2 Gbps LTE modem, enhanced NPU, and Tri-cluster CPU. Based on the 8 nm Low Power Plus (LPP) FinFET process, this CPU evolved from the 10-nm Exynos 9810. The table below sheds more light on how the latest chipset, Exynos 9820, compares with its predecessor, the 9810.

Exynos 9820Exynos 9810
CPU2x Custom CPU + 2x Cortex-A75 + 4x Cortex-A554x Custom CPU + 4x Cortex-A55
GPUARM Mali G76 MP12ARM Mali G72 MP18
Process8nm FinFET10nm FinFET
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ModemLTE-A Cat.20 8CA with 2Gbps download
Cat.20 3CA with 316Mbps upload
LTE Cat.18 6CA with 1.2Gbps download)
Cat.18 2CA with 200Mbps upload

This new chipset will be mass-produced by the end of this year, Samsung avers. This means it is expected to feature in the Galaxy S10 launch, billed to take place in Q1 2019.

The Seoul, South Korea-headquartered tech giant implemented fourth generation CPU that has 2 custom cores for robust processing power, 2 Cortex-A75 cores for enhanced performance, along with another cluster of 4 Cortex-A55 units for remarkable efficiency.

Showing Samsung’s commitment to the upcoming 5G chipsets with 2Gbps downlink speeds, the latest processor will come with the LTE-Advanced Pro modem. However, the brand, which was founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-Chul deterred from making use of the next-gen term when it held its press release.


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