Samsung Galaxy S10 in most regions outside the US shall now be powered by Samsung’s latest high-end chipset, Exynos 9820.
The new octa-core Exynos 9820 boasts of two custom cores designed to provide “ultimate processing power”, two Cortex-A75 cores for guaranteeing optimal performance, and four Cortex-A55 cores for increased efficiency. Along with such an impressive design, Exynos 9820’s single core performance is allegedly up to 20% better than that of Exynos 9810 powering Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9; and its power efficiency can be boosted by up to 40%, while the multi-core performance beats 9810’s performance by 15%.
The Exynos 9820 is expected to boost gaming as well since Samsung claims its Mali-G76 MP12 GPU offers a 40% improvement in gaming performance or 35% more power efficiency.
Exynos 9820 shall make the device and its battery more efficient; an efficiency that has been built in from the ground up, with the Exynos 9820 being an 8nm chipset, reducing power consumption by up to 10% compared to the 10nm Exynos 9810.
Exynos 9820 includes an integrated NPU (neural processing unit), allowing it to carry out AI tasks more than 7 times faster than the 9810; apart from supporting displays with resolutions of up to 3840 x 2400 or 4096 x 2160, single-lens cameras of up to 22MP, and dual-lens cameras of 16MP, and 8K video recording at 30 frames per second. So far as mobile download speed is concerned, Exynos 9820 allows download speed to theoretically reach 2Gbps; but it does not support 5G, yet.
Coming to its cons, while competing chipsets like the Kirin 980 in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the A12 Bionic in the iPhone XS are already 7nm; Exynos 9820 is still lagging behind at 8nm. However, Samsung is allegedly working on a 5G version of S10, and it may be that the company comes up with a 7nm chipset to serve the purpose.
Be that as it may, Exynos 9820 is still packing a massive amount of power and is expected to make Samsung Galaxy S10 one of the most powerful phones of 2019.