Just recently, two tech giants in face of Huawei and Apple launched their new flagship chips of the Kirin 980 and A12/A12X, respectively. They provide much better performance than their previous generation models. This statement refers not only to the core performance but also to the power consumption. Among them, the Apple A12X scored 560,000 on AnTuTu. This is perfect, but we should remember it’s exclusive to iOS devices. In this sense, the Android camp should do its best to catch up with the Cupertino-based company. This morning, Samsung officially released the latest flagship SoC, namely the Exynos 9820. It is based on the Samsung 8nm LPP FinFET process. It’s officially claimed that the power consumption is reduced by 10% compared to the previous 10nm LPP process.
The CPU’s octa-core architecture use two self-developed M4 large cores + two Cortex A75 large cores + four A55 small cores. The performance is better than the previous generation 9810. Say, the single core performance is increased by 20%, while the overall performance is increased by 40%.
The GPU was upgraded to the Mali-G76 MP12, which improved performance by up to 40% compared to the 9810 and increased energy efficiency by 35%. It is worth noting that the Exynos 9820 is Samsung’s first SoC product with integrated NPU. The AI computing performance is up to 600% compared to the previous generation.
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it supports up to 4K UHD (2160×4096 pixels) and WQUXGA (2400×3840 pixels) displays, UFS 3.0 and UFS 2.1 storage, LPDDR4x memory, up to 22MP back and front cameras, and if it’s a dual camera setup then it supports up to two 16MP lenses.
In addition, the performance of the baseband is quite strong. The Exynos 9820 SoC comes with an LTE-Advanced Pro modem that supports LTE Category 20 and claims to offer downlink speed of up to 2.0Gbps with 8x carrier aggregation (CA) and uplink speed of up to 316Mbps. This modem also supports 4×4 Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO), 256-QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation), and Enhanced Licensed-Assisted Access (eLAA) technology.
Samsung officially announced that the Exynos 9820 will be mass-produced by the end of this year, and it is likely to start on the S10 series next year.