Samsung Exynos 9825 announced as the first 7nm EUV based SoC

Exynos 9825 will power Galaxy Note 10 series

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Samsung announced Exynos 9825 SoC just hours before the Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked event. It is the industry’s first mobile processor built with 7nm EUV (Extreme ultraviolet lithography) manufacturing process. Samsung vaunts performance improvements in terms of AI, graphics, speed, and power-efficiency. Considering the fact that it will be powering the Note 10 phones, let’s see what new it brings to the table.

Samsung Exynos 9825: What’s new?

The 7nm EUV process is the highlight of the new chip, which promises up to 20-30 percent higher transistor performance while utilizing 30-50 percent less power. Samsung highlights the importance of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths in printing finer circuits which reportedly confers a faster and more power-efficient processor.

Samsung Exynos 9825 announced

The CPU and GPU core structure remain intact as its predecessor Exynos 9820 with two custom M4 cores, teamed with two Cortex A75 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. The only apparent difference is an enhanced Cortex A75 performance, possibly resulting in a clock speed jump from 2.3 GHz to 2.4 GHz. Samsung hasn’t spelled out any change in CPU and GPU clock speeds. Else, there isn’t much different, at least on paper. We will have to wait until the phones see the daylight.

We understand Samsung has used the advanced fabrication process on an identical circuit primarily to bring about power efficiency.

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Samsung Exynos 9825: Features

The brand touts an efficient on-device AI favoring object recognition for optimized photos, enhanced performance in terms of usage pattern recognition and faster app pre-loading.

Samsung Exynos 9825 launched

It is also 5G equipped thanks to the Exynos Modem 5100, which features support for 5G NR (New Radio). The 4G LTE-Advanced Pro modem and 8x Carrier Aggregation could bolster reliable and fast connectivity (up to 2Gbps download speeds).

The Exynos 9825 also brings multi-format codec (MFC) support including 10-bit HEVC (H.265) up to 8K Ultra HD video encoding and decoding. This will be compatible with 4K UHD resolution and HDR10+ display.

Samsung Exynos 9825 is official

It also houses a physically unclonable function (PUF) subsystem that is capable of encrypting and securely storing your data in perfect isolation.

We are awaiting the Galaxy Note 10 series debut to unpack and test the aforementioned features and claims.

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Samsung Exynos 9825 vs Exynos 9820 Specs

Mobile Platform Samsung Exynos 9825 Samsung Exynos 9820
  • 2x M4
  • 2x Cortex A75
  • 4x Cortex A55

*clock speeds unknown

  • 2x M4 @ 2.73 GHz, 2x 512KB pL2
  • 2x Cortex A75 @ 2.31 GHz, 2x 256KB pL2
  • 4x Cortex A55 @ 1.95 GHz, No pL2’s Shared complex sL3 @ 4MB
Manufacturing Process Samsung 7nm EUV Samsung 8nm LPP
GPU Mali G76MP12

*clock speed unknown

Mali G76MP12 @ 702 MHz
RAM 4x 16-bit CH

LPDDR4X @ 2093MHz

4x 16-bit CH

LPDDR4X @ 2093MHz

Modem Shannon 5000 Integrated LTE

(Category 20/13)

DL = 2000 Mbps

8x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

UL = 316 Mbps

3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

Shannon 5000 Integrated LTE

(Category 20/13)

DL = 2000 Mbps

8x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

UL = 316 Mbps

3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

ISP Rear: 22MP

Front: 22MP

Dual: 16MP+16MP

Rear: 22MP

Front: 22MP

Dual: 16MP+16MP

Encode/Decode 8K30 & 4K150 encode & decode

H.265/HEVC, H.264, VP9

8K30 & 4K150 encode & decode

H.265/HEVC, H.264, VP9


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