Exynos 9825 Is Official; Made on 7nm EUV Process, Comes With 8K 30FPS Video Encoding Support, Integrated NPU, 5G Support & More
Hours before the Unpacked event, Samsung has unveiled information about its most powerful mobile SoC to date; the Exynos 9825. Manufacturing on the Korean giant’s 7nm EUV process, it succeeds the 8nm Exynos 9820, with Samsung’s latest technology promising up to 20-30 percent higher transistor performance while utilizing 30-50 percent less power. Here’s a look at everything else the Exynos 9825 supports and the kind of performance future flagship smartphone and tablet owners can experience.
Exynos 9825 Retains Tri-Cluster CPU Architecture as Exynos 9820, Using Samsung’s Fourth-Generation Custom Processors, and More
Coming to the processor configuration first, the Exynos 9825 is running two of Samsung’s custom cores, coupled with two Cortex-A75 cores for optimal performance and four Cortex-A55 cores for maintaining energy efficiency. The company has currently not disclosed the clock speeds of tri-cluster CPU configuration, but rest assured that more information will come forth as Samsung draws its Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 5G launch to a close. Additionally, the GPU is an ARM Mali-G76 with 12 clusters, same as the Exynos 9820.
Samsung claims that both the Mali-G76 GPU and Cortex-A75 run at faster clock speeds, enabling the Exynos 9825 to be faster than the Exynos 9820 when both chips were ‘tested internally’. The Korean manufacturer apparently wants to market its latest SoC as a performance-driven champ as it states that the combined increase in performance from the GPU and CPU will lead to faster loading times, enabling smoother gaming sessions with devices fueled by the Exynos 9825.
NPU (Neural Processing Unit)
Samsung has also integrated an NPU, just like it did with the Exynos 9820. The Neural Processing Unit is designed for improving AI-powered photography as well as benefit applications that take advantage of augmented reality. The NPU will be responsible for object recognition, as well selecting the ideal scenes, which with the help of the Image Signal Processor (ISP) will enable users to experience a decent balance of colors and ‘true to life’ imaging results.
The NPU will also work intelligently in recognizing the smartphone owner’s usage patterns and enable much faster app pre-loading. This will allow the device to open up apps much faster, which will be aided thanks to the increased CPU clock speeds.
The Exynos 9825 sports an integrated 4G LTE Advanced Pro modem, and along with 8x Carrier Aggregation, it offers up to Cat. 20 LTE download speeds, translating up to 2Gbps, and up to 316Mbps upload speeds. The 7nm EUV silicon is also ready for 5G connectivity and can seamlessly be paired with Samsung’s Exynos Modem 5100.
Video Format and Resolution Support
Samsung states that its latest Exynos 9825’s multi-format codec (MFC) supports up to 8K video encoding at 30FPS, 4K encoding at 150FPS, and 10-bit HEVC (H.265) codec. As a treat for users, they can consume media at not just up to 4K, but with HDR10+ support too.
The Exynos 9825 can support 4K UHD resolutions measuring 4096 x 2160 pixels, along with WQUXGA resolutions, which measure 3840 x 2400 pixels. UFS 3.0 storage is also supported, as is the UFS 2.1 standard. Strangely enough, Samsung’s latest and greatest chipset doesn’t provide LPDDR5 DRAM support, as the company’s product page only states LPDDR4x. As for the camera, a 22MP rear, a 22MP front unit, and a dual 16MP + 16MP optics unit is support by the silicon. The Exynos 9825 also has a physically unclonable function (PUF), which stores and manage your personal data.
This new technology is expected to debut in the brand new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus. We’ll have to wait and see how these two devices incorporated with Samsung’s most powerful SoC stack up against the Galaxy S10 range, which includes the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and Galaxy S10 5G, all armed with the Exynos 9820 and it will be an interesting comparison. With the latest unveiling of Samsung’s latest mobile SoC, things got a whole lot exciting, and like always, we’ll be here to give you timely coverage of the Unpacked event, so stay tuned.