Due to production limitations, the Exynos 9820 was built on the proprietary 8 nm node and it did not really match the Snapdragon 855, but Samsung recently gained access to its own 7 nm EUV manufacturing nodes, which should boost transistor performance by 20-30% and lower power requirements by 30-50% for the new Exynos 9825.
The new Exynos 9825 is a fairly decent upgrade and seems flawless for a device like the Note 10.
The processor will be available in global versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus, with United States versions using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus.
The Exynos 9825 is an octa-core processor with 2x 4th gen Custom CPUs paired with 2x Cortex-A75 cores and 4x Cortex-A55 cores. The new SoC also uses the same ARM Mali-G76 MP12 GPU as its predecessor. The SoC is also ready to work with Samsung's Exynos Modem 5100 to offer 5G support. At the event, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus, and its new Exynos chipset. It will support LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 3.0/2.1 storage and up to 4K UHD (4096×2160) display resolutions. Officially, the chipset can support a 16MP + 16MP dual configuration or a single 22MP primary sensor for the main camera.
In terms of cameras, it can drive a 22MP rear, a 22MP front unit, and a dual 16MP + 16MP optics unit is support by the silicon. On the video side of things, the processor is capable of encoding and decoding 8K UHD video.
Samsung also promises this new chipset will improve the smartphone's graphics performance, as well as bringing new AI camera features for better shots. The rumor is that Samsung will announce a 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 10 and a ginormous 6.8-inch Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Stay tuned for more details about the handset, but considering all the leaks, we won't have any surprises.