Samsung’s latest chip is the Exynos 9810. At the moment, it can only be found in the international variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. However, a new finding has revealed that the Korean manufacturer has already begun work on a successor, the Exynos 9820.
The finding comes from an employee’s bio where it is listed under the accomplishment that he/she is working on the Exynos 9820. So not only do we know that the new chip is already under development but we also know its name.
The bio also reveals the individual is involved in the development of a 5G RF chip. While he/she started work on the RF chip back in May, 2017, work began on the Exynos 9820 in January, 2018.
There are no details of the Exynos 9820 available but it will likely be Samsung’s first 7nm chip. It probably will not be officially announced until next year before it appears in the Galaxy S10 or whatever Samsung decides to call its next flagship.
Qualcomm is another manufacturer already working on a 7nm 5G chip and mobile processor. Its 5G modem is the Snapdragon X50 and will appear alongside the Snapdragon 855 in mobile phones in 2019.