Every year, Samsung comes up with a new flagship chipset to include inside the European versions of its Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note flagships. The next one should be called Exynos 9820 and according to a new leak, it may be way more interesting than its predecessors. According to the known leakster identified on Twitter by the nickname Ice Universe, the Korean giant is planning to adopt a tri-cluster architecture for its next top-end processor. The configuration should be 2+2+4 for a total of three clusters with different CPUs for each one.
According to the leak, the first cluster will include two custom cores Mongoose M4, while the rest of the clusters will include ARM cores. The second cluster should contain Cortex A76 cores, while the third one will be composed of efficient Cortex A55 cores. Further, Samsung Exynos 9820 will support the ARM DynamIQ technology which will make possible for the three clusters to work in every possible configuration. So, the phone should be able to automatically decide whether it is the moment to lower energy consumption or to enhance the performance. It is a similar architecture to the one used by MediaTek for the Helio X series composed of deca-core processors, with the difference that Samsung Exynos 9820 will be an octa-core chipset.
This SoC is rumored to reach a max frequency of 3.3 GHz, the highest frequency ever seen on a mobile chipset. The actual Exynos 9810 is an octa-core processor reaching a max frequency of 2.8 GHz, just like the Snapdragon 845 by Qualcomm. Samsung Exynos 9820 will debut with the European version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 line up and it should also be included in the Note 10, while the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will still have the Samsung Exynos 9810. Do you think Samsung will be the most dangerous Qualcomm’s rival with this chipset?