In June this year, Samsung unveiled the 7nm EUV technology for manufacturing the smartphone chipsets. EUV means Extreme Ultra Violet Light & it is a technology that was in the works for 20-30 years will be used for Samsung’s next flagship processor, i.e., the Exynos 9820. Today, a trusted source revealed that Samsung Galaxy S10 would is powered by the Exynos 9820, which is going to be a 7nm processor manufactured using the 7nm EUV technology.
As ZDNet explains, Samsung’s 7nm process has a 27nm fin pitch, and a 54nm gate pitch, which results in the smallest FinFET transistors reported to date. It also has the smallest high-density SRAM cell size at 0.0262 square microns. The overall result is a 40 percent shrink in comparison with its current 10nm process used to manufacture Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 and Samsung’s own Exynos 9810.
The source revealed that the Exynos 9820 has dual core NPUs. So, it sounds like a similar arrangement as the Kirin 980 that also features dual NPUs. The NPUs will be used for better camera performance by working with the Image Signal Processor or the ISP.
It looks like 2019 is going to be a great year for smartphones. From the cameras to the displays and the processors, we are going to see innovation in everything. What are your expectations from Samsung next year? Do let us know via the comments section.