The new chip from Samsung, called the Exynos 9820, was predictable, but its release in November was unexpected. This year's top chip, which is featured in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9, was first introduced with the CES fair in early January.
Another unexpected feature is that the chipset is built in an 8 nanometer process. This not only after Huawei and Apple's competitors made 7 nanometer chips, but also when Samsung announced its own 7 nanometer process is ready to produce circuits. One reason for this might be that Samsung is in a hurry. According to the company's press release, the Exynos 9820 will be available in volume before the end of the year. It is much earlier than necessary to sell the Galaxy S10 at the beginning of March, and could be interpreted as Samsung this time planning to launch the next top model earlier. On the other hand, I have heard rumors about the early release almost every year without becoming reality.
The finer process means faster chips, but the difference between 7 and 8 nanometers should not be exaggerated, and the Exynos 9820 seems to offer standard performance improvements: 20 percent faster on a single move, 15 percent more and 40 percent one hundred less energy. This time, a configuration similar to that of Huawei Kirin 980 was chosen, with three groups of processor cores, four Corex Corex A55-core, two Cortex A75 and two core CPU cores. The graphic circuit is a Mali-G76 MP12 arm. Another similarity with Huawei is that you now have a neural processor dedicated to artificial intelligence and mechanical learning.
The chipset supports LTE at speeds we do not learn from our operators in the near future, but 5G is missing in this generation's chipset.