Samsung Exynos 9825 7nm SoC announced with integrated NPU, 5G support and more

Samsung Exynos 9825 7nm SoC announced with integrated NPU, 5G support and more

Samsung has announced its Exynos 9825 SoC processor.

The new chip is fabricated using a 7nm process and comes with 5G support.

The octa core SoC is equipped with two Cortex-A75 performance cores and four Cortex-A55 cores.

Ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked event where the company is expected to announce its Galaxy Note 10 series of devices, Samsung has introduced its new Exynos 9825 SoC. It is the company’s first chip to be built on a 7nm architecture and is touted to be faster and more power-efficient than its predecessor. Developed using extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), the new processor is expected to debut in the Galaxy Note 10 series of handsets. With Artificial Intelligence being the new buzzword, Samsung has also included a new Neural Processing Unit (NPU) on the Exynos 9825 SoC, which is said to take care of AI-processing and related tasks.

Samsung says that including an NPU on the Exynos 9825 processor will enable processing on-device AI tasks like object recognition, performance-enhancing features like usage pattern recognition and faster app pre-loading. The octa-core processor features two custom CPU cores, which are paired with two Cortex-A75 performance cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. The graphic needs are taken care of by the ARM Mali G76 MP12 GPU and the chip also supports 4G LTE as it comes with an integrated 4G LTE-Advanced Pro modem. When paired up with the Exynos Modem 5100, the Exynos 9825 will also support 5G NR.  

SoC Samsung Exynos 9825 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

2x M4 @ 2.73 GHz
2x Cortex A75 @ 2.4 GHz
4x Cortex A55 @ 1.95 GHz

1x Kryo 485 Gold (A76 derivative) @ 2.84GHz 1x512KB pL2
3x Kryo 485 Gold (A76 derivative) @ 2.42GHz 3x256KB pL2
4x Kryo 485 Silver (A55 derivative) @ 1.80GHz 4x128KB pL2
2MB sL3


Mali G76MP12


Adreno 640 @ 885MHz
Memory Controller 4x 16-bit CH LPDDR4X @ 2093MHz

4x 16-bit CH @ 2133MHz



3MB system level cache


Rear: 22MP

Front: 22MP

Dual: 16MP+16MP

Dual 14-bit Spectra 380 ISP

1x 48MP or 2x 22MP


8K @ 30fps & 4K @ 150fps

encode & decode H.265/HEVC, H.264, VP9

2160p @ 60fps 10-bit H.265

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG 720p @ 480fps

Integrated Modem

Shannon 5000 Integrated LTE

(Category 20/13)

DL = 2000 Mbps

8x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
UL = 316 Mbps

3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

Snapdragon X24 LTE

(Category 20)
DL = 2000Mbps

7x20MHz CA, 256-QAM, 4×4

UL = 316Mbps

3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

Manufacturing Process  Samsung 7nm LPP (EUV) 7nm (N7)

Information via: AnandTech

For the camera, the Exynos 9825 SoC supports a 22MP sensor on the rear and the front of a device. Additionally, a 16MP + 16MP dual-camera setup is also supported by the chip. As for the display, the new processor supports WQUXGA (3840×2400) and 4K UHD (4096×2160) panels. With the chip, a device can also support LPDDR4x memory, along with UFS 3.0 and UFS 2.1 storage. In terms of video recording, the new Samsung SoC supports 8K at 30fps or 4K UHD at 150 fps. It can also encode and decode with 10-bit HEVC codec, along with H.264 and VP9 codecs. 

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