The most important smartphone launches for this year are over. Now everyone is looking forward to next year’s models, which will be equipped with new chipsets. Of course, the first flagship mobiles will be presented at the MWC in Barcelona, which will take place at the end of February next year. However, still this year we will learn more about the processors that will drive them. Samsung has just released details about its new chipset, the Exynos 9810.
Most of the flagships which we will see next year will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. Its official launch will be in early December. However, Samsung diversifies chipsets in their smartphones for several years. New flagships from Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series for China and the United States are available with the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, while European models have Samsung’s Exynos SoC. This way, Samsung is able to quickly produce a large number of new mobiles and deliver them to all markets. Rumours have surfaced that Samsung has already booked the first Snapdragon 845 delivery. That’s exactly the same as last year with Snapdragon 835. Other manufacturers have either had to move the date of their premieres, or decide to use Snapdragon 821.
Exynos 9810 will support aggregation of 6 frequency bands and a speed up to 1.2 Gbps.
For many people, it is clear that Exynos 9810 must match Snapdragon 845 performance. So every year, everyone compares benchmark results and battery life. Qualcomm has not yet revealed details about its new chipset, we only know the leaks of its specifications. We do not know much about the new layout of Samsung either. Exynos 9 Series, i.e. the 9810 model, will feature 3-generation CPUs, an enhanced graphics module and a category 18 LTE (1.2 Gbps) modem supporting carrier aggregation of 6 bands. The new SoC will be manufactured in an improved 10 nm process. Unfortunately, this is all the information that Samsung has provided. Most likely Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 will offer similar performance and power consumption. The average user should not experience too many differences when using a smartphone with one of these SoCs.