It seems like Samsung is only keeping the Note10 as its main focus for the UNPACKED event later as they have just published all the details of the Exynos 9825 that is expected to be found in the Galaxy Note10 series of smartphones.
Firstly, Samsung made an emphasis that this is the world’s first chipset that is fabricated using the 7nm EUV (extreme ultraviolet) lithography process. Here’s a quick crash course on what it means.
In the process of making a chip or a processor, one of the steps is lithography. This process draws the circuitry for the components inside the chip. As of now, the industrial norm is to use UV light to “print” the circuitry onto the silicon. However, the circuit “wires” or “pathways” with UV light is relatively huge compared to EUV. Hence, the shift of EUV means that you can have a more efficient layout for your circuitry and potentially pack more transistors in the same footprint.
Now, we’re not sure what other changes did to the chipset but by looking at Samsung’s official page for the Exynos 9825 and compare it to the Exynos 9820, they’re both very different in terms of feature highlights, but still have the same simplistic specs list.
By the way, this is also the one of the mobile chip that is actually capable of viewing 8K 30fps videos. Perhaps Samsung will enable 8K 30fps video capturing on the upcoming Galaxy Note10? Only time will tell.
We’ll have to wait for more information before we are able to confirm anything else.