Based on latest benchmarks leak, it appears that the Note 10 will be the most powerful Android ever for versions with Exynos 9825 and Snapdragon 855+ SoCs. The Note 10 will still have S-Pen stylus, but with bigger battery, more RAM and bigger display compared to its predecessor. With 6.7-inch display, it will have the biggest ever display for a Note device. The US version of Note 10 will be for sale only inside the US, while the global version will use Exynos 9825. A tipster in Chinese social media revealed that a Samsung device with Exynos 9825 will arrive in the 2nd half of this year.
The regular Snapdragon 855 is a 7nm SoC and it powers the Galaxy S10, while the earlier Exynos 9820 SoC uses 8nm die shrink. The A12 SoC is the first Apple’s 7nm chipsets delivers in mass quantity for its 2018 iPhone models. Finally this year, Samsung’s EUV manufacturing machines are ready to churn out 7nm chipsets in similar quantity. The Exynos 9825 is Samsung’s first device with 7nm EUV technology and it has recently appeared on benchmarks. Results show that the Note 10 with Exynos 9825 (SM-N970F) is even faster than the Galaxy S10+ on Geekbench benchmark results. This should make the Note 10 a reasonably future-proofed device.
The chief of Samsung semiconductor LSI division confirmed that the 7nm EUV is a challenging technology. The Exynos 9825 is a second-generation 7nm chipset using the UEV (extreme ultraviolet) lithography equipment. This technology allows Samsung to lay down extremely small 7nm transistors without major technical issues. It means, EUV lithography makes it possible to produce 7nm chipset easier and with better yields. Compared to older 10nm chipsets for iPhone X and Note 9, the 7nm UEV chipsets offers 50 percent reduction in power utilization, 20 percent faster performance at similar frequency clock and 40 percent smaller physical footprint. Also, compared to first generation 7nm chipsets, the second generation 7nm UEV chips are 15 percent faster.