Samsung Galaxy S30 could get an enormous power boost from this new chip

Samsung Galaxy S30 could get an enormous power boost from this new chip
Samsung Galaxy S30

The Samsung Galaxy S30 will use a replacement more efficient Exynos chip, and if we're lucky, we may even see it appear during this year's Samsung Galaxy Note 20 too.


ZDNet reports that Samsung is preparing to start production of a replacement chip with long-term silicon partner TSMC in August. This new chip is believed to be called the Exynos 992, building on the Exynos 990 currently found within the Galaxy S20 series.

Notably, it'll be Samsung's first 5nm chipset, which packs more computing power into a smaller area than the 7nm chips currently utilized in smartphones, a bit like the Exynos 990 and thus the Snapdragon 865. this would possibly not only cause more powerful chips but also improve their efficiency, successively helping extend battery life. 

The report quotes a politician from TSMC that "It remains only to decide" whether Samsung will use this new contribute the Note 20. However, the report also suggests this new chipset will use a Cortex-A78 CPU and Mali-G78 GPU, the recently announced IPs from chip designer Arm. 

Getting these new designs into production in but two months would be far too fast. But preparing them for February 2021, when the Galaxy S30 will likely launch, could even be a more reasonable timeframe. Therefore we suspect this chip is becoming to be utilized within the S30 instead of the Note 20, or it won't use the Cortex-A78 and Mali-G78 and should delay the expected August reveal the date of the Note 20 while Samsung ramps up production. 

Just don't expect the rumoured 992 in an American Samsung handset though, as Samsung still uses Snapdragon chips within the US version of its phones. Exynos chips tend to happen in Samsung handsets within the ECU and Asian markets. 

We're expecting the Galaxy Note 20 to seem on stage at an online Galaxy Unpacked event, where it'll be joined by Samsung's newest foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold 2. The Note 20 is additionally rumoured to feature a 120Hz display, also as cameras almost like those found on the Galaxy S20 series though with potential for upgraded sensors.
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