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Samsung Galaxy S10 to be powered by Exynos 9820 SoC, ARM’s Mali-G76 7nm GPU: Report

Samsung will reportedly ditch its custom GPU in favor of Mali-G76 for 25 percent performance boost.

  • Published: July 10, 2018 1:17 PM IST
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 launch is at least seven months away, but the rumor mill has already started buzzing with information. Earlier report hinted that the Galaxy S10 will come with dual rear cameras, whereas the Galaxy S10+ would feature dual front and triple rear cameras. Now, details about the devices’ chipset and the GPU have surfaced.

According to a reliable leaker, Ice Universe, the Galaxy S10 will feature Exynos 9820 SoC under the hood. The CPU will feature an octa-core configuration with 2+2+4 DynamicIQ architecture. Out of these, two will be Exynos M4 big cores, two will be Cortex-A75 or A76 cores, and the remaining four will be small Cortex-A55 efficiency cores.

Watch: Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review

The tipster also mentioned details about the GPU. This time around, Samsung may ditch its custom GPU, and opt for ARM’s MALI-G76 GPU that was announced back in May. It will be ARM’s first 7nm GPU that will bring 30 percent performance improvements, while also bringing 30 percent energy efficient at the same time.

The GPU is also expected to bring 2.7x improvement in machine learning. What’s more, the GPU can have anywhere between 4-20 cores, but Samsung may go with just 18 cores, like it did with Exynos 9810’s Mali-G72 GPU.

It is likely that Samsung decided to go with ARM as its in-house GPU development won’t be ready until the flagship Galaxy S10 launch. The first-gen Samsung GPU could be used in low-range devices, whereas the second-gen ones could then make way to high-end smartphones, self-driving cars and more.

  • Published Date: July 10, 2018 1:17 PM IST