Samsung unveils the eventual Galaxy S9 chipset, Exynos 9810

The first true 9-series Exynos is here, but it is still made with the 10nm process

The first true 9-series Exynos is here, but it is still made with the 10nm process


Just like that, Samsung kind of, sort of announced its latest and truest 9-series Exynos processor, the 9810. We say truest, as the 8895 in the Note 8 is still market as 9-series by Samsung, even though it is denoted with an eight at the beginning. Internal code numbers aside, there were plenty of rumors that this new Exynos 9810 will be powering the Galaxy S9 and S9+, but looking at the specs that Samsung listed, we are not so sure about this.

First off, the 9810 is still done with the 10nm production node, albeit with the second generation process that is usually more refined and offers higher performance with a lower power draw. The tale of the tape about the chipset in the Galaxy S9 was that it will be a 7nm affair in the case of Snapdragon 845 for the US, and an 8nm in the case of the Exynos models. That's not what the 9810 is offering right now, but its actual point seems to be adding value in other ways.


For instance, Samsung lists it as having "3rd-generation custom CPU cores, upgraded GPU, and gigabit LTE modem with industry-first 6CA support." Now, what would that more powerful graphics subsystem be, remains to be heard, but the 6CA (carrier aggregation) modem was already announced by Samsung back in the summer, and at the time it promised to fold it into its next-gen mobile chipset, apparently what it is doing now with the 9810. The Exynos 8895 in the Note 8 has a 5CA modem and 1Gbps peak download speeds, while the 6CA modem in the 9810 promises 1.2Gbps, and more stable downloads, getting Samsung "ready for the upcoming 5G era.".

At the time, Samsung hinted that the "mobile processor adopting the new Cat.18 6CA-supported LTE modem technology is expected to be in mass production by the end of this year," and the announcement of Exynos 9810 seems to fit this timeframe. Now, it remains to be seen if there will be another 9810, made with an 8nm production node, but if the Galaxy S9 is supposed to arrive earlier than usual, and is going into mass production next month, we wouldn't be surprised to see it land with the 7nm Snapdragon 845 in the US, and the 10nm second-gen Exynos 9810 for the rest of the world. The average user most likely won't be able to tell a difference anyway, so we can't wait for the first Exynos 9810 scores to start hitting the benchmark databases.

source: Samsung 

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62 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1448; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I would buy a Samsung phone if they removed the Samsung UI, the hardware is sometimes very beautiful, but software sucks so bad.

2. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

why it sucks ?

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Most say Touchwiz UI is over stuffed with features and to heavy of a skin that comes with more performance drawbacks when compared to other android skins. I find myself mostly agreeing with them about Samsung's Touchwiz but to a much lesser degree than I use to because it has gotten way better in terms of speed, especially with the Note 8 and the software tweaks that come with it. Some great examples of how the speed has vastly improved on the Note 8 over the S8 and even the latest iPhone. Side note, Oneplus really shows what a less feature rich android skin and a lot of ram is truly capable of huh.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOIsyFt6Z8I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL99tRQR9W0&t=169s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL2jWQo25ac Lap one is the true speed test if you ask me and two just shows how important ram is but a win is a win right!

3. Hollowmost

Posts: 414; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Weird I buy Sammy devices just for software ...

13. Peacetoall unregistered

Me too brother

14. CableTelcontar

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Me three. Went away for a while and just missed the tweaks touchwiz gives. The Note8 just makes it all much better

17. treypoundz

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

Me too. The other are boring. I like features.

28. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

How is the laggy experience in Samsung phones these days?? lol

47. fyah_king unregistered

Like the icrap doesn't lag. Keep buying my Apple products cause my stocks are growing. I love you guys.:))

54. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Much better than any iPhone with so much more functionality and ease of use.

29. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Me too bro.....LMAO

39. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

You mean the new IOS 11 that have to reload apps on the brand new iPhone X?

40. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Me two bro......LMAO

43. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

Thank you for that, was waiting to see if anyone notices that, Apple said 3 gigs are enough now the iPhone x remembers just a few of the apps after opening them as there is no enough RAM, everythingapplepro/YouTube note 8 ran circles around iPhone x in speed test en remembered everything it was doing even tho most apps were not optimised for the iPhone x.#39

58. Valinor

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Yeah same s**t happens on the Ipad Air 2. Ios 10 was perfect, no safari page reloads, no app reloads. Faster, less buggy. Only issues in ios 11

22. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Me too, been trying other android phones as daily driver and won't take long to miss TW features (or what we called it now? samsung experience? still can't get used to the new name, even after a year :v) I can install 3rd party apps to replace missing TW features, but I think it's better to stick with TW

32. mikehunta727 unregistered

Opposite for me, I buy Samsung devices mainly cause of the hardware they provide although Samsung Experience 8.5 is much improved over any past TouchWiz UI. My note 8 has been running buttery smooth for 2 weeks now

33. Firenze91

Posts: 204; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Me too and let's not forget all the goodies that come with it (heart rate reader, VR, samsung pay etc)

50. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Same here man, stock Android is just such a privacy-invading and pitifully limited experience, almost as bad as stock iOS. Never would have switched from jailbroken iOS to Android on a OnePlus One if it were purely stock android, lacking especially Privacy Guard. And I sure wouldn't love my 256GB Exynos Note 8 as much as I do now if it weren't for all of the following advanced features working great together: - Bixby quick commands (these make Bixby simply the most useful voice assistant, ever, https://youtu.be/kAaA9w_VY_8 ) - S-Pen (so many handy features packed into this 1 tool) - Always on display that I can write to and keep track of quick notes - Edge panles (so many shortcuts and information at a glance right from my lock screen) - Samsung Internet (simply the BEST browsing experience I've EVER had on a Smartphone, be it my OnePlus One or Note 8, and miles better than safari I experienced on jailbroken iOS) - Samsung Pass (the convenience of logging into websites with just my finger) - etc. Love the features and can never settle for a mere stock android experience. Stock android is mostly just playing catchup with them "quick updates". Would much rather have a very useful and smooth performing tool today.

60. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Same lol

4. Abdbaas

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Nothing stops you from flashing a vanilla rom

37. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

Except voiding your warranty if the flash causes the phone to take a crap

5. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Their software hasn't sucked for a long time

30. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Who said that?? Note 8 freezing issues are the most recent sucking software problem Samsung has. There software sucked since the beginning and still sucks for sure. I know truth sucks too for fanboys like you.....lol

44. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Are you projecting iPhone X issues now? Scroll up a bit and you'll find complaints about that.

6. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Use Nova launcher, problem solved

27. bucknassty

Posts: 1296; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I do this immediately with all samsung phones... there is something still hanging on in their launcher from years ago and they have not addressed it yet

38. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

I fell in love with Arrow Launcher. Automatically putting apps in alphabetical order and having a hub page for everything you did on your phone

8. rkoforever90

Posts: 411; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

They have improved the software significantly since the galaxy s4 days but what I hate is the duplicate apps and other junks apps which comes with samsung phones which I don't use anyway atleast there should be an option to delete those

25. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

while giving users options isn't bad at all.....what bothers me is that there is no way I can remove preinstalled apps from Samsung & google w/o rooting (& I don't roo my phn), so its wasted space. nothing else.... google & samsung should let us remove pre installed services (if we don't use them) & ofcourse, let us download through store if we wish to !!

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