Rumour has it that the successor to Samsung’s current Exynos 9810 SoC is supposedly already in development. A tweet that was made by a Twitter user known as Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) showed what he claims is Samsung’s roadmap with the words “Exynos 9820” written on it.
@UniverseIce also alleged that Samsung had already been working on its new mobile processor since the beginning of this year, but fell short of providing any additional details about the innards of the processor.
While it’s still too early to be making any speculations, SamMobile had suggested that it is unlikely that the new Exynos 9820 would be based on Samsung’s new 7nm die lithography. One factor that does seem relatively possible, however, is that the new processor could come with higher clockspeeds, even better power efficiency, and maybe support for 5G connectivity.
Hello，Exynos 9820。 pic.twitter.com/DCaM3TBKf2
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) April 3, 2018
As usual, Samsung hasn’t made any official announcements about the Exynos 9820. So until they actually do acknowledge its existence, this is essentially still just heresay. As such, we do advise you to take it with a large grain of salt. But then, it’s no secret that Samsung would have to start working on a new processor at some point.