27 November 2019
The Exynos 990, 5G-enabled mobile chipset that Samsung launched a few weeks ago is also the Exynos 9830 that will power the Galaxy S11. Folks over at SamMobile have figured out that the part number for the Exynos 990 is S5E9830 by referring to the official website.
The Exynos 9830 turns out actually to be the internal name for the Exynos 990. This might be a bit confusing to understand since Samsung has been using consumer-facing names internally as well, but things seem to have been switched this time. Take, for instance, the Exynos 9820 had part number S5E9820.
Launched back in October, the Exynos 990 is made using the 7nm Extreme EUV process and capable of handling AI and 5G-powered applications. It is an octa-core processor with four ARM Cortex-A76 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. It supports LPDDR5 RAM but the most important thing to note that it features a 120Hz display driver. So, you can expect Galaxy S11 to have a display with a higher refresh rate, though it is not necessarily the 120Hz, it could be the 90Hz, as speculated.
The Exynos 990 SoC is paired with an ARM Mali-G77 GPU and Samsung claims 20% faster performance and power efficiency with the new processor.
The other SoC that could power the Galaxy S11 is the Snapdragon 865 from Qualcomm. The processor is not yet official but could launch in December. The Snapdragon 865 SoC offers many features similar to the Exynos 990, including the integrated 5G modem, support for 100MP+ cameras, and UFS 3.0 storage. It s also built on a 7nm EUV manufacturing process by Samsung.