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(Pocket-lint) - There has been no shortage of leaks about the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S10, but now we have something concrete: details about the Exynos 9820, the processor that will likely power the next Samsung Galaxy handset.

Samsung says that the Exynos 9820 moves to an 8nm FinFET process, reducing power consumption by 10 per cent compared to the previous generation 10nm hardware. There are performance gains, with a single core performance boost of 20 per cent and multi-core boost of 15 per cent.


What does all this mean? Your phone will be faster and more capable of handling intensive tasks without increasing the drain on the battery. 

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But the story of this new hardware is really about the incorporation of a neutral processing unit to handle AI tasks, with Samsung pointing out that it will be better equipped to do things like intensive photography AI in real time - and the result is 7x more AI power.

None of this really comes as a surprise as we've seen the same sort of messaging from Apple with the A12 Bionic in the iPhone XS and Huawei with the Kirin 980 in the Mate 20 Pro in recent months.

Moving from the official to the rumour side of the story, one of Twitter's most prolific leakers has shared a few details which he's referring to as "preliminary".

While Android Pie with One UI won't come as a surprise, the "punch hole" front camera cutout might, suggesting a shift in front design of Samsung's next big phone.

Three rear cameras made their debut on the Samsung Galaxy A7 in 2018, in the S10 we should be getting standard, wide and zoom. It looks like Samsung is going to leave no stone unturned. 

We've been tracking the story around the Galaxy S10 for some time, so be sure to check out all the rumours.

Writing by Chris Hall.