Samsung announced the Exynos 990 processor and Exynos Modem 5123 5G modem at its TechDays event a few days back. It’s widely believed that the first Samsung smartphone to rock the latest Exynos 990 processor is going to be the Galaxy S11, which is expected to release in the first quarter of 2020.
Now, according to XDA’s Max Weinbach, the latest Exynos 990 is not Samsung’s flagship processor for 2020, meaning that we might see a more powerful SoC powering the upcoming Galaxy S11, assuming that Samsung is going to upgrade the processor. It also means that Samsung is going to showcase another powerful processor before the S11 sees the daylight.
Quick leak with more info coming soon, the Exynos 990 is NOT Samsung's flagship SoC for 2020.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) October 25, 2019
The Exynos 990 appears to be a successor to the existing Exynos 980, which is a mid-range processor. Therefore, it’s highly likely that midrange Samsung devices like the Galaxy A-series are going to be powered by the latest Exynos 990 processor.
Coming back to the Galaxy S11, the much-rumored Exynos 9830 could power Samsung’s upcoming flagship as it appears to be the successor to the Exynos 9820, the processor that powers the Galaxy S10 smartphones.
Galaxy S11 is expected to feature a display with a weird 20:9 aspect ratio, slightly up from 19:9 on the Galaxy S10. This will make the display look a lot like the one you find on the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A80 as both A70 and A80 have a similar aspect ratio.
The Galaxy S11 is expected to be Samsung’s first flagship smartphone of the year 2020 and as usual, the expectation is also quite high.