Later this evening Samsung will officially unveil its new Galaxy Note 10, but ahead of the launch the South Korean firm has revealed some information on the silicon that will be powering the flagship device.

To that end Samsung has unveiled its new 7 nanometer Exynos 9825 processor, which is the company’s first chipset of that size to feature an extreme ultraviolent (EUV) design. The upshot of this new design is simply that it is more powerful and efficient than its predecessor, which utilised an 8nm architecture.

That said much of the Exynos 9825 design is similar to that of the previous offering, with the same Cheetah M4 cores and Mali-G76GPU present. While similar, Samsung claims that the new processor will outperform its predecessor in every regard, although the firm has remained tight-lipped on precise numbers for now.

The Exynos 9825 will also support 4G LTE at up to 2Gbps, with a neural processing unit to assist with AI tasks such as image recognition when using the camera. There is no support for 5G, so as Engadget points out, the rumoured 5G versions of the Note 10 will likely need the Exynos Modem 5100.

All of this may be moot, however, especially for us in South Africa, as it’s still to be seen which silicon Samsung opts for when launching the Note 10 in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

If past devices are anything to go by, we should be getting the new Exynos 9825 for our devices in a couple of months, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon version shipping to the States.

All of this should be revealed this evening, with Samsung Mobile South planning a local event to coincide with the Note 10’s Galaxy Unpacked livestream at 22:00. We’ll be covering all the news, so be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up to date.