On Thursday, Samsung unveiled its new Exynos 9 series 9810 processor, a chip that might be used in the upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone.Samsung claims that new chip will be able to deliver better performance and also teased the use of neural networks and deep learning for more sophisticated face detection and object identification in images. However, it isn’t confirmed that whether AI is built directly into the chip design or if it’s only better optimized for handling AI tasks.Samsung identifies“realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face” as one of the major advantages of this new chip-which will be familiar to some people as iPhone main X features(animoji and Face ID).
The Exynos 9 series 9810 is built around the current architecture among Android phones. It includes four performance processor cores which can reach up to a speed of 2.9 GHz and also includes four efficiency cores to provide for an extended battery life when less power is required.The design of this new chip is inspired by the design of the Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55, which were announced by ARM in the middle of last year.
Built using Samsung’s second generation 10nm process technology, Samsung claims that the new Exynos 9810 is extremely energy-efficient, with a major improvement in its Single-core performance and 40% improvement in multi-core scenarios.The chip will also have a separate secure processing unit for handling sensitive personal and biometric data (such as facial, iris, and fingerprint scans).The modem inside this chip is amongst the first to support six-carrier aggregation, which means that it can provide with a max LTE speed of 1.2 Gbps.Samsung also promising a “real-time out-of-focus photography,” up to 120fps video recording at Ultra HD resolution, and a better stabilization when capturing both images and video.
However, Samsung has a habit of using Qualcomm chips in some countries, which in the case of Galaxy S9 means that the company might use a chip from Qualcomm instead of using the new Exynos chip.The Exynos 9 Series 9810 isn’t just built for smartphones as Samsung plans to use the chip in computers and in cars, though it didn’t name any specific partners for the latter.