Samsung Exynos 9810 Chipset with 40% Faster Cores Announced
It features a 2.9GHz custom CPU, an industry-first 6CA LTE modem and deep learning processing capabilities
Samsung has started production of its Exynos 9810 mobile processor with faster gigabit LTE modem and machine learning capabilities, the company announced. The South Korean major says the new chipset will be showcased for the first time at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which kicks off in Las Vegas later this week.
The highlights of the chipset include a third-generation custom CPU, 1.2Gbps LTE modem, and sophisticated image processing that enables 4K video at 120fps. The Exynos 9810 offers eight CPU cores divided into two clusters: four high-performance cores clocked at 2.90GHz, and four energy-efficient cores. The company says it offers up around 40 per cent better multi-core performance than its predecessor.
Along with bringing more power, the new SoC also introduces “neural network-based deep learning and stronger security”. The technology will allow the processor to more accurately recognize subjects in photos or facilitate enhanced depth-sensing for 3D face detection. With the advancement of hardware and software, Samsung claims that it “enables realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face”.
The chipset features an industry-first Category 18 LTE modem with 6x carrier aggregation for a total bandwidth of 1.2Gbps. You’ll get 4×4 MIMO and 256-QAM, but it’s unlikely you’ll ever be able to get those speeds in real-world usage. The Exynos 9810 also has a separate security processing unit that stores biometric information like facial, iris and fingerprint data.
The company says the latest Exynos 9810 is suited for platforms such as smartphones, personal computing, and automotive. It’s likely the Galaxy S9 will be the first smartphone to take advantage of the Exynos 9810 mobile processor. But given the company’s past strategy, some models of the Galaxy S9 will feature the Exynos 9810, with users in the US and China will get the device with a Snapdragon 845 chipset.
Last month Samsung announced that it had started mass production of the first 512 GB flash storage. The new high-capacity eUFS enables a premium smartphone to store approximately 130 4K Ultra High Definition video clips of 10-minutes, which is about a tenfold increase compared to 64-gigabyte eUFS, which allows storage of only about 13 video clips of the same size.